The last time I did this race it was very hot and I have bad memories of trudging up to Ringing Roger. This time the weather was better and I had a better run although I could still feel my legs aching from Duddon. I wasn't going to do this race as I had cycled 70 odd miles the day before but I decided I had to do it. It was a huge field with about 300 runners and I was on the limit coming off Grindslow Knoll summit. A mad dash down back to Edale saw me in 9th place and another 1st vet 40. The heavens opened and it rained for the rest of the day. A drink in the Nags Head after with a bite to eat finished the day off a treat.
Incidentally for the people who think that you get cash prizes and money for doing well in these races well thats not what its all about. My prize for Sunday was a bumbag.
The real prize is being able to run and race in the mountains and hills with like minded friends.