(Saturday 12th) Launch of first team event
- Wadsworth Trog Fell
Race (20 miles distance including 4,000 feet of ascent.
This event is always a
very tough challenge for the runners but this year the weather
played it's part. Extreme conditions on the day with a wind chill of
minus 15 centigrade. There was concern for some of the finishers, but a
shower and hot soup followed by home made cake with a well earned pint
of beer soon had everyone smiling again.
The event has two
categories, the half and full race. Peter still suffering from a recent
injury chose the half trog accompanied by Tyrone who is still
inexperienced on this type event and was naturally nervous. Tyrone has
been steadily building his training mileage and his nerves were short
lived as he made his target time with no worries (Top Man). Peter also
completed and is now hopefully on the mend.
The main race also
had excellent performances from the team with Garry 3rd overall and 1st
Vet (Well done Garry). Neil still showing good form was next, followed
by Mark and John. The race was chosen to gain experience for the
team but also to be used as a qualifier for the next long races planned.