Friday, 12 November 2010

Tour Of Pendle. A hill too far?

Pendle Hill. One of the most distinctive skylines on the north of England landscape.  A whole multitude of fell running events take place on this hill of "witches" but the Tour of Pendle is possibly considered to be the "big one" and as such saw several customers coming into the Nelson shop today for last minute footwear, thermals , SIS isotonic powder and , of course, the now ubiquitous gels (which I really must try one day!)
After the weather of the last few days one thing is certain.  Setting off at 10.30 tomorrow morning, before very long on the 16.8 mile journey,it's going to get boggy.  But that will not phase the intrepid competitors as they battle up and down the slopes of Pendle Hill covering a mere 16.8 miles.
The field will include Nelson branch shop manager John Henry who will be representing Spenborough A.C.
We wish him well. Have a good one, John! 
Meanwhile,  other clubmates will be tackling the less taxing features of Witton Park in that Mid Lancs XC league mentioned previously.  
Let's hope there will still be some runners not competing tomorrow to keep us busy in the shop! If not I could be travelling on to Blackburn complete with camera.
A  steady 6 for me today after yesterday's 20 x 300 rep session on the track.  I had Pat take me a couple of miles beyond Nelson so that I could run the best part of the 6 with the wind behind, sneaking onto the track for a couple of miles on the way.

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