5th April 2005
4 miles, 1140ft
Wednesday evening hill race from Ambleside. The route is an out and back to the summit of Loughrigg starting from the park behind the church. Steep tarmac, then stony track, then undulating open fellside. Some good fast running on the way back, with very steep downhill tarmac just before the finish back in the park. Nick Sharp won the race by a few seconds from Tim Austin who was leading at the summit, but apparently got lost on the way back. Natalie White broke the ladies' record with 32:00. I finished 11th in 31:56.