Monday, 4 June 2012

Austwick Amble

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3rd race in 5 days, after Dumbarton 10k and Dallam Dash 10k on Thursday and Saturday.

Route map for Austwick Amble
The event started in the centre of Austwick as part of the village's annual Street Fair and Cuckoo Festival.

The route followed a tarmac road for the first 800 metres before branching off to climb across fields to reach a flat shelf on the side of Ingleborough. Just around the halfway point we turned and descended through a tricky section of limestone which I should have recognised as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks route.

I was briefly caught by a Settle runner around this section but managed to find enough on the run back to hold off any further challenges. I finished the 12.4 km route in about 56:51, for about 6th place.

Ellie completed her longest run since London Marathon 2011, to finish in just under 70 minutes.


4 comments:

joel dalby said...

I could be wrong but I think I was the runner (from skipton) who briefly caught you. Did you have a 'W' on your back? Shame (for me) I couldn't make it stick! If you're interested here's my take on things: http://www.iamrunninghome.blogspot.co.uk/#!http://iamrunninghome.blogspot.com/2012/06/austwick-amble-2012.html

Chris said...

Hi Joel, well done on your run and write up, and good luck with that hernia op. Yes, that was me you caught up with as we went through the rocky section common with the 3 Peaks route. I had to work hard on the last 3km of track to maintain the gap, but couldn't make any ground on the next guy in front.

joel dalby said...

Thanks. You didn't look to be working too hard but that track and road back in is a bit punishing. Well done on your successive races; put me to shame!

John Hosker said...

Good write-ups thanks Chris and Joel - we must have been pretty close throughout.
First time I've done this one and also the first time I felt 'strong' throughout. I'll be back next year to see if it was a fluke...