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Brockholes head torch race

Posted on: 16th February 2014

Well, we managed to dodge the ugly weather, of the past week and earlier in the day and 100 of you set off on the first Brockholes Head torch race.

We had a few signs moved and turned, but the lead guys figured it out and headed around the fantastic nature reserve.

This was the flatest course of our winter head torch series so there were some quick times posted. We had to change part of the route becasue of the previous weeks wet weather and the course was a mixture of gravel trails, wood land and very soft grass. With abit of mud thrown in there as well.

It was great to see so many familiar faces and get some good crack pre race. As usual fancy dress was on show. There were a few good ones but the Tutu girls were my favourite.

There was definitely some extra distance covered by some runners with the signs being turned and throw away.

However, there was still some fast times posted.

1st Male   Steven Howard, 2nd Glenn Farrell and 3rd Nicholas Cook

!st Female and 8th overall Katey Foster 2nd Emma Stevens 3rd Liz Davidson.

Special mention to Alison Price-Jones who has raced in each of the Winter races and placed in the top 5 in each event. Well done Alison. 

Top comments:

I have a triathlon in 6 weeks and realised this morning how much more work I need to do. Glutes are sore!!

Oh! I didn't realise this head torch had two settings. Ididn't think it was very bright !!

Why did the ponds sound like moving water? That was the river !!

How did you mangae to marshal 3 points Brian? Local knowledge and a car.

We have one more head torch race remaining at Dodd Wood Keswick, back to climbs and descents in the Lake District. We hope you can join us.

Race times in the pdf below.