Braving the gale force winds and downpours of the typical British Summer, Wigan Harriers will be heading to Grasmere in force this afternoon ahead of the Grasmere Gallop 10k on Saturday. A strong turnout of Harriers will be contesting this iconic Lake District trail race around the shores of Grasmere and Rydale lakes.
Dave Waddington has completed his Harriers Handicap calculations to add a bit of spice to proceedings. A proper club smackdown is expected to take place depsite pre-race protestations of various dubious injuries, (elephantitus of the foot? recovering from multiple stitches? being a bit tired?). Bragging rights for the remainder of the weekend are at stake!
The hotels and hostelries of Ambleside are set to benefit later that night as the Harriers re-hydrate. The ultimate test of endurance will take place on Sunday morning as we discover how far and how fast you can run on the fells after an evening of fine foods and Cumbrian Ales!
Full race reports to follow!
Good luck Wigan Harriers!