|Ed (vest in wash!), Chris, Me, Andy, Claire, Nathan, Helen and Clare raring to go!|
The start line was moved from where I remember it 17 years ago (somewhere over to the left?) and about 15 minutes later than planned - we were off! The start goes up a track for about half a mile before veering off left on sheep trods then left again alongside a wall to the main ridge. Running felt 'verging on uncomfortable' but manageable despite my calves having barely recovered from the BDL race last Tuesday (I'd not run for 2wks previous to that hence calf ache). As we got to the ridge Nathan was only 3 runners in front of me. "Concentrate on your pace not keeping up with him" I was telling myself through the whole of the climb to Fairfield summit. Thankfully, I managed that quite comfortably and we summited together exchanging a few brief words before he shot off on the descent. Nice to see Lily too at the summit cheering us on !
|Fairfield Fell Race route from my gpx|
|Fairfield Fell Race route profile from my gpx|
|Approaching the finish line - whilst narrowly avoiding cramp in BOTH calves!|
It was lovely at the finish waiting for the others coming in whilst bathing in the full on sunshine! The day was topped off with a drink or two in the Golden Rule pub before heading back South.
Lets hope this is the first of many!
Strava Flyby here (we didn't have that 17 years ago!)
Full results here