Phil Simcock’s Two Towers Fell Race Report
Great performance from Phil Simcock at last night’s brutal Two Towers Fell Race despite having a nightmare run-up to the event.
Torrential rain caused widespread flooding in the Ramsbottom area and Phil’s bus was massively delayed due to detours around the worst bits. He had to run to the start line, collecting his number off teammate and marshal Sally Burgess on the way. The organisers were brilliant and even delayed the start briefly to allow him to take his place on the start line – to mass cheers from the other competitors.
1300ft of climbing in 4 miles later (ouch) Phil came home a very respectable 20th place given he forgot to remove his glasses and ran the whole event with them steamed up.
Huge thanks to the organisers and the marshals for putting on such a great event.