Sunday, 1 August 2010

Stoney Middleton Fell Race

Well no pictures for this one and I don't even know whereabouts I finished in the race. I had a good race though and seemed to be quite high up in the placings. As usual I didn't use a stopwatch or take a time. It's a very fast start with a dash around the playing field and then onto a track which takes you to the foot of the killer 20per cent hill. Past the Moon Inn and climb for what seems like forever up the road. You then turn left and follow a rough track whilst still climbing and basically horseshoe round over the top of the hill before you descend back down through the woods. I caught a runner in front but couldn't get by him. He had me on the road though and just pulled away from me. There is a little sharp steep climb before you blast down into the finish field
A quick drink in the pub with a few other Pennine Clubmates and then the usual drive back through the Peak District. I went through Chatsworth Estate on the way home and it was stunning.
Just need to find the results now.