Rocket Rod's Ramblings - Part 7

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15 Apr

I hope you had a fantastic Easter, and are enjoying the sunshine now it's making an appearance.

In the past, before my retirement, the Langdale Running Club (Hon President Dr Ron Hill MBE) used to stage a 10KM road race and fun run in the valley, named The St George's Day 10KM. It was held as close as possible to 23rd April, St George's Day, and incorporated an Easter egg fun run as close as possible to Easter. Both were popular events, ideal for the early running season. Hopefully, it will be possible to revive one or both events!

The Easter egg fun run was held in Chapel Stile, usually at BaysBrown campsite, and all local children were invited to take part. Every child would receive a large Easter egg for finishing the race, and since my wife Dorothy was so soft, she'd let them have an extra egg if they did another lap of the course!

It wasn't meant to be a race (the emphasis on FUN run), but being a competitive bunch there was often a bit of pushing and shoving to get to the finish line first.

One year, I heard that two lads were having a heated debate about who crossed the finish line first and somehow one of them ended up in the beck!

It struck me, speaking of years gone by, that the Ambleside Athletic Club used to specialise in fell running more than road running, but I feel that nowadays it encompasses both equally successfully - long may it continue!

That's all for now.

Rocket Rod.