Steve’s all-White at Borrowdale race

PUBLISHED: 13:13 23 August 2007 | UPDATED: 21:48 29 May 2010

Steve White

Steve White

Saffron Strider Steve White impressed at the Borrowdale Fell Race – one of the toughest events on the calendar. It is so tough that only experienced fell runners are allowed to enter and there is a strict cut-off time which is enforced if you fail to neg

Saffron Strider Steve White impressed at the Borrowdale Fell Race - one of the toughest events on the calendar.

It is so tough that only experienced fell runners are allowed to enter and there is a strict cut-off time which is enforced if you fail to negotiate two thirds of the course within a pre-determined time.

The runners have to ascend more than 5500 feet as they negotiate a route which takes in some of the Lake District's most famous peaks, including Scafell Pike, Great Gable and Dalehead.

Despite the rain and the poor visibility on the peaks, White battled through to break four hours for the 15 mile course, finshing in 3hr 59min 24sec.

"I disappeared down a few bogs, sometimes above the knee, but there were plenty of soft landings so I managed to avoid injury," he said.

"The descent from Dale Head was an absolute killer at first as it was rocky, steep and slippy - not fun.

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