What more can you get for lOp? Lulled into false security by the Sheffield which was most pleasant, a nice day for a sleeveless outing across Kinder. By the time Moscar was reached it was evident that a bit of 'fun1 was to be had. The wind blowing strongly from the west was fairly vicious| hence Pete Kohn hiding behind a rock on the Knoll taking photographs. Twenty.one souls ambled away from the start . Mike Meysner led up the right flank and Bob Berzins up the left until the old war.horses took over and by Madwomans Stones Tony and I had a fair lead. With the mist down, and driving head.on rain it was a hard slog. We kept on the path too long and by the time we reached swamp surronding the trig point the lead was reduced. Tim, after a slow start and apparently a 'rest session' called sleep overnight, took the lead on the return leg to the Knoll, blown along at a crazy pace with Tony and I. Down we sped over. one of the classic finishes of all time and a few yards seperated the three of us at the line.
Behind, young Bob was well clear of Mike and Mark. Tony Trowbridge ran well but just could not take Kev Li1ley and Graham Berry. Our token woman, Clare, took the ladies title but was well down on her record of 37.44. Most people ran between two and five minutes slower than the summer frolic. Dave Lockwood went walkabout on the way back and two retired, but the surprise of the day was Dave Sant having an ankle like an ostrich egg, apparently spectator Sant found the going too tough and had a nasty sprain on the Knoll.
I was so chilled after the race that a hot bath and a bowl of porridge were an essential ingredient of recovery. Probably both will be unneccessary when the June escapade takes place.
The farmer was a bit disgruntled at not being able to get his tractor past parked cars and if this event is to continue both the lane and the barn entrance must be clear.
Only three runners have won the race in eight outings, Malcolm, Tim and myself . where are the challengers?
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