Posted: 25/07/2016 at 12:04
Well done LG. Hope T Rex didn't get lost with the added distance.....From what I gather, it was tougher than I thought so congratulations for finishing.
One of the senior ladies in my club won her category, FV65 6:45. She said the weather on Snowdon wasn't the best. She'd also mentioned the course length being 2ish miles more than marathon.
It never ceases to amaze me what I see people wandering around on ' Tourist ' mountains wearing. Not the worst but the most surprising was a Japanese girl in a large group looking like she'd come straight from a night out in very warm climes complete with 6" heels. That was on Striding Edge......
Just park run on Saturday (Felt hard, took lots out of me) and 11m off road in the Peak Sunday, (Felt hard, took lots out of me.....).
On my long run came across a fell race. Didn't realise it at first. Came across a gate that was open with sheep in the field and no-one in sight. The gate is the end of a 1/4m track that leads straight to an A road. I closed it as it really shouldn't be open, though the chances of sheep leaving their field are pretty remote without a good reason.
A few hundred metres later (Which is when the runners passed me from the direction of the track to the road) I saw a marshall. I mentioned to him that someone had left the gate open and I had to shout to another runner to close it to prevent sheep straying to the road. The Marshalls response? Might as well leave it open, it will only slow them down if they have to open it. Well that's alright then. I'm sure the farmer who loses sheep, or the person who hits a sheep with their car will understand that...... Had to run off before I said that and various other things I may regret. Emailed the organisers suggesting if they do it again, an arrow on the corner (Can be seen from the gate) and someone standing by the gate if they want to leave it open would be a better solution. Just hoped that the marshall would at least keep an eye on the gate to ensure sheep didn't check if the grass was greener.
Don't think I was jumping the gun. The information I had:
I had come down the track from the road. No-on else on the track, no vehicles.
When I got to the gate there were sheep in the field. The runners came to it from another track. There was no visibility of farmer or vehicles at the gate or in the field.