After the trials and tribulations of racing the Snowdon International Race and a little bit of R&R I decided to try my luck at the Salt Cellar Fell Race. Wow, what a fabulous Peak District race. It had everything you would expect from a typical AS fell race, steep accents, the usual mud, heather, bracken, rocks and a few pot holes in places which we were for warned about, but I always seem to find and stumble into. The race also had some thunderous descents which were heart in your mouth stuff as I found on the last grassy descent to the finish where I ended going down on my derriere. Despite this I must say the views and back drops over the Upper Derwent are some of the best you will find the in Peaks. I would also like to thank all the Marshalls and volunteers of Steel City Striders who put on a cracking race, a “small club with a big heart”. To top it all off I managed to get my mug shot in Athletics Weekly. I believe it is the first time since the early 90s I have appeared in AW. The last time was when I was interviewed as a 14 year old for my exploits as a track athlete. I wish I had been informed of their intentions to put a mug shot in, as I am much older and I would of popped some more make up on.
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