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Loughrigg Fell Race

16/04/2014

On Wednesday night, 16th April, Sue Jeffrey, Mo Khan and Les Hill travelled to sunny Ambleside to tackle the Loughrigg fell race. Not only was it sunny but also calm, making for perfect running conditions...

The 6.5 Km race had its largest ever entry of 195 runners and the size of the field was to create a slight problem for those not at the head of the race, as just 400 metres from the start there was a narrow footbridge to be crossed in order to exit Rothay Park and start the 1,083 feet climb. The bridge crossing could only be done in single file, so all three DRC members had to queue for 10 to 15 seconds before getting into the race proper.

Mo and Les hit the climb together with Sue only a little further back. However, very soon runners had to make the choice between a narrow path which went straight through the wood or a longer, but less steep curve that stayed on the road. Les chose the longer option so he could maintain his running, whilst Mo opted for the shorter route but was unfortunately blocked by walkers on the path. This set the order for the remainder of the race with Les faring well on the climb but losing most of his uphill gains as he descended. He finished in 130th place in 40:11. Mo had been over three minutes behind Les at the top with Sue a further two minutes adrift but both descended faster than Les to cut the deficit and they finished in 144th and 161st respectively with times of 41:32 and 43:46.

All three were of the opinion this was a great way to spend a sunny evening with the only complaint being that there wasn’t a prize for the first Scottish team!

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