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.