Miles conquers hills and streams to win challenge

Sandye Place student Miles Elliott won the 13 mile Goyt Valley Challenge. PNL-150710-121030002
Sandye Place student Miles Elliott won the 13 mile Goyt Valley Challenge. PNL-150710-121030002
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Eleven year old Sandye Place student Miles Elliott won the 13 mile Goyt Valley Challenge on Sunday.

Held on the testing Derbyshire hills around Buxton this walk/run tests skill and staminar of the most seasoned runners. Miles forded many streams and climbed ascents totalling 2117 ft.

Organised by the LDWA, it allows future stars of long distance running to tackle longer distances they wouldn’t usually be allowed to run. They race against other walkers/runners over 24 or 13 miles.

After taking a tumble at around seven mile navigating his way through a rocky valley he picked himself up taking the lead at eight miles to win this 13 mile walk/run.

Miles races for Nottingham Athletic Club after being talent spotted while fell running in January. Miles Elliott is trained by his father Gavin Elliott who used to run for Biggleswade Athletic Club.

Miles’ next fell race is the five mile Doverdale Dash in November which has huge inclines and descents and a large river to wade through.