This challenge was thrown down some time ago to see who could get to the top of the drag first. It was between Stuart Bryan on the bike and Stephen Chew running. The race did not start at the Anchor, but further up the lane where the incline gets a little steeper. This event morphed into a money raising event for Pendleside Hospice and a surprisingly large crowd turned out and lined the route. No sooner had the race started, from the top of the Drag, you could hear the cheering from the spectators lining the route. Chewy went into a lead which was gradually whittled down and for a period the two contestants were side by side. However, towards the end, Stuart managed to open up a gap and take the honours. The times were:
Stuart Bryan 2:10
Stephen Chew 2:22
With pledges made on line and money collected on the night, the event raised £430 for Pendleside Hospice.