It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Some 'background' first, I hope that's okay?;
Having run a few of the (Penistone Footpath Runners organised) 'Trunces' last year, I fancied something a bit harder....
Prior to that (after a return to competition), I rode the (Bingley Harriers organised) 'Harriers verses Cyclists' twice (2007/2008)
But, in 2009, I ran the 'H v C', & got a faster time too (by 6 minutes), I must admit
So, with those in mind, I considered, & entered the 'Stanbury Splash
It was a heck of an introduction to the sport, & I'll admit I suffered on some of the hills (how the heck the grass doesn't slide off them, I have no idea!?)
I did finish it, & in a (I presume) reasonable time/position for a novice, recording 154th/298 @ 1.03:09
I'll admit, I had thought that I could do the 7 miles in about 55 minutes, but the steepness of the climbs got to me (by comparison, my 'PB' on the road for a 10K is 44:16)
On the drive home from Haworth, I considered the fact that I did actually enjoy it, & was there any others coming up
Now, to 'the point'
(sorry for 'waffling')
After, erm......., enjoying the 'Stanbury', I looked on the 'Fell Runners Association' website for another event, & found this mentioned somewhere;
The Ilkley Harriers 'Ilkley Moor Fell-Race'
After looking at the catagorisation of it (AS), & the distance/climbing (5miles/1260), I thought I might give it a go, having walked around the Moor over the years.
The 'Experience Required' notation, & the clothing requirements made me curious enough to e-mail the Club.
It's not deemed suitable for a beginner, but that's a 'Catch 22 Question'
1. You can't run the event because you don't have the experience!
2. You can't get the experience without running the event! (or ones like it)
Even more to the point...............
What constitutes the clothing (wind/waterproof jacket/trousers), are items like the Ron Hill (orJJB) nylon jackets suitable, & if available, matching trousers??
Or, do I pack my 'hi-viz' (motorway worker type) trousers, & unlined 'bomber jacket' in a little pack??
I've got the day-off organised, so it'll be a case of 'deciding on the day' (or perhaps even just going up & watching it?)