Arriving at race start for the Sunday version of the Great Langdale 10K there was a definite feeling that we had arrived at a party after most of the guests had gone home. It was the ease with which we were able to park in the feld at the Sticklebarn Tavern. For the December XMAS PUDDING of the event 387 had turned out. This spring weekend on Saturday 270 had run; for our Sunday event only 143. So much so that the organiser may well not decide to run the event on both the Saturday and Sunday next year.
Within minutes of parking it was fairly preditable that most of the prizes would be coming back to our corner of the field where Richard Pattinson, Jo Waites, Evan Cook, Erika Johnson, John Smethurst were assembled. Question was could I join them on the prize list?
Concentrating on maintaining form and effort, a young man in front was annoying me as he jogged
along head swinging from side to side as he admired the spectacular countryside! "Concentrate! I cried. "Just having a good look around , fantastic! He said.....then moved away!