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21/04/07 Anniversary Waltz 2007 - from Rob Stephens

Near perfect weather conditions this week for the 11th Anniversary Waltz.

Four NFRs at this classic race: Gary Jones, Garry Owens, Peter Reed and myself. Gary Jones, at his first Cumbrian fell race, came 31st out of 262 runners. After last weekend's back-to-back in the unrelenting heat, Peter Reed proving this week that he has more go than a sack of duracell batteries!

Ben Bardsley (Borrowdale) won and Angela Mudge came in a stunning 7th overall, shattering the women's record.

Some photos taken whilst running the race:

gradient change - photo: Rob
After a long run in, the gradient suddenly changes
on all fours - photo: Rob
... then it's on all fours up to the rocky bits
rock steps - photo: Rob
negotiating the worn rock steps on Robinson

nearly at the top of Robinson - photo: Rob
... forming an orderly queue up Robinson
Coming off Robinson - photo: Rob
wey hey! - this was worth the climb
Coming off Dale head - photo: Rob
Preparing for the steep descent off Dale Head
Maiden Moor - photo: Rob
Plain sailing across Maiden Moor
from the top of Cat Bells - photo: Rob
The fast descent off Cat Bells starts right here

all photos above courtesy of Rob Stephens

position name time
28 Gary Jones 1:53:32
59 Garry Owens 2:01:20
115 Rob Stephens 2:12:29
165 Peter Reed 2:23:26
262 ran

Full results

Loads of great photos courtesy of Darian on the Borrowdale Fell Runners site

Rob Stephens

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