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    Re: Mount Famine

    Quote Originally Posted by christopher leigh View Post
    Thanks to Mark Boulton and helpers for running this local classic.

    I reckon the new course is only 30-40 seconds longer than the previous course. Not the 2-3 minutes I initially suspected.The only difference was a wider path down into Dimpus Clough.
    Yes, thanks to everybody involved.

    First time I've done the 'new' course. I was quite surprised to find I was 3 minutes down on last time (48:50 against 45:45 I think). I suppose we do end up further down into Dimpus Clough, and also I thought we crossed the stream lower down than before, giving less runnable ascent.

    Or maybe it's just that I'm getting older!

    Well done to John Boyle (DPFR), winning by quite a margin.

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    Re: Mount Famine

    Most people I've spoken to would agree with you Geoff. The new course is considerably longer.
    At your pace 3 minutes sounds about right. Around 4 minutes for me.

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    Re: Mount Famine

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Yes, thanks to everybody involved.

    First time I've done the 'new' course. I was quite surprised to find I was 3 minutes down on last time (48:50 against 45:45 I think). I suppose we do end up further down into Dimpus Clough, and also I thought we crossed the stream lower down than before, giving less runnable ascent.

    Or maybe it's just that I'm getting older!

    Well done to John Boyle (DPFR), winning by quite a margin.
    Actually you drop down to the same path but about 30-50meters further along(where Neil was standing). That plus the little bit extra for going wide and rough.I take my split times when I do it and that section only added about 30-40secs.

    Years ago they used to go up by the wall on Mount Famine, instead of going wide.

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    Re: Mount Famine

    thanks to the origanisers for a terrific race yesterday. I hope the new course is longer than the old one, as I was 8 minutes slower than 6 years ago, either that, or I'm getting too old for this. By the way, I should apologise as there was a phoptographer along the ridge, and on the way back I was clearing my throat just as I reached the photographer, I hope it got caught on the wind and missed him!

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    Re: Mount Famine

    You did miss me, fortunately.

    Photos at www.twentytrees.co.uk.

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    Re: Mount Famine

    Some good snaps on there Chris!

    Pity you couldn't have touched up my hairline though....

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    Re: Mount Famine

    part two of the race uploaded by mick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOFjYaNvBkk

    still waiting for part one though, will add soon

    any official results for this race? (or do we use the photos?)
    http://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/

    i'll risk it for a biscuit

    :w00t:

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    Re: Mount Famine

    http://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/

    i'll risk it for a biscuit

    :w00t:

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    Re: Mount Famine

    and this is the start of Mount Famine. Not one runner!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIBoWrqlNNg
    http://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/

    i'll risk it for a biscuit

    :w00t:

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    Re: Mount Famine

    Results are now available from the URL below - thanks to Mark Boulton for these

    --Steve
    Hayfield Fell Races - http://www.t42.org.uk/hayfield/

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