Sunday, 12 April 2015
Adkins Raid on Coledale
While coach Gregor enjoyed Many Clouds, Jacob and Scout enjoyed a day in the sun at Braithwaite near Keswick in the Lake District on Saturday in the Coledale Horseshoe fell race in a field of 249 runners. Advertised at 13.7k/915m, snow on the tops meant the amended route being used but it remained long and tough. Scout made it two wins in three years in the women's race, coming home 23rd overall in 1.18.38. That was nearly 6 minutes faster than 2013 when the same snow-amended route was used. Jacob was 5th to the top of Grisedale Pike in illustrious company with GB Internationalists Rickie Lightfoot and Rob Jebb still in sight, lost a few places on the rough descent, picked up on the next climb to 7th, then dropped a few places again on the long descent to the finish, coming home 11th in the end in 1.12.54. Lightfoot won in 1.06.49.