Running blog: how was your weekend running?

More than 1,100 runners gathered in Coniston at the weekend for the Montane Lakeland 100 and 50 – England's premier 50 and 100 mile events.

We arrived in Coniston on Friday just in time to catch the 100-mile competitors lining up at the start line in the evening sun for an emotional live performance of Nessun Dorma. None Shall Sleep was an apt choice given all but the fastest runners had two nights out on the trails ahead of them.

Then it was time for the youngsters – including my eight-year-old, Tom – to take part in the main event – the Lakeland 1. It was great to watch scores of children – from teens to toddlers – streaming down to the lakeside and back to cheers from the big crowd.

Next morning I tackled the Lakeland 50 from Dalemain (near Penrith) to Coniston: a wild and beautiful course but really tough in the heat. The enthusiastic support from the hundreds of people packing the pavements outside Ambleside's pubs was a high point, though – as was the checkpoint with banana and berry smoothies.

So how was your weekend running? Were you racing – maybe at the Bath marathon or the Thunder Run 24-hour race in Derbyshire? As always, share your stories below the line.

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