Today the weather played fair with sun and blue skies for the Derwent Water 10, a clockwise circuit of Derwent Water. As usual there was a huge turnout, with 500+ competitors, and most of them were sporting club vests (all looking like serious runners). Once again, the support team (me) was critical, not only to hold coats and water before the start, but also to scope out a coffee shop for after the race.
The race started outside Brysons on Main Street, and brought the town to a halt. One or two pedestrians were nearly swept along with the runners and would have found themselves doing a little more exercise than they were ready for.
Aswell as Anna, Sarah, Jo, Karl and Dave had entered, and all managed good times with Sarah leading the group in with a time of about 1:12.
The men’s winner did a time of about 52 minutes and the ladies winner broke the record with a time of about 55:30. With this in mind we retired to a coffee shop to begin bulking up for next year…………….