This was the fourteenth
race, held in conjunction with the Manor Water Sheepdog Trials, one
of the major events of the year in the Manor Valley, and under the
auspices of the Carnethy Hill Running Club. The race took place in
almost ideal conditions of dry weather with little wind, although
the hilltops were obscured by cloud until just before the start.
Recent rains had made the low-lying fields muddy, but had merely
softened the hill ground, making for a relaxing run, especially on