OAC’s Matt Podd reports:
All weather fell racing – we had it all. Sun, rain, hail, sleet and it changed every five minutes. The over-riding impression though was cold, wet and slippery underfoot. The racw was won by James Logue (Calder Valley) 2:27:34 and Lynne Clough (Chorley) 3:07:56.
Results from above:
Ben Cousen 113th 3:23:54, Renee Saxton 114th 3:24:17, Laura Martin 122nd 3:25:29, Sharron Smith 172nd 3:39:21, James Sneath 182nd 3:41:25, Martin Smillie 213th 3:49:16, Colin Best 237th 3:55:45, Matt Podd 238th 3:58:40 and Hugh Pearson…
Photos from Clayton-le-Moors Harriers.
This is not your average fell race – some say the most contrived in the FRA calendar.
You cross back and forth over Pendle Hill visiting the top twice and all the satellite summits and after each top you go back down to ground level – this makes for some very steep ascents x5 which are only matched by some of the descents.
To have completed this is a minor achievement.
Still I’ve now done it!