Feb 16 2003
This Sunday we provided standby rescue cover for our first event of 2003, the Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletic club organised Winter Hill Fell Race. Held over a gruelling 11 mile long course, involving 2700 feet of ascent, this years event attracted 131 competitors, including Bolton team member Pete Ellwood. 25 Team members attended, on a day which gave the runners a hard, frosty underfoot course, in cold conditions, which no doubt contributed to 7 runners retiring at various points around the course, other than transporting some retirees back to the finish in team vehicles, our day was otherwise uneventful.
Jonathon Holt & Al Livesey both wrapped up warm on their Winter Hill fell race check point.
Runner number 70, looking as if he’s enjoying the race in the freezing conditions.