A map of the route of the Langdale Half Marathon, including an elevation profile.
A map of the route of the Langdale Half Marathon, including an elevation profile.
You can see the map on the event website

In my memories of doing cross-country in school PE, it’s always raining. I’d trudge round the fields, woods and boggy lanes getting progressively wetter and then be one of the last ones to get back and try to get warm in two minutes in the showers.

Thirty years later, I was sitting in my car in a muddy field at Dungeon Ghyll watching rain that was heavier than any of my cross-country memories and wondering just what I was about to do.

A view of Lingmoor Fell in rain taken through a car windscreen.
A view of Lingmoor Fell in rain taken through a car windscreen.
That’s Lingmoor Fell from inside my car.

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Nick Barlow

Many, many things. PhD student at QMUL. Councillor. Ran the 2019 London Marathon for Brain Research UK. @nickjbarlow on Twitter.

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