Monday, 22 March 2010

Mug for a mug

Probably the only cup I am ever going to win (they were free to all finishers).

Happy 20th birthday! To the Wirksworth Incline.

On the First day of spring, Ray M and I headed up to Wussa, for the Wirksworth Incline

As we got nearer to Wirksworth, the cloud cleared and the sun smiled on the 20th running of the Wirksworth Incline race.

The F.R.A. class it as a B short at 4 miles and 600 foot of ascent but to me it was more than just that. It was an event with a wonderful relaxed but well organized and friendly atmosphere. The route was well marked and marshalled. Starting with a steep run up the incline, round a trig point, a short loop then back the way we came.
It was good fun  just going for it and not having to think about the nav, for a change.  

It was also good to see some familiar faces Rob S, even though you and your girlfriend beat me. Martin of fame, and Stu L.

The only downer was finishing outside the top 50%. I ended up 63rd of 120. Doh! Ray was first MV 60 home but unfortunately for him there was no MV 60 category. Well done Ray!

105 and 106 not 118 & 118

Many thanks to all involved in running the event.