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 http://www.wirksworthrunningclub.co.uk/?cat=4.

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 http://alwayssearchingfor.blogspot.com/ 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.