Running in the dark is more fun though. I often run in the dark, off road, and I love it, yes it's probably slower but then I'm not a racer.
My favourite run ever was lit by a full moon across a snow covered moor top; even though I had a torch with me, there was enough ambient light to see by and its a memory I cherish. Serene, it was - almost spiritual.
Someone's got to be at the back - and you're still in front of all those folk sat in front of the telly!
Like I said I haven't done a 'race' for quite some time...but I've just done a lovely cold, snowy, sunny, wet and boggy seven miler on the moors with my dog! Marvellous!!!
I lived near portsmuff for a number of years, I seem to recall butser hill as counting as a fell race - and yes, the Isle of Wight is a lot more lumpy than most folk realise!
I don't know wakes very well but I do know there's plenty of fell running there so you've got plenty of races to choose from.
Did any of you here ever post on the FRA forums?