Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Manx Mountain Marathon
A long and hard fell race that starts from Ramsey on the north coast of the Isle of Man and heads to Port Erin in the SW - 50k/32miles with 9000ft of climbing over 16 or so peaks. Rather wet underfoot with a headwind, but still something of a weather window with superb coastal and mountain views throughout. It's a long established and famous fell race, and a classic, logical route along the hilly spine of the Island, so Jez's 6th place is very creditable, with Simon R finishing in 11th place a little later on. The toughest part of the weekend (for a non sailor) was a very rough crossing back in gales on Sunday!