I had often thought that Winn Hill would make a good summit for a fell race but as nobody seemed to have noticed, I decided to arrange my own.
James Fulton & Son was established in 1930 so I thought I would do a few things to celebrate 65 years. This race was to be the High point of the celebrations with the whole year\'s advertising budget thrown at the prize list.
Start was from the railway bridge over the road on the way to Twitchill Farm. At start minus 30 seconds the 35 starters were given simple instructions that they were expected to find the distance of Tideswell Moor as displayed on the top of Lose Hill, one of the numbers on the trig point at Winn Hill and the number of road signs on the gate at Yorkshire Bridge. Oh, and by the way, you have your race number on the back of your hand: if it is odd you are going to Lose Hill first, if it is even you are going to Winn Hill first. OK?
Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Most people went to see each point as instructed and lots went over or nearly over Winn Hill twice. Some map readers and orienteers went round Winn Hill on the road which I had not expected from fell runners but it didn\'t matter because everyone was in with a chance of a Spot Prize. The race was planned as a one off but I would be happy to restage it due to public demand!
Prize List: 13 amp \'sponsors plug\' to everyone. Electric kettle to Gavin, remaining spot prizes comprised audio tapes, video tapes and long life lamp.
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