Monday, April 9, 2012

Mow Cop Fell Race - Sunday 1st April

Well it's one that i have never done before, and being so close to home 'Nantwich" thought i would drop in and give it a go.

Richard Pegram picked me up and we made our way across, i had just completed a heavy week of BGr training and didn't really feel up for it, but thought it would make a great cool down for the week, and set me up for the week ahead.

Saw some regular faces, which is always nice, and had chance to look at the route, two climbs one from the start and one back up to the ridge,

The start line introductions, were musing, " a local farmer has released his young bullocks just to keep us on his toes' " four wire fences have been errected since yesterday morning" and " if you see a National Trust Warden please salute them is the correct manner" all added to the proceeding of the day.

Not a great start, but pushed up the first hill, which was broken by two stops, due to stiles. As you make your way up the Castle the views just open out and you run along the ridge to the descent, a small road section, then the climb back through the woods, all in all a nice little test. Far to short for me, as i really am not made for fast and short,

From looking at the results 81st 1hr 6 mins and 23 seconds can't complain at that.

Richard had a great run, some 4 mins ahead from memory.

Bob Graham Training Update.

Bob Graham Training Update for Last Week.

Mon - Rest Day - 12 mile Bike Ride
Tues - Sunny Hill Hill Reps x 14 8m/3212ft
Wed - Rest Day - 12 mile Bike Ride
Thurs - Sunny Hill Hill Reps x 14 8m/3212ft
Fri - Chevin Fell Race Route x 2 8.45 m/2454ft
Sat - Thorpe Cloud - 14m/5325ft
Sun - Mow Cop Fell Race - 6.25m 1250 ft

Totals for the week 44m / 15,453 ft

And on Monday it all starts again.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sad News

Yesterday I heard the sad sad news that Stuart Learmouth a great Fell Running Friend and Fellow Dark Peak Fell Runner sadly lost his battle with Cancer on Monday night. Stuart a loving Husband and Father to Kate and Marnie was a true gent, which is something that you don’t often come across nowadays!

I am sure I can say this for all of his running friends, you will be sadly missed Stuart. Rest assured the promise that we made each other at the Burbage Skyline Race (pictured above in 2010) regarding our Bob Graham Round attempts, I will endeavor to keep for both of us "keep on searching".