4.5m 1,100 ft
I had been meaning to do a race local to the Bowland fells for some years, but for one reason or another never quite made any of them. So I made a special effort to have a go at this one. It was at 19:00 hrs on a Wednesday, so luckily I was on a night shift and could make it.
I had been training to run longer in preparation for my Paddy Buckley attempt, so I felt a little slow on the ascent to Paddy's Pole. On the decent I felt pretty good, and on the steep descent of Parlick I picked up a few places to finish 60th in a time of 38 mins 30. Sean Bolland was first followed by 4 other Bowland runners.