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Saturday 7th December – Frostbite 30


Report from Matt Broughton – Yesterday I took part in the Frostbite 30. As the name suggests a 30 mile route incorporating about 3000ft of assent. Starting in Pately Bridge it follows much of the Nidderdale way and when dropping to lower levels it visits Gowthwaite, Scarhouse and Anagram reservoirs. I ran this last year in crisp and clear, but very icy conditions. Yesterday in contrast it was blustery and damp.
Running into the wind for the first half I really struggled, and considered dropping out, but for the last 10 miles the terrain was more forgiving and the wind mostly behind us, where I started to run a little better. I finished in about 5 hours. Almost 30 minutes slower than last year although last year it was shortened missing out Angram reservoir. Fantastic organisation and great marshalling. £15 entry with free Berghaus long sleeve technical top, hot and cold beverages on route, and free soup, sandwiches and cakes at the finish. If you like this sort of thing, a highly recommended event.

Cheers,

Matt B

  1. #1 by Sarah fuller on December 8, 2013 - 10:01 pm

    Impressive stuff mr B sounds like a good ‘un. Well done

  2. #2 by graham lake on December 9, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    Great stuff. Hope you’re recovering well.

  3. #3 by Shane on December 10, 2013 - 4:14 pm

    Cracking effort that Matt. Hope you can walk by now.

  4. #4 by matt on December 11, 2013 - 8:23 am

    Good Effort, Matt. Different weather to last year! Sounds like my kind of race and it goes through nice country.

  5. #5 by Matt on December 11, 2013 - 9:46 am

    Cheers. Yeah it is a good one. And like you say stunning surroundings. Can also be done as a relay, but not sure how many people took that option.

  6. #6 by Liam Dunne on December 11, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Good result there Matt, keeping it long as usual.

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