Richard Sansbury has planned four weekly street events within Taunton. You can run the course any time you like during its allotted week. Download a copy of the map & the free app onto a smartphone, then read these notes - and you're ready to go.
Situated in the north west of the Lake District the course area was steep working forest with surrounding areas of open fell. Weather was significantly better than earlier days so much so that waterproof hooded jackets were not required!
Angle Tarn Pikes
Day 2 was under threat - event organisers warned of a possible cancellation due to the unexpectedly heavy rainfall and potential for flooded fields for car parking. Fortunately, the event went ahead and competitors enjoyed much improved weather from Day 1.
After weeks of dry weather it was “waterproofs must be worn/carried by all runners” today. Despite the weather outlook QO entrants were keen to leave the flat fields of Grasmere to tackle the 2.3 km walk (400m of ascent) to the start.
Besides being good at football, our Gallic neighbours can also put on a mean O festival. Just a fortnight ahead of the Lakes 5 Days, Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych enjoyed O France 2018 in Moselle and threw in some cycling and climbing for good measure.
The last relay of the summer series was at the landscaped grounds of Killerton House NT, where QO provided three of the 10 teams competing.
Far and wide
Several members have been testing themselves further afield. Andy Rimes and Rosie Wych at O France, Adele Appleby at the World Masters in Denmark, Andrew Page in Ypres, Belgium and John Abbott in a variety of mountain marathons.
This summer's festival
A couple dozen of us are making the trip....
Start times have now been published on Fabian 4.
QO finished 3rd in the series behind Wessex OC and Sarum OC. There were seven relays held throughout the South West on anything from landscaped school grounds to open moors...