The 17th running of this popular fell race took place in lovely weather recently. It’s a 11 mile route starting and finishing in the centre of Rothbury; in between is a hilly circuit around the Simonside ridge. The conditions underfoot on the tops were reminiscent of the Cramlington NE Harrier League meeting; wet, muddy with the odd tree route and rock thrown in. Our own Dave Legg had a steady run round finishing 64th out of 104 in 1:48.
As always it was a friendly, informal event with people gathering in the Newcastle Arms pub before and after the run, where delicious soup was served, all included in your bargain £5 entry fee, paid on the day.
Dave ran for his other club, Northumberland Fell Runners who have a great website with details of upcoming events
In 2011 I joined Dave on this run and would highly recommend it. A great experience. Hopefully in 2013 we can encourage more to have a go at Fell Running.