Bassetlaw Bash – 21 April 2013
Another LDWA event. Unlike London Marathon (same day), this event had no spectators, no bunting, no bands, no marshals, no route markings, no chip timing, no female elite/wheelchair crashes, no Mo Farrah. What it did have was cheap entry (only £10), 50 runners, 3 checkpoints with refreshments (cake, rolls and squash), 27 miles of canal towpaths, undulating fields, lanes and tracks, a few stiles, plenty of kissing gates, decent views, great weather and very well written instructions. There was a map at registration, but it was altered so many times during the 1/2 hour before the start that it was quite confusing –apparently the map guy forgot his left from right, Doh! Going underfoot was good where it was grass and fields. Temperature was 5°C at the start, warming to 12°C in the hazy sunshine, breezy in places. Pie and peas at the end was fantastic, well worth doing 27 miles for. Tender steak, nice pie crust, mushy peas, beautiful gravy. Mmmmmmm!!!!
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