Hannah Thom

Hannah gets her Blue Peter Badge

"I sent a letter and photograph to Blue Peter to say that I loved Fell Running. I told them all about Fell Running and explained that there were two different organisations (F.R.A and B.O.F.R.A). Also I explained that I was in their championships for under 12 girls.

I said that I ran for Keighley and Craven AC and that our colours are red, white and green. I also mentioned that at some of the races you got chocolate. With my letter I sent in a poem that I wrote at school about Fell Running."

Fell running!

It's a flurry of legs,
A steep upwards climb,
Brambles clipping like pegs,
Brain losing track of the time

Up to the top,
Down the other side,
Over stiles with a hop,
Slip on a mudslide

You can feel the sting,
Of nettles a lot,
Feel like you're on the wing,
Your body all hot

Up to the top,
Down the other side,
Over stiles with a hop,
Slip on a mudslide

Your eyes just a blur,
As you stamp through a bog,
You just hear a constant whir,
As you run over the summit covered in fog

Up to the top,
Down the other side,
Over stiles with a hop,
Slip on a mudslide

Hannah Thom - July 2009

"I was very pleased when they mentioned my letter on the program and showed the photo that I sent in. When my Blue Peter badge came in the post I was absolutely over the moon!"

Hannah Thom

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