Conditions weren’t as bad as the forecasts suggested they might be for the 14 mile, 4000 feet race around Great Langdale but they were something of a contrast with those enjoyed in 2010. This year, to describe it as “treacherous underfoot” gives an idea but doesn’t really come close.
The rain after Tongue Head was heavy enough to threaten my camera so I stowed it for the rest of the race which is probably just as well as I took a couple of heavy falls and I doubt the camera would have survived the first one. On both occasions traversing a steep muddy slope the ground gave way and fortunately I avoided rocks both times. Results aren’t published yet but I wasn’t disappointed to be only 10 minutes slower than last year in in 03:28:54 . I did add half a mile to last year’s route – without even knowing I had been lost!
Thanks to the Race Organiser Roger Bell, Marshals and all other helpers.