Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay 2nd Oct 2011
We entered a Vets and Mixed team into the 24th running of the IHMR 2011. Thanks to all who shared lifts and running partners for another memorable event.
The Vets managed a very creditable 34th place (7th vet team overall) with partners Pete Ramsdale and Tony Varley (59th), Mike Green and Martyn Bell (14th – Horwich performance of the day), Mike Kay and Kev Gaskell (43rd) and Albert Sunter and Rob Green (46th). To finish in just over 5hrs was a very good performance by one and all.
The mixed team made an excellent start with Lyndsey Brindle and Doug Fleming finishing in 31st place after leg 1 and then they handed over to Suzanne Budgett and Chris Heys (54th)followed by Billy Martin and Tim Row (59th) and finally Julie Haworth and Rachel Metcalfe (66th).The team finished in 57th place in just over 6hrs.
This event a classic in the fell running calendar and with runners at Gin Pit 5 we did well to turn out two teams – Thanks to all who made the effort – I enjoyed it – I hope you all did too.
Full Results can be found here http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2011/IanHodgsonMountainRelay/IHMR2011OverallResults.pdf
I want to issue many ‘thank you’s’ to all who ran, making the teams complete, those who kindly stood in last minute without further ado, those who offered to race back to back (& those who did just that) & to Brent Brindle for kindly chauffeuring virtually half of each team up, looking after us all & delivering my Leg 3 numbers to them, easing my stress level.