I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere.
The day itself was quite frankly amazing. Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.
There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club. Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying. Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.
I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it. Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.
See some links here for photos and reports.
Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV
Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5
Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu
Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg
The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu
Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg
Not an average fellrace!