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SarahCrunning - 28/11/2017 17:39:09
   
Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra
This event pits runners against the elements in a 55 mile loop of the largest hills on the England-Scotland border. The race is named after one of the few animals hardy enough to survive the winter on the tops of the Cheviot Hills - livestock are brought down to less harsh surroundings. Around 100 runners will set off at 5:30am on Saturday 2nd December, and they have up to 24 hours to complete the race, which contains around 9500 feet of ascent. These will mainly be experienced runners, and the cut-off demonstrates how tough the conditions can be at this time of year. This is a very sparsely populated area and much of the route is inaccessible to vehicles. The route is not marked, but maps and a GPX file are available, and there will be volunteers keeping warm in tents along the route.

This looks a tough but rewarding addition to the ultra calendar. Good luck if you are running and let us know how you get on. It would be great to get some reviews of the inaugural race to help other runners decide if it may be for them next year.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 02/12/2017 23:59:46
   
RE:Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra
With a chilly start and melting snow making the ground tough underfoot, this was a challenging race. On the highest ground, runners were battling through thicker snow and strong icy winds. This didn't stop a hardy bunch of competitors emulating the Cheviot goats and putting in some amazing performances. This first running of the event had joint winners - Andy Berry and Jim Mann crossed the line together in an impressive 11:33:43. Carol Morgan was first woman home with a brilliant 2 hours and 23 minute lead. Some runners will still be out on the course, but these were the top three men and women to finish:

MEN

1= Andy Berry - 11:33:43
1= Jim Mann - 11:33:43
3. Pavel Paloncy - 12:10:53

WOMEN

1. Carol Morgan - 13:12:25
2. Becki Penrose - 15:35:54
3. Eluned Malone - 16:18:11

Well done if you ran and we would appreciate it if you could leave us a review of the race.
Sarah Cooke

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