Friday, 19 October 2012

Man or Mouse?

Last weekend was a double fell race epic.  First off was Manor Water - 10 miles near Peebles - which YC scampered round in just over 90 mins.  This was followed by the Pentland Skyline near Edinburgh on Sunday - a longer affair of 16 miles, 16 (sic) hills, and just over 3 hours 30 mins of running.

NFR was represented at both (see left for the Manor Water start courtesy of Dougie Nisbet).  For those running both races, there was the added attraction of the Man(or) Mouse series.  YC didn't trouble the leaders for the Man prize (lowest combined total time).  However John Telfer (standing next to YC) achieved celebrity mouse status - "winning" the competition comfortably to claim proudly the Mouse title (for the highest combined time).  Before readers chuckle too much at this, bear in mind that JT ran 26 miles for the honour and only 21 runners managed both races.  JT also collected a bottle of beer for this efforts - so he wasn't complaining too much.

There's a more detailed report on the NFR website.