The weather and conditions were near perfect with fantastic views into the Lakes and across to Scotland and the Isle of Man. These conditions unfortunately brought out huge numbers of ramblers and tourists. I've never seen so many people on Scafell, great care had to be taken on the higher slopes not to skittle someone out of the way!
Due to a gate being left open on the day of the Wasdale race this year and 300 sheep escaping up onto the fells, the farmer of the lower fields will no longer allow us across these fields. This resulted in a long diversion at both the start and finish. Who knows what will happen at next year’s Wasdale English Championship race. No-one will ever know if it was a runner or walker who left the gate open,but the organiser is left with the headache. Great running from Spyke and Judith to take the Jack and Jill trophy away from myself and Hazel.