Sounds like we had a very similar race. It was my third time on the Skyline and was annoyed for setting off way to fast…..again. next year maybe I’ll be a little wiser but I seriously doubt it.
The Edale Skyline is one of those iconic races in the Peak District, one that is on the hit list of many local fell runners. Renowned for being tough at 21 miles with around 4500ft of ascent over heath, bog, rocky outcrops, grassy paths and woodland trails. Being held in March weather conditions are notoriously challenging. Rain, fog and freezing conditions often lead to many dnf’s and tales of hypothermia from a couple of years ago were now infamous. Henceforth after entering this year’s race I was feeling somewhat apprehensive.
Upon waking on the morning of the race, weather conditions couldn’t have been better. Clear blue skies and sunshine graced our drive over to Edale and race HQ. We parked up and collected our numbers and chips and walked up to the start field and the other assembled Harriers and runners. As with every fell race, the atmosphere was relaxed…
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