Another Sunday,another race. Early start at 07:15 hours to pick up David Gingell (Fit Mum Runner)to be in Newark for 09:00 hours. Walking into the Sconce Park to pick up our race numbers we came across more Harriers,Keith Conkerton,John Crosby, Gary Fee and Carole Fee. Numbers got and then off to join what seemed to be an endless queue for the Thunder Box. Oh,what Fun! !
In the farmers field opposite The Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite, a few miles outside of Keswick, a few hundred fellrunners assemble for the start of what is considered a classic Lakeland Fell Race, The Borrowdale. 17 miles long with 6500 ft of climbs. Time for a few hours of fun on the fells, and any race that starts and finishes outside a pub gets the thumbs up from me.
Health warning to readers, this article includes gory details and frequent use of the ‘O’ word.