was interested (and dismayed) to read the bolt in broad stand controversy and it brings me to ask summat I've been curious about since getting into this fell-running lark ...
As a walker, I always stuck pretty religiously to the rule that you stick to the paths or trods to avoid unnecessary erosion around our beloved landscape.
How does that square with fell-running - in that it seems fair game to take almost whatever route you like, whether racing or reccying or training?
This isn't aimed at being provocative by the way, just curious as to the attitude of fell-runners in general re. this. I'd assume the answer is that compared to the millions of walkers, runners cause insignificant damage.
To which a walker's reply might be 'If everyone thought like that ...'?