Windy Gyle Fell Race

[Sun 24th Jun]


Well, I thought to myself, I really enjoyed the Les Allcorn 10K.  So what made it so good?  Was it the mixture of being so far north that I was nearly in Scotland? Or was it being in a lovely setting and having rather pleasant weather and of course a few uphill sections that I quite like.


So what next that fits the criteria, ďThe Windy Gyle Fell RaceĒ

Is it in the north? Yes at one point you go into Scotland

Is it in a lovely setting? Yes itís in the cheviots

Does it have a few up hills? Yes it does


Right off I go to Barrowburn, somewhere at the end of a very long lane thatís covered in sheep in Northumberland. I give the woman in the car park a five pound note which goes to North Tyneside SRT (Worthwhile cause). And I set off at 10.30 with Dave Logan's voice in my head saying itís a lovely course with plenty of running sections (Yes if you are a Mountain Goat Dave!).


I really enjoyed it and I got to the end a few minutes down on what I had hoped for but had a great time with a refreshing dip in the stream afterwards like all fell runners do.


Results can be found on the Northumbria Fell Runners web site.