Carnethy 5: Preview

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 10 Feb '12

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Tomorrow sees one of the biggest races on the calendar as a stacked field head to the 41st Carnethy 5 Hill Race. Though only 6 miles the race takes in 5 peaks and in wet weather is known to be extremely demanding…

Last year’s race http://www.mudsweatandtears.co.uk/2012/02/12/its-lucky-13-for-mudge-as-edwards-takes-carnethy-5/

Taking things in his stride will be last year’s winner Tom Owens, who returns this year hoping that he can repeat the start to season of 2011, where the Shettleston runner went on to win round one of the British Fell Champs and pull out some amazing performances on the Continent.

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Tom Owens

Out to stop him will be Deeside youngster Robbie Simpson, who was second to Owens in 2011. A year older and year stronger, Robbie is in great form after a storming leg at the recent Devil’s Burdens race.

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Rob Jebb

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Prasad on the Tinto Race descent

The list of contenders goes on with 2010 winner Rob Jebb returning after his lengthy lay off in 2011 with a shoulder injury and others who will be in the mix are Jethro Lennox, Prasad Prasad, GB mountain runner Orlando Edwards, Al Anthony, Tom Addison, Oleg Chepelin plus others…

In the women’s race fell legend Angela Mudge looks for her 13th win – there isn’t much to be said about Angela that hasn’t already been said, but another win at the famous race would see her put the seals on a record that will surely never be matched.

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Angela Mudge on her way to a 12th Carnethy 5 win

Out to see that doesn’t happen will be young Scots international Catriona Buchanan, Mudge’s Carnethy team-mates Jacqui Higginbottom and Jasmine Paris, young Scout Adkin and Megan Mowbray from HBT.

Racing gets underway at 2pm and you can view the full entry list here.

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  1. Nic Barber Feb 10, 08:14 PM

    Watch out for Edinburgh Uni’s Doug Tullie – 3rd at OMM2011 and a bit of a monster.

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