Friday, 9 October 2009

Hodgson Relay, The Lakes, Oct'09

Jon and Angela finishing The Lake District is much closer to home than the north of Scotland, less than 2 hours away by Bob our driver. Carnethy put a team of 8 runners together to race in this famed event. I was running with a very hyper Andy Spenceley - we're well matched and we made up 2 places on our leg by passing 3 teams and being passed by one team. Andy later worked it our we were only a couple of minutes out of the Vets record for our leg ! One part of the route was a real trudge along 'High Street' - a flat grass covered plateau that seemed to go on for ages. But the descent was quite enjoyable and the weather stayed clear for most of the day. A fine sociable way to spend a Sunday.