May 13 04
Being a glutton for punishment, Anna decided that today she would enter the Coniston Fell race; 14kms, with 1065m of ascent. “It’s just a short one” I heard her mention in the van on the way down to Coniston, a round Wetherlam, Swirl How and The Old Man of Coniston. Lucky for me, it’s an area we don’t often get to, so I knew that once the race had started there would be a lot of coffee shops to scope out. Also being in the S Lakes, we noticed a lot of different club vests on show, from the Peak and North Lancashire.
The conditions weren’t as good as the weatherman had promised with thick cloud on the summits, but Anna emerged in a good time, with only a few cuts and bruises from falling on the descent.
So our journey to the south Lakes was deemed a success, with Anna beating her target time of 2 hours by a full 3 minutes. I couldn’t find a decent cake shop though, and now I’ve been left with the washing up………. oh well , that’s what support is all about!
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