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Hot stuff for Coniston 14 runners

Posted 11 April 2011
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Hot stuff for Coniston 14 runners
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Those putting on running gear and taking part in the Coniston 14 had to overcome unseasonally warm weather when it took place on Saturday (April 9th).

Covering a distance of 13.875 miles, the run is normally held when it may be cold and windy.

But the Westmorland Gazette noted that for some this was a warm up in more ways than one for the London Marathon next week.

Those using shades and suncream may also have felt the need to re-consider their choice of running shoes, as those with the best ventilation to keep feet cool may have been ideal for such a run.

Starting in Coniston, the route circumnavigated the lake via places such as Torver and Brantwood, the stately home of 19th century educationalist John Ruskin.

Those running the marathon next week may hope London is a bit cooler and those who did not manage to get a place for the event in the capital will be able to enter the ballot for next year from April 26th.