Saturday saw the British Championship come to the Mournes but once again the weather ruled the days proceedings with Storm Hanna raging through the hills . Organisers put safety first and changed the course but didn’t deter the hardy mountain runners who turned out in force .
Three BARF mountain goats took to the start line with Alan Ritchie finishing in 1.25 , Andrew Mc Gibbon in 1.47 and Kathleen Monteverde in 1.50 . Great running by all three in a very strong field from England, Scotland,Wales and Ireland .
We also had a great turnout of volunteers and officials throughout the course ensuring a very professional look to race day. Jim Brown, Denise O’Hagan , Pauline O’Hara,Gareth McKeown,James Carr ,Mark Pruzina ,Mark Hopkins ,Clarke Campbell ,Fred Hammond and Ian Taylor were all in attendance in a strong showing from BARF once again.