Those of us in our advancing years can remember when the present Cumbria was Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. Each one hosted at least one of the Lakes highest peaks. This race visits each of the old counties and makes its way to the top of their respective peaks, Sca Fell Pike, Helvellyn and Coniston Old Man. This involves a race distance of 37 miles and an ascent of over 10,000 ft. Andy Hirst loves the Lake District and this sort of race. You have to run it in pairs and he normally teams up with Pete Jackson. This year, Pete was injured and he therefore joined up Simon Franklin who had also lost his partner through injury. Below is a link to Andy's account of the day. For anyone who knows the Lake District, Andy's graphic descriptions take you round those fells and valleys and as you read through it, you realise the magnitude of the challenge that this race represents.
There is also a link to Simon's account who has written his it from the stand point of someone for whom this was his first experience of this race.
Leg One. Gary Shaw & Nick Treitl. 4th
Leg Two. Scott Baistow & Michael Thistlethwaite. 15th
Leg Three. Gary Bradley & John Boothman. 19th
Leg Four. Sam Wadsworth & Andy Berry. 16th
Leg Five. Rob Weir & Dave Halliday. 18th
Leg Six. Stephen Chew & Shaun Chew 15th.
For a club that has only been in existence for 5 months, that is a good performance. Well done to all those who took part.
Further updates will follow during the course of the day.
The team for this Sunday's race is:
|Leg One||Leg Two||Leg Three|
|Gary Shaw||Scott Baistow||Bob Jackson|
|Nick Treitl||Michael Thistlethwaite||John Boothman|
|Leg Four||Leg Five||Leg Six|
|Sam Wadsworth||Rob Weir||Stephen Chew|
|Andy Berry||Dave Halliday||Shaun Chew|
The winner of this race was Spencer Riley of Wharfedale who finished in a time of 27:21.
A few Barlick enthusiasts of this league turned out for this race and they finished as follows:
9 Daniel Taylor 28:52
15 Rob Weir 29:13
41 Derek Walkden 31:49
103 Rachel Lowther 39:20
The race was won by Darren Kay of Pudsey & Bramley in a time of 31:45.
Of the Barlickers, new junior member Lloyd Davies had a cracking race to finish 14th overall and 1st U16 with a time of 37:56 and Mark Browne finished 82nd in a time of 48:37.
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