Skirrid Fell Race

Seven Wye Valley Runners took part in the Skirrid Fell Race in a very wet underfoot, but otherwise clear crisp day. Ian Whistance set the pace at the start, with Mike Fawcett and Peter Nugent hot on his heels. On the main ascent Peter Nugent, (with expert navigational skills) took the lead with Mike Fawcett following closely behind making up ground on the tricky technical boulder field like a mountain goat. Jeremy Jehan powered up the final brutal ascent to the summit behind Dan Lewis, who used his impressive downhill form with a quick descent through heather. Steve Flowers, who despite the man flu he had a month ago , picked up a lot of pace through fields towards the finish. Peter Nugent maintained his impressive fell running form, coming home as the first WVR in 9th followed closely behind Mike Fawcett in 11th, with Ian Whistance 18th. Mike and Ian picking up the V48 and V45 prizes. Peter Nugent robbed of the SM prize by the winner. A good afternoon had by all. Well done WVR! Peter Nugent 9th Mike Fawcett 11th Ian Whistance 18th Dan Lewis 46th Steve Flowers 55th Jeremy Jehan 57th Steve Bedford 102nd

Courtesy of Peter Nugent

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