On Sunday my son took part in his first fell race as part of the Kendal Winter League which takes place until Easter. He has only been training since November and has a lot to learn but it was a great experience. We got to the Old Racecourse outside Kendal just before 11 to make sure we had plenty of time to park and register. Then we walked up the route so that he knew where to go:
It was such a beautiful spot for a walk on a cold and frosty morning! I almost wished I had my running kit with me to do the adult 5 mile race (almost!):
His running club did a warm up for the Under 12s and then it was time to strip down to running gear for the start (we are buying a long sleeve top..):
There were nearly a 100 children aged from 6-11 at the start line:
When the race started they were off like Duracell bunnies:
Very soon they were vanishing off the field onto the slope of Scout Scar itself:
The front runners seemed to be back very quickly and eventually my son came sprinting back towards the finish with enough energy to sprint past another runner at the finish:
Not sure of his finish position or time at the moment but very proud of him and let's see what he can do next week!