Guardian Photos:- "The Guardian seem to be having something of a fleeting romance with running at
the moment, what with the running blog and now this set of photos of mountain
Old Counties Tops:- Results are on DPFR results, with splits, etc. Lewis helps out with:- "The Old Counties Tops was a tough one. The weather was foul from the outset
(although I believe it brightened late on). I succumbed to a cold I'd nearly
noticed earlier in the week : by 20km in, at the top of the Wythburn valley /
bog, it was clear I had nothing to give. We'd lost 1/2 hour in the previous
couple of miles. So we took an hour trotting back down in a round about way via
the start of the Langdale route. It was disappointing, but when the tank is
empty, there is nothing to be done. I'm currently taking stock of my distance
plans for the rest of the year and thinking about less long racing and a bit
more just getting out."Race the Sun
Tony Heron "teamed
up with Jon Ascroft for this. Obviously, lots of rain on the day - Wythburn was
especially miserable - but running conditions weren't all that bad and even
brightened up enough in the last 90 minutes to shed our soaking waterproofs. The
race started gently enough as we settled into the front bunch of half a dozen
teams behind eventual race winners Ben Abdlenoor and Paul Tierney. We made it up
to third by the first road crossing after picking good racing lines up and down
Helvellyn - a position we held onto all the way to Cockley Beck when we gave way
to a couple of energetic youngsters after stopping for egg sandwiches and a cup
of tea. After suffering a bit on the brutal climb up Grey Friar, we found the
energy to run strongly for the last hour or so to claim fourth spot and the V40
trophy in a time of 7.51 hrs - about 90 seconds behind third or the time it
takes to eat an egg sandwich and drink a cup of tea. Great to catch up with Paul
Fauset and Roy Gibson in the ODG on Saturday night, who sounded like they
enjoyed their day in the rain along with the usual Dark Peak suspects scattered
up and down the field."
:- results. Whilst reading the Isle of Man News, as Carshare regularly does, of course, I noticed this report. Worth a read to have a look at how good we're supposed to be. (And we could have been at Calderdale....as if...)
And our roving reporter has:- " A crack team of Dark Peakers (and a Mercia ringer), racing snakes to a man, were
invited over to the Isle of Man for the Race The Sun event. To summarise, its a
10-leg relay around the coastal footpath, starting whenever after the sun comes
up you like but you must finish before the sun sets. The team consisted of Andy
Davies (Mercia), Tom Beasant, Tom Edwards, Rob Little, Pete Hodges, Neil
Northrop, Lloyd Taggart and Rhys FR. With Andy doing two legs (well he IS Mercia), and a mini relay for leg 6 (a relay within a relay - the logstics were
fun on a point-to-point race), the lads absolutely smashed the standing record
by 2 and a half hours and were clear of the other teams, which was a relief
after being bigged up somewhat in the local press! To add to this, records were
set on 8 of the 10 legs, with only Lloyd having to cope with 5m visibility to
miss his own record, and Rhys putting in his entry for this year's Pertex award
by doubling back on himself. An excellent weekend all round, even if we did all
get "rather"wet through!
. Sale - 1st : Clayton - 2nd : Todmorden - 3rd. Still very popular, but more involvement from the nearer clubs rather than the strenghth of the December entries? The results show that 4 teams were disqualified for having no/inadequate kit...
Paddy Buckley Record - huge congraulations to Nicky, and everyone involved!
Buckden Pike. I had a plod around the course today. Route notes are with Rob and Helen, as Team Captains, but if you can't wait, please send through. A good classic course, grassy, but not flat...
Simon's Seat. AS. (Wharfedale). It's some long, long time since I've praised an event as strongly as this. The venue was the Craven Arms, Appletreewick, a most impressive pub indeed if ever you're that way. A tiddly road dash, then farmer's permitted fields to the river, and a very strong climb up to Simon's Seat. Touch the trig on top of its rocky outcrop and hammer back down. Before crossing the finish your pre-ordered beer has to be drunk, (of which mine would have been amongst the slowest going.) No huge field, everyone stayed for the abundant prizes, free soup and rolls, which literally were "thrown" in. Completely marvellous atmosphere in every way.
Settle Hills - Inter Counties Championship. results.
Men -Yorksire 1st : North Wales 2nd : Lancashire 3rd.
Ladies - Yorksire -1st : Cumbria - 2nd : Greater Manchester - 3rd.
Apologies if you're not included in DPFR Results, it can easily be put right....
BOFRA Sedbergh Gala - results.
Cader Idris:- results.
Team Positions after Fairfield. Most humble apologies from Carshare to our Ladies, as I've not praised enough (or not even realised) our Ladies V40 Team, who took 1st place.
Senior Ladies - 3rd.
LV40 - 1st.
Senior Men - 1st.
MV40 - 2nd.
MV50 - 7th ..(Oh Dear!)
Blisco Dash - British and English. Entry List.
Summer Series (3) - Way Out West.
Masson Hill:- results.
Totley Moor:- results.
Latterbarrow Loop - results.
Burbage Summer Sharpener (1)
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