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Whilst trying to find out information on this years West Cumbrian Run 10 miler, which goes from Cockermouth to Workington, via the villages, and is the memorial race for 2009 floods victim PC Barker, there is nothing, as yet, on its website, other than last years race.
I have emailed them and they've replied it is happening this year, but not in July.
As you know, it's in our club champs this year, and they are pointing to a date in late August or early September.
We have nothing in our champs (fell or road) those weekends (Aug 28th and Sep 4th), so if it happened on either of those two dates, we just need to move it to then.
However, Derwent AC have their own Cockermouth 10 mile race, which heads out to Isel, does a loop around minor country lanes here, then returns to Jennings Brewery the way you came in the first 5k or so. It's hillier than the West Cumbrian Run, but the date of that, provisionally, is 11 Sep, the same day as the Lake District Mountain Trial, which is in our champs.
My worry is the West Cumbrian Run may go ahead on this date (11 Sep), and Derwent AC will cancel their scheduled event...a race I ran last year, and on at least two other occasions, being the only BCR there.
If this happens and 11 Sep IS the date of the West Cumbrian Run 10 miler, we would then have to replace it with another one.
MY SUGGESTION, if, and only if, that's the case, we then could go for the fast Brampton to Carlisle, on Sat, 19th Nov.
It's been a champs counter before, and Hoad Hill Harriers always go there by coach and make a day out of it, to include shopping in Carlisle after.
There is always space left, and I'm sure they wouldn't mind having any of us on board...me, James and Penny being at least three who've used it in the past.
It'll also mean the fare would work out a bit cheaper to.
I'll keep an eye on things re the West Cumbrian Run and update here.