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  1. #11
    Master PeteS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Live in Brum, run in Worcestershire and Shropshire
    1. Anniversary Waltz 2012. I assumed I would be last but actually finished 181st out of 289 in just over 2.5 hours so was quite chuffed to say the least.
    2. The last race I did was Callow but I am pretty sure I've run my last Lakes AL which would have been Borrowdale 2015.
    3. It grieves me to leave out the LDMT as it is the one event that I aim to do every year. However some years are better than others and the one race that I think has it all is Buttermere Sailbeck - fell running in its purest and finest form.
    Pete Shakespeare - U/A

    Going downhill fast

  2. #12
    1. Ilkley Moor 1987 (not the current short race).

    2. Whinbery Naze 2021 (my 6th consecutive V75 win in 2021 prompting me to retire from fell racing when still winning).

    3. Lingmell Dash 2015. In this final English Champs counter there were 7 V70 entries and I did the descent of my life to finish First V70 and win the V70 English Silver Medal.
    " dry as the Atacama desert".

  3. #13
    1) Not counting lots of running about the fells before that and the Ben Nevis leg of the first 3 peaks yacht race my first 'proper' fell race was the World Cup open race in 1988 - on top of the world in a cloud inversion.

    2) Coincidentally to the above, Coledale, taking a tumble coming off Grisedale Pike and limping back bloody and bruised.

    3) Without question Jura for numerous reasons!
    Last edited by Mark G; 16-02-2022 at 02:28 PM.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    1) WMRA Masters Keswick 2005. I had done some Lakeland Trails events before that.

    2) Arnside Knott 2019 - I think.

    3) Great Lakes - I have done it twice, as well as lots of recces - a race with everything in it.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    1) Anniversary waltz.
    2) FRA relays (does it count as a race).
    3) Jura. For more reasons than just pure running.

  6. #16
    Member ponte_ricky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Luddendenfoot, Calderdale
    1. Blackshaw head 2018
    2. Turnslack 2021
    3. Probably ras y moelwyn for me, at least that's what sticking out in my mind. Out of my local races though it's probably got to be hoofstones as it has a lot of crap ground that I can move well over

  7. #17
    Master BillJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Calder Valley
    1. Dunnerdale 1990
    2. A local 3-hour score event last weekend
    3. "The one race that has everything or means everything to you" - taking the second part of that rather than the first: Spine race 2018
    "And the winds blow and the sky looks cool / So I make my home in the clouds"

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Over Haddon
    1 Ennerdale Horseshoe 1983 finished 25th

    2 Wormstones NYE 2021

    3 Warslow Beer Festival. Tougher than it looks and run alongside the Beer Festival. Beer tokens as prizes, what's not to like!
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

  9. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    South South Pennines
    1) Shining Cliffs near Matlock. Jan 2006
    2) New Chew. 13/2/22
    3) pre-2014 Rab MM. low key and just score courses.

  10. #20
    Master BritNick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    1. Manx Mountain Marathon Apr 2006.
    2. Bowstones Dec 2021.
    3. Not really fell, but Bullock Smithy Hike - my first ever race in Sep 1996 and still just as magical in 2021.

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