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Grasmere Gallop

09/06/2012

The latest event in the Grand Prix series was the Grasmere Gallop 10K trail race and 12 Club members made the trip to the Lake District on Saturday to take part….

 

Proceedings began with the runners being led through the village behind a piper to the start. The first mile of the race winds steadily uphill on tarmac to the far side of the lake before switching to trail and undulating on the path high above Grasmere and Rydal Water. At the far end, there is a steep twisting descent on shale to the lake shore where the runners are presented with a choice – scramble over the rocks, or take the direct route through the water. The correct choice still remains a subject for debate as a few reported slipping on the rocks, whereas others were taken unawares by the high water level and ended up wading waist-deep. Another short climb and descent took everyone to a short stretch of beach before they again headed away from the water, up through the woods and back to the road. A final fast 2Km took runners back into the village, over a bridge and around the field into the finishing arena.

All the Dumfries Running Club members who took part agreed it was one of the most enjoyable trail races that they have run, and really appreciated the on-course support from Gemma Leadbetter, Paul Hart and Linda Shankland.

 

David had a typically strong run to finish 3rd overall with Jo retaining the ladies’ trophy whilst finishing in 11th position overall. As a result of the race the new Mens leader in the Grand Prix is Sandy Shankland with Maureen Dickson remaining on top spot for the Ladies.

 

Positions and times for DRC runners were as follows:
 

3. Dave Parrish 37.56

11. Jo Zakrzewski 41.25 (1st Lady)

21. Graeme Cross 42.37

25. Sandy Shankland 43.22

33. Les Hill 44.05

38. Doug Brown 44.55

106. Mo Dickson 52.19

132. Susan Gallagher 54.26

139. Vicky Hart 54.52

179. Theresa Lavery 58.11

284. Audrey Brown 65.24

390. Susan Graham 82.50

 

Some comments from those who took part:

 

“Ran a steady race, used the hills to gain places” (Sandy)

 

“Enjoyed the post-race tom-foolery” (David)

 

“Enjoyed the scenery – a Grand Day Out” (Mo)

 

“Fantastic scenery – well worth the trip” (Susan Graham)

 

“Pleased to be back one year on! Enjoyed the run, but chickened out of the water splash” (Doug) 

 

“Enjoyed the lovely scenic views – maybe too much!! x” (Audrey)

 

“Thoroughly enjoyed the course, will definitely go back next year” (Susan Gallagher)

 

“Well done the Rotchell Rocket – the boy’s a star” (Graeme)

 

“Really enjoyed the run until just after 6K – fell on some rocks and started seeing double – but managed the 77K, 88K and 99K marks fine” (Theresa)

 

“Tough, but enjoyable race, 3rd run in 4 days and still standing” (Les)

 

“Not too hilly, not too technical, not too long: overall very enjoyable race” (Vicky)

 

“Lovely to be back running on the Lake District trails with friends” (Jo)

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