The marked areas are limited but make life much easier where they are in place. Apart from the detour which cost maybe 10mins I had a good run, fuelled by the new race superfood, Tesco’s rich fruit Christmas Pudding laced with brandy & rum, expiry date 2002, and custard.
There were only 16 runners, down from 50 last year, the first runing after a long break. A great shame as it’s an interesting and testing race over 11.23 miles, and a shame for the organisers too. Though there’s not a lot of ascent the ground is quite difficult, and some navigation is essential. The final clamber up the Cannon bank is an evil test, but finally sitting in the sunshine in front of Muncaster Castle and its lovely gardens was a treat. Because of the low numbers there were prizes for all. 1st (and only) V60 for me!
50k OS map (opens in new window). Race website here.