Saturday, 12 December 2009

Tankies Trog Fell Race

Well I have just about recovered from the Tankies Trog Fell Race. A twenty odd mile race which starts in Marsden and heads south to Edale. A very tough race with a lot of climb, bog rock, stream crossings and just about everything else you can imagine.
I trained hard for this race and I think it just about paid off. My teammate just beat me into 2nd place and It was one of those days when everything went perfect.
Id recced this route so much and knew the lines much better than years previous, but I still needed a bit of help from some of the local lads.
I decided to don a lucky Santa hat for good luck and after a hearty breakfast of Porridge which made all the difference on the day it all worked out quite well.
The weather was awfulin places but you have to put that out of your mind on these long trudges and just keep going. Sometimes.
A brilliantly organised race. I will be back to try and win it.

The final descent into Edale

I think the Santa Hat got a few funny looks en route but I like to liven things up a bit and have been known from time to time to wear odd things at races.

Crossing Crowden Brook

Looking a bit serious here. My mind is miles away.


  1. Nice photos. Thank god for porridge......

  2. I hear you had a spectacular run. congratulations