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Beginner wins grand fell race

Posted 11 May 2010
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Beginner wins grand fell race
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One of the toughest fell races in Britain has been won by a beginner to the sport.

The Fellsman Challenge, a 97 km race held in the Yorkshire Dales, took place over the weekend and was won by Duncas Harris from Chester, who only took up the sport 18 months ago, Grough reports.

Harris was one of 401 starters in the race, beating the other 297 finishers to take the title in what was the 48th annual race.

Discussing his feat, the victor said: "I started running because I wanted to do the Bob Graham Round which I did last year - not particularly fast - and since I did that I've just put in a lot more training."

Those keen to do more running themselves may wish to invest in some running clothing as they get started.

The Fellsman route includes crossing the summits of peaks such as Great Coum, Great Knoutberry Fell and Buckden Pike.

Posted by Elaine Arthur