The Fellsman 2015 – 61 miles

28 Apr 2015 by wp_admin, 26 Comments »


  1. Great write up of a tough race. Great work finishing despite the tough start and the frozen finish.

    The barefoot descent guy ????

    • Henry says:

      That was you wasn’t it… Respect mate, you’ve got a hardy pair of feet!

      • Aleks K says:

        Yeah it was me and my feet. Been training for LeJog off-road, barefooted. Was a great opportunity to test out feet on some difficult terrain. Full details are on

  2. Sam Oram says:

    Very admirable running Henry and gripping reading. I hope you’re very proud mate. Why was the 1 disqualified?

  3. jane morris says:

    and your trainers are soaking nicely.
    Well done.

  4. Tom says:

    Excellent job mate. Still find it incredible anyone can run that far! Very well written. Always love reading them they almost make me want to Attempt it.

  5. Ricardo says:

    Nicely written. Dare I say that I’m sold. 2016 marathon planing sheet officially open.

  6. Joris says:

    Hi henry, nice meeting you on the route.

    After Park Rash it was certainly me doing most of the flagging. I involuntarily chuckled when the Great Whernside CP officer said goodbye with “Enjoy your final descent!” as by then it felt as if a pitchfork was thrust into my Dutch quads at every step on a downwards sloping incline! Those were the hardest 9 miles I have ever moved on my feet.

  7. Guy says:

    Great report, I saw you catch the rock on the way up Gragareth as I was just behind you!

  8. Liam says:

    Hey Henry, fantastic write up and thanks for the company and the conversations on a tough run. With hindsight the Dent/Blea Moor section was a real threshold – i wonder how many who retired there due to being wet through like we were now regret it, as the weather was really kind to us for the next 5 or 6 hours. Maybe see you at Marlborough in 2 weeks…if not good luck with training for the Hardmoors.
    P.S. Great pics too but i couldn’t help noticing that the pic you captioned Ingleborough ascent is almost certainly the Gragareth ascent (wall on left is the clue) – i only mention this because it might be the scene of your famous catch 🙂

  9. Nick Ham says:

    Good to see you there, Henry. It was a first for both of us. (Shame it was my first DNF.) I’ll be back next year. How about you?

  10. steve says:

    Hi Henry, Joris and Liam.

    Thanks again for your company and support. You all made it a very pleasurable round.

    Good luck with all your prospective races.

    See you next year, but I will probably be eating your dust!


    • Henry says:

      It was a pleasure Steve, we couldn’t have done it without you. I hope to see you there for your final year!

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