Three days after Kinder Downfall was the first local midweek evening race of the season. It simply had to be done. The Joe Barber Herod Farm fell race (it's sponsored by local plumbers merchants Joe Barber) is based in Charlestown, near Glossop. It's very hilly around these parts and it goes without saying that, being a fell race, every possible hill was included. Conditions were mild, bone dry and very windy.
Afterwards in the Reliance Garage car-park where it was based, we ate home-made cakes and drank tea at 50 pence a go, while our legs got sandblasted by the dust whipped up by strong gusts of wind. It got dark as we waited for the results to be worked out and the prizes to be announced. I finished 58th out of 93 finishers. Let the build-up back to speed and fitness continue. A top half finish is my target. I haven't had many of those in proper fell races. I did win a prize though - a spot prize of a free adult swim at a High Peak swimming bath. I don't swim. :-(