For a variety of reasons the Edale Skyline has remained on my “to Do” list of fell races but I decided this year might be the one to change that. The weather couldn’t have been predicted and while the visibility and rapidly drying ground were both very welcome the unseasonal temperature wasn’t. Before turning for Man Nick we saw the edge of an inversion further down Hope Valley and, at Julie’s suggestion we carried on for a closer look.
Most of the morning mist had burned off around Edale but just sufficient remained to produce a slight haze and only higher up and later in the day would blue sky that might have been expected appear.
In heat like Sunday is it a hard day and so relentlessly runnable – I had to run up some of the hills! Really well organised, well marshalled and huge thanks are due to everyone involved. I had hoped to be a little quicker but given the heat and that I hadn’t done it previously I am happy with my time of 04:07:20. Full results are here.