Not as big a do as last year. Back at Windermere again, and a most pleasant week with family and friends. About 19 of us at the peak. Weather fair to middling. Food – we catered for ourselves – excellent. Company ditto. And the accommodation just as excellent as last year.
walk up a little hill, walk along a very fine lake, play chess with a 6 year old, kick a fairly squashy football, and generally convalesce from a horrible cold before doing the Ambleside Sports BOFRA race again. The Rydal Round, also from Ambleside Sports, was curtailed this year; I think because of the very misty conditions.
My niece’s husband, from Berlin, was somewhat startled by aspects of the race; I think he’s a road runner really, used to flat asphalt. As he was in road shoes I entertained hopes of getting past him on the downhill, but it was not to be. Weather conditions at the Sports were less clement than last year – a fine drizzle throughout. My 4 year old granddaughter managed 3 rosettes and 2 lollies, so was fairly satisfied with that.