‘We’ve got the makings of a great race this year, but you never know what will happen on the day.’ I’d said to my fellow organisers. With a record number of entries, a good dozen or so Europeans with impressive past performances, quite a few proven regulars and a number of first timers with a lot of potential, I knew this year could be special and so it proved. ..
John Pares kept up a constant six miles an hour to become our Winner with 143 miles, the energy in his stride never seeming to diminish. Our Scandinavian contingent produced great performances with a Women’s National Record for Torill Fonn’s 127 miles, and taking 6 of the top 10 places.