CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS  EST. 1890

Borrowdale Fell Race

Borrowdale
You're not working hard enough if you're having fun. This was the voice in my head, half sliding half skipping down the highest peak in England.

An eclectic team of Cambridge Harriers; Ian Marshall, Clem Dixon, Steve Brown and Tarbo Fukazawa made their way up to the Lake District to test themselves against one of the premier races in the fell running calendar, the .

Conditions on the day were obviously wet but good in terms of visibility, which is a real bonus aesthetically and for navigational safety when it comes to running up and down the likes of Scafell Pike and Great Gable, peaks etched in .

17 miles, 6500 feet of elevation: Carl Bell from Keswick Athletic Club wins in a time of 2:50:05, Catherine Spurden from the same outfit takes home the women's category in 3:45:14 (same race by the way).

It's quite simple, there are four peaks you have to summit, what's done in between is up to your navigation but be prepared for knee deep bogs next to sharp edged boulders, impossible to run inclines matched by exhilarating descents through gills, tarns and sheep poo.

Some people enjoy this, we need to, because the harsh reality is that Steve and Ian (who has completed the race 20+ times) would this year be buying us drinks for not making the stringent cutoff time of 3:30hr at Honister Pass, about four miles from the finish. Clem and Tarbo would go on to overcome the obstacles to record decent finishing times.

You're not working hard enough if you're having fun? Maybe...




Results

Pos

Name

Time


73rd

Tarbo Fukazawa

3:54:30


175th

Clem Dixon

4:45:30


254th

Ian Marshall (time stopped at Honister cutoff)

4:42:04


257th

Steve Brown (time stopped at Honister cutoff)

4:57:53