Alison Matthews was again in action this weekend, this time at the Lowther 13mile trail race. The route has about 3 miles of tarmac and the rest is mostly open country with grassy and gravel tracks, also about two miles crossing rough pasture.
This very scenic route takes runners across Askham Fell and the Lowther Valley. The route climbs through Askham village onto the fell to Heughscar Hill. The route then turns south and descends to the Cockpit and onwards across the valley of Heltondale to Butterwick.
A stiff climb follows onto Knipe Scar to the most southerly point on the course, from here the route turns north across the grassland of Lowther Park to Whale. A track above the River Lowther leads runners to the finish at Lowther Castle.
Super Ali, finished 1st lady and 25th overall on the day. Full results can be found here