On the weekend of the Mountain Festival in Keswick, there was a triathlon ending in Crow Park and the Borrowdale Trail Run, so Keswick was heaving…….. luckily Anna and Sarah had entered the Glaramara Fell race based at the Glaramara centre further up Borrowdale, and here it was relatively peaceful.
The race is fairly short for a fell race, 8kms and 630m of ascent, and with all the other events on there was only about 70 competitors, but as Sarah noted when she arrived : it was all the fast people who had turned up!! As it was their home event there was a lot of Borrowdale runners and they all do nothing else apart from run uphill.
The race is a straight up and down, with the turn round being on the top of Glaramara……
Despite the quality of the field, Sarah and Anna both had good runs, Sarah came in 3rd lady, and Anna picked up the prize for 1st in her class (I’ll let her tell you which class that is!!). So with post race euphoria, there was only one place to head………… the tea shop!!!