Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Y Garn fell race, Borrowdale fell race

An excellent performance by John Morris in the Garn fell race last Saturday. This brutal short race, which involves an unrelenting 2000ft climb from Rhyd Ddu up to the summit, was a British and Welsh championship event this year: which always means an ultra-strong field. John came 54th in 38.29 (6th V60).
On the same day, Simon Roberts marked his return from holiday in warmer climes by plodding round the soggy Borrowdale fell race in the Lakes in a less than scintillating 4.14.39. This classic long route is almost 40 years old now, and takes in the summits of Bessyboot, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Dale Head in its 17 mile journey.

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