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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014

Nine thoughts on the Nine Edges

The Nine Edges race is a friendly jaunt around nine Peak District gritstone crags. You can choose to run, hike or climb (climbing entrants knock out a route at each of the crags). Being more running inclined, Outside’s Phil Parker chose to hot foot it round the 21 mile route last Saturday; with little breath left for full paragraphs, these are his thoughts:

1. 21 miles is really quite far.

2. Yet again, training would probably have been a good idea.

3. People with race vests are not necessarily fast.

4. People without race vests are not necessarily slow.

5. Shot Bloks are AMAZING – like a sort of uber-jellybaby.

6. Froggatt Edge is the worst.

7. Edale Mountain Rescue did an excellent job of organising and running the event – well done all.

8. If you’re running a longer distance than you have ever run before in your life, having a running buddy is a life saver – thanks Claire*!

9. All fell races should finish at a pub.

*Claire is fast becoming the favourite pacer for Outside staff!

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
By Phil Parker
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