Trail Running (UK) - - Kit Bag -

I de­cided to run the Keswick 14k, which is part of the Lake­land Trails race se­ries, com­plete with its stun­ning scenery and a well-placed lake­side camp­site. If you haven’t done it, let me tell you it’s well worth it. At the high­est point, the climb and view are sim­i­larly breath­less. On the short sec­tion of flat at the top my shoes were still squelch­ing, a re­minder of the wa­ter from the bot­tom­less bog that spilt over the tops of my shoes and tried to suck them from my feet. The run to the fin­ish was down the pop­u­lar route used to climb Skid­daw from the park. Very steep, it sapped any re­main­ing strength from my legs but I was pleased to pass a few peo­ple and was wel­comed down the fin­ish­ers’ gantry. And even bet­ter, it also helped me hit Run1000Miles for 2018!

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