Monday, 26 August 2013

Chipping Show Fell Race – 24 August

Agricultural Shows like this one are hugely significant event in the local calendar and if there is a fell race attached to the show it will be a significant event in the local and sometimes the national fell running calendar. I can think of no other reasons why I might have agreed to to go to the show and enter the fell race. At just over 12k is is way too short – I need about 8k to warm up. The Show was very well supported and great fun; if you have seen and placed bets on sheep racing then you haven’t lived!

 

20130824_001_chipping-2Not everyone comes to race but they might come to have a drink

20130824_002_chipping-5Not everyone comes to race but they might come to play with new toys

20130824_009_chipping-24Not everyone comes to race but they might come to just watch and meet old friends

20130824_010_chipping-26Not everyone comes to race but they might come anyway

20130824_005_chipping-9Not everyone comes to race but they might come because it is a family day out

20130824_003_chipping-6Not everyone comes to race but they might come for the food

20130824_008_chipping-23Joe Howard (RO) and First Woman, Caitlin Rice (Glossopdale)

20130824_007_chipping-21Joe and First Man, Danny Hope (Pudsey & Bramley)

20130824_006_chipping-11-EditTony Varley (17) just finished

Tony turned out to be the star turn – somewhere on the way back to the show ground he missed a turn (on the flagged part of the route) and got badly lost. So badly lost that he had to knock on a house door to find out where he was and to find out how to get back to the show ground. Here, he has just finished and explained to the incredulous marshals why it took him so long to complete the race. All that orienteering certainly paid off!

 

Thanks to Joe Howard, Preston Harriers and all the others whose efforts made the race possible.

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