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21/07/10 Blisco Dash - from Scott Gibson

After missing Cock Howe on Tues. due to being late back from a school trip, I decided to drive over to the Langdales this eve to try the Blisco Dash (5m 2000ft). It was a lovely evening in the Lakes (sorry no photos to prove this).

65 of us started from the Old Dungeon Ghyll, the whole race is visible from the start and looked steep so I tried to go off steady. I failed miserably and went off like a bat out of hell. By the top of the ascent going over the rock bands near the summit I was lying in 15th but I noticed a runner way off the path coming down, the locals fast line I thought. Soon I was flying down the grass, retracing my steps down the path would have been much slower, I managed to take 2 places on the descent and another 2 on the road. I was pleased with my position and really enjoyed the race despite the road section.

After a swim in Great Langdale beck I drove back to Tyneside admiring the sun setting behind the mountains in my rear view mirror. Great little race, like a rockier version of Glaramara. Next race Kentmere if I can get an entry.

Scott Gibson


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