Hendersons End fell race
9.4km / 5.8m
300m / 984ft
June 7th was the 3rd race in A&T club champs, hosted by Lostock..was looking to be another very wet and windy race.
Myself and Louise Dobson, braved the weather, cheered on by Marjorie Leigh and my daughter, support that was truely needed and most grateful for.
Starting at the barn we set off on a slight incline to the first of 3 climbs towards the pigeon tower, turning left onto the old road which was more like wading through a river than running on a path, we then headed up Noon Hill our 2nd climb of the race towards the mast on Winter Hill, normally we would run to the cairn but due to the wet conditions we was diverted onto the road, upto this point me and Louise was playing a bit of tag with each other, just past the mast we take a right turn onto level boggy ground following a wall before heading of towards the Two Lads, where we hit our first downhill of the race (finally), I manage to get a bit of time on Louise at this point, after ascending to Pike cottage, making our way to the last climb of the race up to the Pike, by this time my legs were feeling tired and it was a slow climb upto the pike, before the nice last down hill back to the Pigeon tower and down to the finish at the barn. I came in at 01.06.37 and Louise came in at 01.11.20. I think once Louise gets used to the downhills and some proper fell shoes, she will be flying. Well done Louise this was a very wet and windy race, you did brill x