Sunday, 29 June 2014

Tony’s Bob Graham Round – 28th June

The Bob Graham Round is still the ultimate Lakeland challenge and every fellrunner would love to complete it.  Yesterday Tony Marlow became a member of that exclusive club by visiting 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District, climbing 27,000ft – and let’s not forget the same amount of descent, running over 66 miles.  A privilege to be part of the support team.  So here it is from the road crossings.  Full set of pics here Smile

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Early morning sunshine on Helm Crag – from this angle you can see why one of its names is the Howitzer!

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Dunmail Raise

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Here comes Tony with Mike Ernhill one of the supporters on Leg 1

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The voice of experience from Bowland at the first checkpoint – with head honcho on support Mark standing by

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Taking over on support Andy and Albert get ready

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They’re off up Steel Fell with Martin’s Joss Naylor Traverse Crew just ahead

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Onto Wasdale Head where Josie looks for Tony’s arrival – with Lewis, top member of the support crew

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I think he’s been spotted

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The man is here – followed closely by Steve and Albert

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It’s an anxious time for Heather whose organisational skills were never found wanting

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Daughter Amie lends a hand too – it’s a family affair Smile

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Josie’s keen to get going on the next leg, while Andy’s ready for a rest before completing a second leg later

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They’re off – Josie, Steve and Mark charged with delivering the goods to Honister Slate

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Meanwhile road support drive to Honister having partaken of light refreshments in Gosforth! – Fleetwith Pike

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… and again from the slate mine at Honister

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Evening at the always photogenic Honister

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Fleetwith Pike from Honister slate mine

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Not only were there a few BG attempts on, but a Ten Peaks Challenge was also going on – these two where ‘having a moment’ before the climb up to Dale Head

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We’re all ready for the package!  Choices, choices – which  shoes to wear Smile

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The food of the gods for any BR aspirant!

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Say no more

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Newlands

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Newlands Church

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… and finally!   The Moot Hall Keswick in 23:38 hours – Congratulations Tony Smile

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Keith’s Last Graham and Corbett – Monday 26th May

A few nights at Craigallan before setting off for Barra on the President’s meet.

A pretty dreich day but a celebratory one nevertheless.  Since his retirement Keith has been a man on a mission to complete his round of Grahams and Corbetts and this he did today.  Great to accompany him on visiting Beinn Damhain and Meall an Fhudsir and to take him out for a slap up dinner later to celebrate Smile

 

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The last Graham Beinn Damhain – Keith with his pals

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Final Corbett – job done

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Not exactly summery but who cares with views like this Smile

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Heading back down the road through Glen Coe

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and later…   Loch Linnhe

Tuesday, 17 June 2014