Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:25
I'm from Horwich and watched the race many times as a child, great website well researched in such detail, I recognise plenty of names from the past.
I was in Horwich on Saturday not by accident, I live in East Yorkshire, I'd packed my trainers and kept my nerve and entered the race, I made my fell running debut at 58. I was well chuffed, massive support what a good day. I hope to be back, to beat 29.26. Having never run up such a hill let alone run down one, I still feel stiff in the legs, much more than a marathon. Great fun. Next race is the White Peak marathon in May.
I started running due to mid life crisis at 53, I've completed 100 parkruns, 8 marathons, 1 fell race and countless other shorter races, in many places what a discovery.
Happy running for as long as you want to.