I was so close I was scared.
Took the dog out this morning and this stag was really close to the path so I went back and got my camera and tripod. By the time I'd got back he was even closer to the path and just standing there, this was taken with a 70-300mm lens and I could only just get him in shot.
...at one point he started coming towards me but luckily caught site of someone else along the path and changed his mind.
I've never tried to out run a stag before...