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The Netherhall 10

22/02/2015

On Sunday 22nd, Les Hill optimistically hoped the weekend weather forecasters might have had an off day and set off to Maryport to take part in the Malcolm McDougal Memorial Netherhall 10, he reports as follows...

"Any sensible person would have stayed tucked up in bed on Sunday morning, but my optimism that the weather forecast would be wrong and that I would get good weather caused me to jump in the car and drive to Maryport for the Malcolm McDougall Memorial, Netherhall 10 miles, road race.

On arrival it was still dry but cold and windy, however, twenty minutes before the race started a heavy shower fell and this was repeated every five to ten minutes until all competitors had completed the route. Most of these showers contained sleet just to add to the discomfort.

My pre-race warm up was not successful and it took the first mile of racing to thaw out.  The route is very hilly so because of that and a swirling wind my split times varied by over a minute with the slowest one being the second mile and the fastest being the sixth mile.

Having done this race last year in a time of 71.11 the target, had the weather been good, was to try for a sub seventy because my training has been going well and I feel in better shape than at this time last year.

So I was surprised but delighted to smash this target despite the terrible conditions and record 68.40 and ensure I got in to the showers before the hot water ran out". Les.

Afterwards, as a bonus to his time, Les was pleased to discover that he was the winner of the V55 category in the race.

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