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Stanage Struggle

The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle passes through beautiful Peak District countryside � beginning in the village of Hathersage the route progresses via track, grass, path and moorland up onto Stanage Edge, out to High Neb, with a quick downhill return leg on very runnable ground back to the village.

The Struggle is, despite it�s name, a very accessible race.�

It provides a serious challenge for the swifter runners � attracting top names capable of fast times - whilst the varied terrain ensures that everyone can excel at some stage of the race.� Road runners and other fell race virgins often use The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle as their introduction to fell racing.

The first mile is on easy track with open gates � ensuring that the field spreads out quickly enabling faster competitors a trouble free start.� The complete route is signed and marshalled throughout by Fat Boys - with additional support from St John Ambulance and the Edale Mountain Rescue Team.

The Fat Boys aim to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere from registration through to prizegiving.� Registration is �on the day� � turn up and run.

The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle is based at the village school/school field.

  • The field is well signposted and easily visible from the main road.�
  • Free car parking is available in the field adjacent to the start/finish.�
  • Registration, changing and toilets are undercover.�
  • Refreshments

There will be a range of prizes, mostly kind donations from local businesses.

Results will be available on this and the FRA website as soon as our one fingered typist has finished them