Report from Sharron Smith:
A few words on the Langdale Horseshoe (14 miles / 4,000′ ascent) – a counter in the English Fell Running Championship.
We started out running into cloud as the race headed up Dungeon Ghyll. The first climb brought us above the cloud into autumn sunshine with spectacular views of Langdale. However what makes this race so challenging is the amount of climbing and descending with rocky parts which are not for the faint hearted! My choice of shoes was not good for rocky grassy decents which put me on my rear more times than you would desire!
A comfortable finish but eleven minutes slower than last year – the fells are as much on how fast you can go downhill, as being strong up (as the more experienced runners will know).
Let’s have more of you in the Lakes next year….I would also just highlight to anyone thinking of running the Three Peaks in 2010, a good qualifying race is the Tour of Pendle on Saturday 21st November – the weather could be grim over tough terrain but a real test for serious contenders!!
Results for Langdale Horseshoe from ambleside ac.