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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 its 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

The Fat Boys Stanage Struggle has, since its inception, been sponsored by Outside of Hathersage.
Prize winners are able to redeem their prize vouchers for a range of high quality outdoor equipment at any of the Outside shops on the day or at a later time.

All competitors receive one Free bottle of water at the finish

Plus a range of other prizes. (develop further when we know what they are)

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