Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bleasdale Circle Fell Race

 

The rain stayed off for the duration of the race and despite the boggy conditions underfoot a good race was had by many, with the winner, Rob Hope, completing the five miles and  12500ft of climbing over Fair Snape and Parlick Fells in 37min 01sec.  Race pics posted elsewhere a few shots of Bleasdale and of Higher Fair Snape Farm where I was marshalling on the day.

 

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Heading along the race route with the summit of Parlick Fell ahead

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Spectators – with our local hill behind – the mast on Winter Hill just about visible on the skyline

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Higher Fair Snape Farm

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Parlick Fell in the distance

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Job done!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Shap Weekend

Wonderful weekend in Shap.  Plenty of water for our run, with the stepping stones over the river proving impassable, improving weather made for some atmospheric conditions.  Steve and Wynne provided excellent hospitality and a good time was had by all.

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Note the footpath sign partly underwater

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Snow on the high fells

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Saturday’s sunset from the back door

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Sunshine for Sunday – looking up Wet Sleddale

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Lime Works

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Kidsty Pike in the distance

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Railway Worker

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The Golf Ball on Great Dunn Fell from the hills above Shap

Saturday, 8 February 2014

The Amble

Or to give it it’s proper title the Anglezarke Amble 24m or 16m over the West Pennine Moors.   I set out definitely to do the short route and as the point of no return was reached I did keep telling myself I’m definitely doing the short route.  A moment of madness and I was running headlong onto the track for the 24m route, it seemed like a good idea at the time!   Anyway good to get the miles in.  Ferocious winds on Darwen Moor and Great Hill summit resulted in my legs literally being blown from under me, exhilarating if a little disconcerting and a bit of walking had to be done at that point.  Ambled round in just over six hours a far cry from my best time of just under five hours, but in these conditions and a lack of winter training I’m good with that Smile

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A cup of tea and slice of toast to see us on our way – Great job by the marshalls

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A few shots from the Hall

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Final Faffing

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Gotcha!

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Last bits of info from the Race Organiser before the start

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First stop – the Pike

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Heading to Winter Hill

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Great conditions, but you can’t see that wind

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Cloud coming in

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Approaching the Checkpoint

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Bit of a shower and the camera went away after this

Friday, 7 February 2014

Winter Hill Run – Sat 1st February

A short outing of nine and a half miles, over Pike, Two Lads, Winter Hill and out to the Bomber Memorial arriving back to Lower Barn just before the weather arrived Smile

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