Huge congratulations to all of you and so glad we got the weather to order! I was on the finish line helping the announcer, sorry if we didn't get everybody's names but when runners finished in clusters we didn't have the time. It was absolutely brilliant watching the finishers and the general atmosphere was great for those of us who weren't running...
It seemed virtually everybody had a good race and with the spectators enjoying the weather I'm told the beer tent ran out of beer and the kitchen out of food before everybody went home.
We hope to have more photos & race report on the Brathay website tomorrow.
I just looked at the list of forum runners and there are several names I recognise from when I was a regular visitor to these forums! (hi Vrap & CumbriaAndy) I work at Brathay and so will be there tomorrow along with pretty much every other member of staff to help the day go smoothly. The 'stone facing the lake' is actually the John Adair Thinking stone and is easy to spot from the front of the building facing the lake. I'll see if I can help with the signage tomorrow.
Did you know a world record was broken here yesterday when the 10 in 10 marathon runners ran their 8th around the lake? It's been brilliant watching them set off and come in - some very late in the day, and what an achievement.
Best of luck folks! I'll be cheering at the start and finish line.
Can't keep up with posting at the moment as am mega busy with work and play:). Just quickly:
- congrats on your pregnancy Minks, lovely news!
- commiserations on injury/ops etc BR, LizzyB (will email you soon!)
- GOOD LUCK ironmaidens, debbo, melissa, mellifera and also Monique.
Hello to everyone else!
Highlight for me recently was supporting leg 3 Dunmail to Wasdale of Bob Graham round last Sat - another forumite, and he did it in 23.19 so that was a fab event to be part of supporting. Other than that, running for pleasure and climbing as much as possible in this lovely weather. Feeling fit and happy!
What: 45 mins on the scar. Why: back too late from work to make club session. Last hard: Leg 3 BG round on Sat, 17 miles, 7500 ft ascent. last rest: Mon
A lot of my climbing mates have tattoos and I actually think they can be rather sexy if not overdone. Thought of having one myself but scared of the pain and feeling a bit too old to have one without giving off 'trying too hard to be cool' message.
Scooby, good on your son. It's pretty narrowminded and oldfashioned to judge your son by appearances. I've learned that as you get older you can express your individuality through behaviour, approach and responses to life situations & people rather than simply look & image. But would never had had the self awareness and confidence as a teenager to see that.
Wow, what a day for us and massive congrats again to you Andy! We really enjoyed being part of your event and learnt lots about how the support needs to work. Absolutely cracking day out for us, and even had a mad idea of coming back to Keswick for the finish but in fact collapsed in bed early sat evening after all that sunshine so can hardly imagine what it must have felt like for you after the whole round! I must say, the mother in me was a bit worried about you coping with heat like that which makes it even more of a phenomenal achievement. Good fun meeting the rest of your support too.
Monique - don't bank on me making an attempt though have to say I feel more inspired now, and jake definitely wants to have a go. Great how the forum support comes into its own. Can't see why you wouldn't do it too come to think of it!
Look forward to detailed report andy, rest those legs well.