Running 28:20  6.45 km (4:24 / km) +319m 3:31 / km
Loughrigg - 5th
Just out to enjoy this one and try and get in some fun battles. Knew my quads were destroyed so just wanted to go with the flow and keep the AAC juniors behind!
Jacob Adkin, Jardine, and Dan Haworth set the early pace. I got into a nice little pack with Nathan, Sam Russell, Harry Greenbank and another runner (looked like a roadie) and we ticked along nicely up the road / bridleway. Roadie and Nathan got away a little just before the fell as Josh came back to us slightly. Legs had held up fairly well until now but the steep kicks pretty much finished them off. Nathan and Roadie got well clear and Harry and another Keswick runner (Rob) dropped me a little by the top.
Turned at the top and tried to push on as much as possible. Caught and passed Roadie pretty quickly. Then got past Keswick Rob and Harry before the bridleway. Kicked on as much as I could and held a 15 second gap to the finish.
Brilliant race, loved it! So many faces out and about. Ambleside support on the hill was pretty relentless. Cow bells and shouting all the way up.
Running 16:49  2.65 km (6:21 / km) +5m 6:17 / km
WD w/ Nathan and the Roadie (Damien). Lovely guy, up on holiday and his first ever fell race.