WHAT’S THE WORST NAVIGATIONAL ERROR YOU’VE MADE WHILE RUNNING?
‘Am I the only person who once got lost running along a canal?’ – Lou Drinkald ‘Found myself running third in a triathlon – when I accidentally joined the race. The crowd was confused when I went straight and the real racers turned.’ – Steve Orton ‘Tail running at Coppett Hill fell race. Got left behind, got lost and ended up jumping in the River Wye to get to the other side to meet my husband. A nice man in a canoe held my phone while I swam across.’ – Jane van Soest-smith ‘Cappadocia Ultra Trail. Took a wrong turn with less than a mile to go. Got really lost and ended up with a DNF at mile 80 of a 74-mile ultra.’ – Lee Shannon ‘Running up a road on GPS that wasn’t a road – and straight into a paintball game that was just starting.’ – Stephen Birkett ‘Dark Skies Marathon 2016. The organiser said no-one had ever got lost: all you need to do is keep the biggest man-made lake in Europe on your right. I got lost.’ – George Stainsby