Tom Hill’s preview of the race the other day hosted on the Kineses website showed all the excitement and anticipation you’d hope from a first timer.

 The wind on Pen Y Ghent was possibly worse than either of the two previous fells. Walking was a real challenge, and I was getting cold, even while working hard going up. I had my back to the wind for the way down though, and was ready to get the hell out of there. Lets go. I went to scrub off a little speed. The brake levers went to the bars, just biting at the moment of panic. Guess I’d worn through my pads then… Survival mode was engaged…

His update here on the Kinesis site is worthy testiment to the tough day out had by most on Sunday