Sunday 1 April 2018

Rivington Pike fell race report 
Reports of impending snow were proven false and even the rain held off, which made the race easy, right? Wrong! The hill was still there and it was just as hilly. Rivington Pike fell race, although short at 5k and satisfying to complete, is always a challenge simply because it is short and therefore fast. It's easy to misjudge your pace and I passed several runners in the first mile who had been caught out with heavy lactic by a deceptively quick start, followed by the gradually increasing and relentless gradient, which ends at the top of the Pike. And it's always a shock when you finally reach the summit to round the tower and start the anticipated and longed-for easy downhill bit, only to find that your legs have somehow been replaced by Jemima Puddleduck's waddle.  So well done to all nine of the intrepid A&T fell crew who battled the wind, cold, hills and lactic acid to complete the race, all with smiles on their faces (eventually!) for a job well done.  
The next race is a 7 mile trot at Wardle Skyline next Saturday 7th April.

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