Back on the Fells…

Al and Steve Bottomley finishing the Ian Hodgson Mtn Relay this Sunday
Al and Steve Bottomley finishing the Ian Hodgson Mtn Relay this Sunday

Just a bit of news on the home front – been getting stuck into the autumn fell running since I got home, with the 17ml Black Mountains race last w/e (5th – just under 3hrs – it hurt!) and Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay for Pudsey Vets team yesterday.  I was doing the final leg with Steve Bottomley – not a strong team this year as various folk injured, but we managed to pick up 6 places so all went well.   Jonny (Morgan) was also doing the last leg for Dark Peak Vets who won,  so a great result there – time wise, we were just 5 secs apart however for the leg, so that bodes well for the OMM that Jonny and I are running together at the end of the month.  It’s Langdale coming up this weekend, so we’ll see how much the Morganator nails me by on that one.  I do know the course pretty well though, so praying for a bit of cloud and rain!

River crossing at the Black Mountains Fell Race
River crossing at the Black Mountains Fell Race