2019 proved an exciting time on the hill, with battles ensuing between rivals, and marshals dealing with suicidal runners bashing themselves about.

Cheshire set out strongly, taking a firm hold of the front of race with a steadily widening gap. Sadly it wasn’t to be, after one of their team chose an interesting downhill technique, using his head as a means of cushioning descent which didn’t end well. Fortunately no long lasting serious injury.

With Cheshire now out of it, it was left to old rivals Cumbria (two teams) and North Wales to battle it out. Some navigational gamesmanship and greater strength in the latter half of the race saw the northerners prove too much for the locals, who trailed by 13 minutes by the end, leaving the winners trophy no doubt sitting in an office in Penrith!

See you all next year.