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    Crowden Horseshoe

    Hope lots of us are on for this one.

    I made the classic beginners error with this one last year - after two (count them) Trunces I believed I was some kind of fell running expert and thought that a poxy eight miles would be no problem. I soon came down to earth with a bump.

    A year older and wiser, I've used this course many times as a practice route and I've grown to quite like it Can't wait for the race proper.

    I haven't been up Black Hill for a few weeks though - anyone know what its like at the moment? I'm hoping for pukka bogs on the day...

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by RichK View Post
    Hope lots of us are on for this one.

    I made the classic beginners error with this one last year - after two (count them) Trunces I believed I was some kind of fell running expert and thought that a poxy eight miles would be no problem. I soon came down to earth with a bump.

    A year older and wiser, I've used this course many times as a practice route and I've grown to quite like it Can't wait for the race proper.

    I haven't been up Black Hill for a few weeks though - anyone know what its like at the moment? I'm hoping for pukka bogs on the day...
    I ran this three years ago. Fantastic bogs, and low cloud. Great running conditions..

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    an excellent finish
    nice and tricky at the end

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by daz h View Post
    an excellent finish
    nice and tricky at the end
    Heh - it feels like 7.5 miles of climbing is "paid back" in 800yds of descent!

    My favourite part of this race is that feeling of hopelessness when you reach the top and turn for home - you may as well be on the moon

    Hope it isn't flagged on the return this year.

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Bone dry at the moment. I am running the course on Sunday hopefully if not hungover, so will report on course status then.
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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    Bone dry at the moment. I am running the course on Sunday hopefully if not hungover, so will report on course status then.
    will you be doin the race RR

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    Bone dry at the moment. I am running the course on Sunday hopefully if not hungover, so will report on course status then.



    I'm going to do a rain dance.

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin View Post
    I ran this three years ago. Fantastic bogs, and low cloud. Great running conditions..
    Hi Marvin

    I did this 3 years ago as my first fell race. I knew the route and did quite well. This was the year when 30 runners went too far left after coming off the top.

    One of my favorite races.

    Doing the Fellsman so unfortuanatly I won't be there.

    Ian

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Area is bone dry at the moment as is everywhere around there. Good course this one and well organised by Monsieur Gibbons of Glossop.

    Wish I could do it but will be approx 3000 miles away on the other side of the pond by then.

    Coming off black hill trig on last years race I lost both my shoes in a bog. Couldnt get the damm laces undone so decided to continue without shoes for a while - what was I thinking! soon had to put them back on again.

    Yes -very tricky last section but a good course

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    Re: Crowden Horseshoe - 13 May

    Just a thought, if the current restrictions continue will this race go ahead??

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