Looking at the runners as they prepare to set off on a (1) _______ endurance race, you can’t help (2) _______ their stubborn toughness as they face the (3) _______ than promising weather conditions.
The first (4) _______ drops of rain (5) _______ to fall. But the runners seem quite (6) _______ .
They set (7) _______ in pairs in a staggered start, equipped with a tent, sleeping bag and essential food supplies, plus a map and compass.
In the next 48 hours they will (8) _______ as they run over the steep hills and mountains around the valley. They must navigate the course, and report at a series of pre- (9) _______ check points before making it back to the starting point. It’s a tough sport for tough people.
In some events the fell runner has to run up and down a specified number of peaks that (10) _______of different heights in a given time. This kind of race first began in 1932 when Bob Graham ran up and down 42 peaks in the Lake District in a single day.
That record (11) _______ many times since then.
The current record of 77 peaks was set in 1997 by Mark Harfell. The women’s record of 62 peaks belongs to Anne Stentiford.
|1||48 hour’s||48-th hour||48 hours||48 hour|
|2||but noticing||notice||to noticing||noticing|
|4||a little||little||Few||a few|
|5||have already begun||has already begun||already began||had already begun|
|6||are unperturbed||not unperturbed||unperturbed||to unperturbed|
|8||be timed||be timing||be time||time|
|11||was beaten||has been beaten||has been beating||has beaten|
1.D; 2.D; 3.B; 4.C; 5.A; 6.C; 7.D; 8A; 9.B; 10.D; 11.B