The 2013 Grough Report
by Bob Smith
As the fastest runners rested their weary feet, out on the fells of the Yorkshire Dales, the runners, walkers and hundreds of checkpoint staff and other volunteers continued into the night and Sunday morning. There was no repeat of the ill winds of 2012 and a relatively benign night saw more than 300 people finish the event.
Final man home was Brian Finlay, who arrived at the Threshfield base in 303rd place, 27 hours and 22 minutes after setting off from Ingleton.
As victor Adam Perry said: “If there was one event I could ever have won, this was it. You don’t win it by chance; you have to put everything in.”