#coasttocoastrun Day 3 Rosthwaite to Grasmere

The youth hostel had a late cancellation so I was able to have a bed in the hostel. Great! No packing up a wet tent or a night in a storm.

I set of 8:45 am in sunshine and the fine weather continued for the whole route.

The rise out of Borrowdale was a delight to do. I only packed a litre of water as I knew there would be many mountain streams to drink from on the way, and there were, cool and refreshing.

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Sadly as had just got over the top and had navigated many stretches of bog, I was going along a path littered with boulders when I turned my ankle. It was the very sort of injury I had been trying to avoid all along, aware of the problems of running along that terrain. It was not a complete sprain but it hurt for the remainder off the run and I could not see how I could safety get over the next section to Patterdale running alone.

I arrived in Grasmere at lunch time. For a birthday treat for one of my daughters she had decided that she and my wife would drive over with a picnic to meet up with me before I ran off.

As I waited for my family to arrive, while I drank tea and ate a slice off apple pie at a cafe, I came to my decision. I decided to return home with them and complete it another time.

I have been asked about my kit so I will do a post about it soon.

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