Anniversary Waltz / Teenager With Altitude

Tremendous performances from John Butters and Emma Bain and quite a few others …

photo: Andy

Report from John Duff:

Mark Smith climbing Robinson – photo: John D

There was a good turnout from NFR for the Waltz races in the Lake District on Saturday.  The weather was first class – with wall to wall sunshine, but a cooling breeze on the summits.

In the classic Anniversary Waltz race, John Butters had a tremendous run to finish third overall.  Behind him Mark Clarkson ran well.  After that, NFR had a good number of finishers mid-pack, with myself, Mark Smith, Gary Clarkson, Billy Lawrence, James Charlton and Jason Taylor.  Andy Russell was our official photographer and [Trevor Wakenshaw was] anchor man.  Support en-route came from Rob Salter and Lisa Taylor.

In the longer Teenager with Altitude race, Emma Bain was 18th overall and first lady – notching up her first Lakeland win.  Scott Gibson finished 10th overall.  Paul Appleby also had a solid run, continuing his recent good form.

Emma Bain striding across Hindscarth – photo: Andy

A hot meal and free beer (really!) at the end rounded off a good day.  Many thanks to the organisers Steve & Wynn for these excellent races.

Full results and more details are available at: http://www.anniversarywaltz.co.uk/

John Duff

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