Last of the Summer Wine 2021

Aug 24th so it should be a nice sunny night for a run but it was rather overcast.
No word from our weather guru so I decided to put my rain gear on and hedge my bets just in case.
It was a very good turnout at Marstons and after a brief chat from Richard our leader it was 7pm and we were on our way - turn left out of Marstons, navigate two lots of roadworks, then turn right towards Anslow, Tutbury, Hatton, Sudbury, Doveridge and various backroads most of which I’d knowledge of but some were new to me.
Just around 8pm and the light was now starting to fade as we returned in the direction of Longford turning right into Long Lane towards Hatton. At the main ‘T’ junction we turned left towards Hilton then taking the right turn via Marstons fields back to Rolleston, turning right by the Spread Eagle pub and right again into Anslow Lane - across Tutbury Rd, up Longhedge Lane, turning right into Beamhill Rd to Anslow then left into Hopley Rd, left again onto Henhurst Hill and back to Marstons via the same two sets of roadworks.
Unfortunately, for various reasons, when we got to Marstons club for the chip butties there were a few latecomers and one no show due to battery failure.
Thanks to Brian for organising the night and Richard for leading the run which turned out to be a very enjoyable dry night and the catering staff for the food back at Marstons. John Earp

Three photographs from John Earp

A map of Richard's route below.  Distance 34.6 miles - Time 1 hr - 20 min.  Thanks to John Earp for this report and photographs. Eddy

Last of Summer Wine Map

More photographs from Brian Slack