19th – 22nd January 2018
The 3rd weekend in January has seen me organise a Winter Running Weekend in the Lake District. This is the best time to go for an escape as it is officially the quietest weekend of the year for them up there. Many shops and pubs go through a refit but we were not up there for all that. We wanted to get out in to the mountains and go play in the snow! So, this year’s choice of accommodation was the Thorney How Bunkhouse in Grasmere.
11 intrepid ‘Chasers’ (Members of Clapham Chasers, my running Club down South) headed up on what was a glorious fab weekend. It had snowed all week but not been cold enough for it to freeze yet not be warm enough for it to melt away. That with it being a windless Saturday made for perfect running conditions and a very memorable weekend. We covered 15 miles on the Saturday, taking in the Fairfield Horseshoe and afterwards returning to Grasmere from Ambleside via the coffin route. Great fun was had by all and I hope to put on more weekends in the future full of Adventure.