Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:24
Hi Cake & Carter, my fell running adventures have begun, I completed my first or only fell race at Rivington, finished sub 30, 17.5 up, 12 down. Conditions perfect, sunny, underfoot dry, view from the top breathtaking, as good as it gets. Plenty of support along the route and at the top. Hazards avoided.
I managed to run past the second farm gate, then walked to Georges Lane, then ran most of the rest. Not sure what was left in my legs. My problems just started, difficult to stay on my feet, i did some how, I'd not really run down a steep hill in 5 years/ever. I had my road shoes running down a steep grassy bank was a bit hairy, very slow like bambi on ice, windmill arms I was overtaken by quite a few some with no sense for their own safety. I did get into it, I was much better on the tarmac bits and didn't lose any places, started to relax and enjoy it, the sense of speed and power was great, I know what you mean Cake gravity is your friend.
I would need some proper shoes,practice going down hill then I would fancy getting better than 284 out of 356 so I could be back.
Happy running whatever you do, ultras or ironman, may the pb's be with you, well done Pete on yours and your summer of speed