Sunday, 10 April 2011

Allendale Challenge 2011

The Allendale Challenge is a 25 mile event for walkers/runners over the hills in South Northumberland. It ranges from easy running on good tracks to waist-deep bogs and peat hags on Killhope Law. This year the weather was unusually warm - no thermals and waterproofs were required, rather sunscreen and water bottles were to the fore.

YC ran much of the race in company with Graham Walton. Starting off steadily, we gradually reeled in the other runners and moved up the field. Graham ran really strongly and pulled away in the last few miles. But he still managed to drag YC to a PB of 4 hours 2 mins, 5th overall from a field of approx 100.

In the evening YC deemed it prudent to rehydrate with the odd half of shandy - after all, the weather had been particularly hot.

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