UK's elite head to Carnethy 5

Posted in At the Races by Matt Ward on Fri 15 Feb '13


This Saturday sees one of the biggest races on the calendar as a stacked field head to the 42nd Carnethy 5 Hill Race. Though only 6 miles the race takes in 5 peaks and in wet weather is known to be extremely demanding…

Over 600 runners once again toe the line, in what is year on year a sell-out race. Last year’s race saw legend Angela Mudge take an astonishing 13th win at this early-season classic.

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Angela Mudge - win number 13 at Carnethy 5

There isn’t much to be said about Angela that hasn’t already been said, but another win will make it 14 at this famous race and would see her add another the seal on a record that will surely never be matched.

The Carnethy runner will have some stern competition in the form of her team-mate – and one of the most improved hill runners over the last 12 months – Jasmin Paris, along with top England GB international Victoria Wilkinson, Moorfoot Runner Sarah McCormack and top Scottish junior Scout Adkin.

Other women to look out for are HBT’s Eilidh Wardlaw and Claire Gordon, and Carnethy runners Helen Bonsor and Jacqui Higginbottom.

In the men’s race 5-time winner Rob Jebb returns looking for number 6, as does 2011 winner Tom Owens – though the Shettleston Harrier has had PF issues recently so it remains to be seen if Tom lines-up.

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Tom Owens winning Carnethy 2011...

Also in the hunt will be top-Scot Prasad Prasad, Helm Hill’s Tom Addison – who has had a very good last 3 months or so, Pudsey men Danny Hope and Darren Kay, Al Anthony, Oleg Chepelin and Andy Fallas plus others.

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

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  1. Nic Feb 15, 10:40 AM

    Sarah McCormack on the start-list as well, high quality field!

  2. Matt MST Feb 15, 10:45 AM

    Thanks Nic! Will add her, should be a cracker…


  3. Alec Feb 16, 12:45 AM

    I see Finlay Wild also on the start list, on a rare trip down from the North.

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