A few runners complained about the heat in the five and a half mile Weets Race. Imagine running 23 miles in the same conditions. That is what Andy Hirst did and it took him five and three quarter hours. He finished 84th out of 140 runners and felt that he did not have a particularly good run, being 20 minutes down on his last year's time and 39 minutes slower than his pb. He was 100th on Kirk Fell, so he made up 16 places over Pillar and Haycocks.
His split times were: