It was very hot on Sunday for this years Edale Skyline Race. Its a tough one as its one of the first long races of the year and you really don't quite know how you are going until you reach Mam Nick.
I had trained hard for this one. I normally pick half a dozen races a year that I really go full at and this was to be one of them.
I set off fast and just carried it through. I didn't really start to feel tired until after Grindslow Knoll. The course was petty dry which meant you could attack it.
I didn't stop once a ran the whole lot pretty even paced. Some good support en route which helped and as I descended into the field I was pretty pleased with the run.
A check on the results saw me take the first Vet40 position and 6th overall.
Probably one of the most satisfying races Ive ever done.
Dark Peak usually come up with some strange prizes and I was presented with a wooden Male Champion board. (Apparently used in an agricultural show many years ago).
Judith Jepson won the Female Vet 40 one.
Carl Bell won the race in 2hrs 41 mins. I managed 2hrs 50mins.
Topping out on Mam Tor ( Picture by Mark Fermer )
Badger doesnt seem to impressed with my prize around his neck.
My kit is still on the patio.
Great organisation by Ian Fitz and his team.
At least this week I knew which way to go