It was a bit clagged in and damp on Houndkirk on Sunday, the stream at Burbage bridge was flowing almost to the top, Daryl’s cattlegrid was a foot below water. 38 hardy souls ran into the clag in the wettest conditions ever for this James Fulton & Son sponsored Advent Wart’s Revenge.
Many of us lesser mortals particularly enjoyed being overtaken on the climb to Higger Tor by Messrs Northrop, Patton & Taylor who took the Redmires route (current Pertex holder pls note), I rarely see them after the Start, never mind 30 minutes into the race.
Post race debrief and results were sorted in the Sportsman ready for prizegiving after a couple of pints. At this point that it was noted that Jim Orrel had still not finished so it seemed rather inappropriate to present the Jim Orrel memorial trophy without knowing what had happened to him.
Ken Jones, Tim Mackey, Tom & Kev Saville and the Organiser (who does not exist) returned to the Finish to see Jim O finishing, he could not understand why we were worried, but was suitably grateful for our concern. Back to the Sportsman for more beer, chips & Electrically orientated prizes given for various reasons, mostly nothing to do with fell running. Thanks to all who turned up, Steve for finishing order and partial results due to deconfiguration of the paper & pencil recording in the lashing rain.
Jim Fulton (Established 1930)
Cold, clag, sleet and wet wet wet!! Ian Winterburn sneeked a well earned victory today in the latest running of the Warts Revenge as Neil, Dave and myself went walkabout on route from Ruud Hill to Burbage bridge. Take a look at my GPS track on google earth to see the complete dogs dinner that we made of it. Needless to say that by the time we got to Burbage bridge we were well and truly at the back of the field and try as we might we couldn’t quite catch Ian. Karen finished in 4th with Mr Moore close behind closely followed by Dave. Despite the weather I think there might have been a record turnout.
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