Posts From April, 2020

Llanbedr to Blaenavon Race, 2004

Added here for posterity, after I rediscovered it on Westies' site: Where were you Chris Upson? You said you’d be here! Knowing how much you like a sound thrashing, I ignored my pulled hamstring and cracked rib (yes the price of Pen Cerrig Calch), and entered Llanbedr to Blaenavon (15m,... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2003: St Johns in the Vale

Damon sent me this write-up, which I am posting here for posterity. I expect it is on the Westerlands CCC website too, but I couldn't find it. Runner, Why do you Run? This was the title of a Boat-Race write-up exquisitely crafted by Chris Menhennet a few years back. It's a question that occurred to me several times over the first weekend... read more

Erskine Bridge Cross, 28 April 2001

A report from the Westerlands CCC website, possibly by Dave Calder, re-posted here for posterity. I think this was my first "long run" (apart from crazily running the Canterbury Marathon as a 16-year old schoolboy!) after starting to do a bit of fell running in 2000. Five hardy souls braved balmy sunshine and a gentle breeze on Saturday April ... read more

The Belfast Marathon - a good walk soiled

A report by Damon Rodwell, dating from May 2001, re-posted here for posterity. This was my first marathon (discounting the one I did a few days after my 16th birthday in Canterbury!). Mark my words – that Crispin lad will go places. [Wales wasn’t quite what I had in mind when I wrote this!] I somehow managed to talk him into accompanying... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2005: Ennerdale

A brief write-up by Chris Upson, re-posted here for posterity. I joined Crispin as a last minute replacement for Damon Rodwell in the Scafell Class. We failed to match Damon and Crispin’s usual high standard of finishing 2nd, but managed a 3rd place despite a few dithery moments trying to find checkpoints. The 4th team very nearly caught us... read more

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2004: Coniston

An account by Damon Rodwell, copied here for posterity from A strange feeling of deja vu surrounded this year’s Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon, based around Coniston on July 3rd and 4th. Once again, Crispin and I had teamed up at the last minute (the Friday afternoon!).... read more