British Fell & Hill Relays, Middleton.19th October 2014.
CRR fielded a V40 team for this years British Fell and Hill Relays, held in Middleton, Cumbria. The event was hosted by Dallam running club and Howgill Harriers in a relatively unknown part of Cumbria.
The team met up for an early start with a 2 hr drive over to the South Lakes. Registration was a straight forward affair followed by some hot tea, bacon butties and a little banter with some of our local neighbours, Eryri Harriers, Denbigh Harriers and our arch rivals Buckley Runners.
Out first for CRR was Dan Hurst on leg 1, coming in 15th in the V40 cat. A quick handover in the pen and it was over to team leader Jim Davis and Greame Peacock to take up the race for CRR. The lads returned just under the 2 hr mark with a brilliant time of 1:57:18.
Next was the navigation leg with Chris Wilcox and Steve Jones setting of into the unknown. Returning safely in 1:29:10 it was over to John Montgomery for the final leg.
Overall the team came in an overall position of 20th in V40, with over 200 teams competing in all categories.
Leg 1 was 5.4 miles with 1,648 feet of ascent
Leg 2 was 9 miles, with 2,559 feet of ascent
Leg 3 was 7.7 miles, with 1,659 feet of ascent
Leg 4 was 5.6 miles, with 1,722 feet of ascent