10 March 2019 – 6.4 miles / 853 ft
You know it’s been a testing run out when back at the clubhouse you overhear, “I flagged the course yesterday and I still got lost!”
The Ian Roberts Fell Race, not the longest, not the most climb, but plenty to go wrong when the snow and mist are out in full force. Pretty much the whole field went for a wander somewhere after the first reservoir. I was following the leading pack and checking behind me – local Helen Berry wasn’t far behind so logic dictated I was on the correct route. But it all unravelled five minutes later when I came upon all the leaders in a huddle with arms aloft and pointing in various directions.
The RO took the sensible decision to keep the results as was as pretty much everybody went wrong. However Helen Berry managed a special prize for most distance run, 9.1miles for a 6.4miles course! PS – Not withstanding the weather it’s well worth a go at this race just for the tea and buns. One of the best spreads around without a doubt.
Charlie McIntosh 4th (1st V50) 57:40. Scott Alder 27th 1:22:44.