Bank holiday Monday was the only day that I could get out over the weekend and I turned up at Austwick not expecting to see anyone else from the Club. However I arrived just as Kai Atkins finished his race in 2nd place and Joe Alderman was doubled over after a tough run. Ella Atkins also ran in the juniors U12 race – not bad for a 7 year old.
Myself and Ryan ran the senior race which fortunately started just after the rain stopped. In fact most of us ended up over dressed with a bit of sunshine. This was a great course going up onto the slopes of Ingleborough but at 8 miles stretched those of us who haven’t been training very much.
Next outings for the fell runners are Killington Sports on Thursday from 6pm and Coniston Gullies on Sunday.
I know that some club members are going up to Killington despite having to get off work early. Apart from the fell races the kids will have a super time with all sorts of novelty races and for the seniors there are the professional grass “track” sprints. This is the only 200 yard race that I know off that features a hill. The races are also handicapped. The site isn’t easy to find but is signposted locally, don’t despair if you think that the narrow country lane is going on for miles, it does! Details at http://www.killingtonsports.org.uk/
Coniston Gullies is the next Bofra race and the start is on the edge of the village behind the Ruskin Museum. Parking is on the lane, but is limited, so get there early. Otherwise you need to park in a pay and display in the village itself and walk up (allow 10 mins). Details www.bofra.co.uk.
Both events are turn up on the day.