Rochdale 3-Day Event / Knowl Hill Fell Race

There’s a palpable sense of adventure in the air at Belle Vue.  Maybe it’s the longer days, perhaps the post-marathon delirium setting in or possibly the return of the Tour of Tameside that made the previously (to this Belle Vue Racer at least) ridiculous prospect of running 3 ‘undulating’ races on the bounce seem like a perfectly sound way of spending Friday evening and the weekend.
Andrew, Ali, Phoebe and Vicky struggle to order numbers under 25
Vicky, Phoebe, Ali and Andrew took on the challenge of the Rochdale Three Day Event – 6 miles on the roads on Friday evening, 6 miles on the trails on Saturday morning and 6 miles up and over Knowl Hill on Sunday morning. The starter on the Friday had it spot on: tough as the Friday evening was, compared to Saturday’s looping trail race, it seemed in hindsight like a soothing warm up.  On Sunday, the four 3-Day-Eventers were joined by Catherine, Cecilia, Julia and Phil for the Fell Race to round off a fantastic weekend of running in style.
Particular congratulations to Phoebe who completed the three days in fourth position in the women’s race, covering the 18 or so miles in 2:38:11, only 3:58 behind third spot.
Thank you, Rochdale Harriers, an excellent event and one that this Belle Vue Racer looks forward to next year. AT