The final race of the summer league saw only two Pensby turn up (Well, to run, anyway) for probably the toughest race of the season at 3 Shires on Saturday 20th September at Little Langdale. 12.4 miles and 4,003 ft. That’s a lot of climb over that distance.
Andy Sumner and Ian Shorrock (in his biggest fell race thus far) performed well but looked very relieved to see myself, Pat and my two daughters on the top of Lingmell where we’d walked up the meet them on their final descent. Charlotte then decided she wanted to do the final descent with them and chased them down the hill back to the village. Hope it didn’t confuse officials too much seeing a 10 year old running to the finish!
It’s been a successful league with 30 Pensby Runners taking part in at least one fell race. It was a shame to lose Tom Rutherford so early in the season and we hope he returns to the fells soon. Great to have newcomers Ralph and Lisa (well, new to the vest) joining us and hope to see some of the other first timers this season back soon Max, Paul, Cheryl.
A mention has to go to Andy Sumner who completed 14 out of 15 races this summer and was chomping at my heels toward the end.
Winners of the 2014 Summer league trophies for this year are Pat Peers and Nigel Crompton
See you all on the fells soon