Saturday 16th May 2009
this year was our first time at organising the race and
I was pleased to see a really good turn out, 291 runners
set off and even returned!
was a bit mixed but the summit marshals reported later
that it was very cold on top with wind, rain and low
(Bingley) put in a storming performance winning by over
four minutes from Morgan Donnelly (Borrowdale) and that
was after his exertions of also winning, jointly, the
Fred Whitton Challenge the week before, and with Emma
Barclay (Ilkley) winning the womens race but closely
followed by clubmate Helen Ilsley 21 seconds later and
Laura Martin (Otley) just 3 seconds after that.
be given where it was due though as Ben Abdelnoor
(Ambleside) could be forgiven for not putting in as good
a run as he is capable of as he had already done the
Keswick Triathlon that morning – some people just don’t
have the stamina!