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Inter Counties Fell Race - Moel Eilio

A few weeks back I did the Warwickshire county selection fell race at The Wrekin where I came second so gained automatic qualification to the county team.  Fast forward a few weeks and today was the inter counties fell race held near Llanberis.  Any aspirations of getting a decent placing were out of the window for this race since it contained multiple national champions, people having represented GB etc.  The plan was to just enjoy the race and see what happened.  I did recce the route a few weeks back so knew what was ahead and whilst I have done two previous fell races, I'd never done anything on this scale before since it was 12.8km and contained 915m of climb.  I was one of three members of the Warwickshire team with three to count (the fourth was unfortunately injured the week before) so all of us needed to finish. Me on the right just before the start The start was extremely cramped; a very narrow lane going straight uphill and it took 10 or so seconds to get through