Sunday, 20 November 2011

Tour of Pendle

YC ran the Tour of Pendle on Saturday. This is a 17 mile fell race that climbs Pendle Hill in Lancashire several times. The sun was shining, the wind light, and the weather generally glorious. The only downside was the horrifically steep climb at the end which reduced YC to scrambling up on all-fours. The race was in the NFR club championship. Afterwards, YC overheard the following conversation:

John Telfer (left) - blimey, that last climb was steep
Paul Appleby (right) - it certainly was; luckily I had a couple of pints last night that helped to see me through
John Telfer - only two beers? You wimp!

struggling up the last climb
photo from jellybabyfairy