Thursday 30th July: Ambleside sports fell race

Thursday 30th July: Ambleside sports fell race

Brief report from the lakes from Sean:

Whilst on holiday in the lakes, we stumbled upon the Ambleside Traditional Sports Event and I decided to enter the Fell Race. The race was a straight up and down route. A route which was 2 miles long and 800 feet of climbing in the first mile, including rock climbing at the top.

The winner was Mark Addison from Helm Hill in 13:59. First Lady was Catherine Spurden from Keswick AC in 17:36.

I have been doing very little running in recent weeks and not surprisingly I did not do very well in this race. I came second from last in 35:36 but really enjoyed myself. Would have come last but a lady fell and had a suspected broken leg and therefore recorded a DNF.

This was a great show and a great find. There was plenty to see and do for all the family, really recommend it. I now hope to get back to regular running.

One thought on “Thursday 30th July: Ambleside sports fell race

  1. I would like to give Sean my Condolences for the passing away of his dear father. In this sad moment for you, your result in Ambleside 35:36 is not bad at all considering the massive climbing of 800 feet in the first mile . Well done Sean.

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