Great Langdale Road races
Published: Monday 16th Apr 2012
Written by: Natalie Barker
Next weekend (21st/22nd April) will see the next installment of the ‘Great langdale Road races‘. The St Georges’ day 10k Race is the first event of the year , followed in September by both the full & half marathon routes then the ‘Christmas Pudding 10k‘ is contested in December. Started in 1988 by ‘Rocket Ron Berry’ with 38 entrants the races have grown over the years to include a large field of highly accomplished athletes whilst retaining the sense of fun and all level participation that they started with. Running in Langdale Valleys is more than simply a sporting event it also gives a unique opportunity to enjoy the landscape of the valley in a very hands on (or should that be ‘feet on’) way. Having spent a lot of time running in Langdale recently (training for ‘Tough Mudder‘ which can be seen in a previous blog post) it really has given me a new sense of appreciation about the beautiful valley I live in.