Saturday 7th September – Derwentwater Trail Run 10km

derwentwatertrail_joannaReport from OAC’s Joanna Hobson:

I took part in the Derwentwater Trail Run 10km, part of the Lakeland Trails Series.

Following torrential rain on the Friday and showers all morning on Saturday I was expecting a very soggy run but the sun came out for the duration of the race and wonderful views were captured from Latrigg.

The race started and finished in Fitz Park and then proceeds along footpaths and bridlepaths taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells.

Th race was won by Phil Winskill (Keswick A.C.) in a time of 33.57 and the first lady was Suzanne Toppin in 43.48.

I finished in 109th place in a time of 55.53.

In the afternoon I met up with Jackie and Andy Ackroyd who had taken part in the more challenging 15k race, taking in the infamous Glendereterra bogs – my challenge for next year???. That race was won by Russell Maddams (Keswick A.C.) in 56.57 and Andy finished 121st (80.50) and Jackie 164th (85.26).

Results of the 10km race here.

Results of the 15km race here.

  1. #1 by Laura Hind on September 9, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    Looks beautiful Jo! Well done on your time. Hope you had a much earned drink afterwards!

  2. #2 by Tamara on September 9, 2013 - 10:32 pm

    Well done! And a good choice of race; very picturesque.

  3. #3 by Hannah Mallinson on September 10, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    Brill time, you really are running great at the mo.

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