Falstone Show Fell Race
My second ‘real’ Northumberland fell race, like the previous one based at a country show. This time at Falstone near Kielder Water in the heart of Northumberland.
The race was hard with a pull up the fell behind Falstone of some 500′ or so over tussock grass and heather. Then on through the forest, crossing several streams all of which required steep drops and climbs back out again.
I kind of held a middle ground with all most everyone off in front and fewer behind me. This meant that for the most part I seemed to be running alone. The course was not well marked but I didn’t get lost unlike some.
So I wasn’t last but I did miss the hour mark by about 7 mins which was disappointing, next year. The event overall was great, the views above the Resevoir are spectacular and the show itself is friendly and fun. I will be back.