Rivington marathon report from Dave Madders 6th October 2012

Hi all

Please find Helsby double IronMan Dave Madders latest race report. Never one to take an easy option Dave was….

“the only Helsby member there but still donned the green vest for the Rivington fell marathon on Saturday 6th October. Described as ‘trail’ I pictured Delamere-esque terrain and thought it would be a good training run but oh Jesus it wasn’t like that at all!

Starting at Rivington nr Bolton the first 9 miles included 2 ascents of Rivington Pike and an ascent of winter hill all off road and in places in shin deep mud! …then a further ascent of Rivington Pike before it flattened out onto trails until mile 15 where I waved goodbye to the flat again and ascended Angelzark Moor before yet more trails and ridiculously muddy fields, arriving back at Rivington, Bolton after 26.2 miles.

My slowest ever marathon and undoubtedly the toughest which explains why there were so few entrants for the full marathon (only 59 on the start line and only 54 finishers) but i did the club proud finishing 39th in a time of 5.18 I’ll try better next year!!”

Fantastic effort Dave and you did the club more than proud.

Details of the Marathon here


Ironman ‘Dynamo Dave’ Madders