23rd April 2022 – Newlands Memorial (11.5 miles / 3609 ft) and Teenager with Altitude (15.3 miles / 7546 ft)
Richard Pattinson and Neil Wallace attempted the challenging Teenager with Altitude with slightly different game plans.
Richard went off strongly and ran well all the way round for a well earned 20th place and 2nd vet 50.
Neil being a bit more wary sensibly set off pretty much last and fought his way round the course to maintain his position. (editor’s note: in fairness, he was pacing another runner!)
Myself and Leigh Hinchliffe had a go at the shorter Newlands Memorial Race with the same race HQ but it the benefit of an 11.30am start, and had a grand day out in the sunshine.
Both races are highly recommended.
Lovely quiet valley, super tasty pie and Keswick gold beer on completion included in the entry and a local brass band for entertainment.
23/04/22 – Newlands Memorial – 11.5 miles / 3609 ft
Charlie McIntosh 22nd (3rd M50) 1:56:31. Leigh Hinchliffe 73rd 2:15:05.
23/04/22 – Teenager with Altitude – 15.3 miles / 7546 ft
Richard Pattinson 20th (2nd M50) 3:26:23. Neil Wallace 118th 5:32:25.
Brass Band – along with nearly all competitors – had long since departed when I’d finished. But there was the bonus of remaining, extra pies and more beer. Everyone’s a winner depending on the goals…