Race Date: Sunday 28th June 2015
This sounds like a really good half marathon:
The course is suitable for all types of runners looking for something different to running a road half marathon.
- If you are venturing away from the road for the first time, this is different. It’s definitely not a road race. If you are a fell runner, then its definitely not a fell race. The best description is a multi-terrain trail race. It’s a good introduction to a run on the wild side, marshalled and route marked with water stations at 5K intervals.
- Road section, 4.6 miles
- Grass section, 3.5 miles, not as easy or smooth as tarmac but still very runnable. (provided the sheep have kept up with their course maintenance duties).
- Forest section, 5 miles, well made surface with some loose gravel, but not as much as you might expect.
The race attracted 414 entrants including a lone Strider, Austen Puleston, who put in an awesome performance to finish 15th. Brilliant effort Austen, well done
The race was won by Sam Stead of Keswick AAC in 1.19.05. First lady home was Philippa Wakefield (unattached) in 1.33.29