David Lydall was also out and about on Sunday and sends this report:
It was last minute decision to enter the Derwent Reservoir Run. Three options were listed in the Claremont diary for Sunday 20 May – the Pier to Pier, the Cheviot Bomber trail race, or the Derwent Reservoir trail races. The Pier to Pier was sold out, the Bomber seemed too hard and so I chose Derwent Reservoir.
At Derwent, two races had been organised to benefit Wateraid, the first was a 5k and the second a 7 miler. The 7 miles was a “double out and back”. This meant out 1.5 miles in one direction along the edge of the water then back to the start, then out 2 miles in the other direction and back. The weather was more or less perfect, it was breezy and not too warm. The race was very well organised with almost as many marshals as runners along with water, mars bars and t shirts. I finished at 50:24 and 11th out of 74.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable run, on a very nice day at a beautiful place I’d never visited before. Definitely worth considering next year.