Monday, October 29, 2012
So yesterday morning Vicki and I ran the couple of miles down to Stokes farm, and I thought that I would just do the one lap as I knew I had to run home again afterwards. It is a nice course, with a couple of slight hills (I use the word hill in the sothern sense of the word) but it was pretty muddy in places.There were only about 20 runners in my event and I got round in just over 17 mins to finish 4th overall and first Vet 60. As I said, I am not sure it really classifies as a race but I will claim it.
I am coming to Bolton this week, driving up on Thursday afternoon. If I arrive in time I willl UTUP but if not I will be there on Saturday.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I've finally got my hands on the trophy I won this time last year for having the most points in the Horwich RMI Road Championship. Having given up hope of ever receiving it, it was hand delivered by the chairman of the club himself. I'm chuffed to bits - it's huge and (the best bit) it's got my name on it! Apparently someone had been hassling the chairman in recent weeks and he couldn't take any more - so many thanks JtE.
Despite being a trophy winner I still think Tour de Scafell is way out of my league - though I'm not sure how many of the other intended participants meet the criteria of being "mature, responsible, have good navigational skills and be able to look after themselves."TF being the exception of course!
Glad to see everyone making the most of the gorgeous autumnal weather and fab photos to make you feel as if you'd been there ( and jealous that you hadn't).
Off to have another hold of my trophy now....
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Clocks back tomorrow then its maybe a track session followed by a day off work on a 16 mile LDWA walk over Pendle on Wednesday. As it will be Hallowe'en, I shall have to be on the look out for witches.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The morning after the night before with more here
Yewbarrow, Great Gable
…and a couple with lingmell and that sky!
the path along Greendale Gill
Joss leads the way
Tribute to the Queen Mother
Enjoying the day
Shooting the breeze!
Great day on t’fells with a bit of a write up in the usual place
The Broken Tooth from Dore Head with the path up to Stirrup Crag to the right
Lingmell emerging from the cloud
Red Pike summit in the distance
Gable wreathed in cloud from Red Pike
Scafell from Red Pike
Monica with Don Talbot JNC completer No. 1
Monica and Colin – still looking forward to a bit of meeting and greeting
Thursday, October 25, 2012
However, Colin himself has proposed, and I, on all your behalves, have accepted that in future he be referred to as TS. This will, in the fullness (pun) of time stand for "The Shadow". If you tempt him with alcohol (this will delay the transition) he may tell you to what it currently refers.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This is a 25k race from Wasdale Head, taking in Esk Hause and The Woolpack in Eskdale returning via the Burnmoor Corpse Road. It's on Saturday 24th November. Further details from Richard@carolclimb.co.uk. Start any time between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.
I'm keen to do it, but not keen enough to travel up on my own. Any takers?
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wonderful, atmospheric conditions on the fells for this one more details here.
Great Langdale under a thick blanket of cloud
Looking back to the race start from the path up to Pike o’Blisco
The path up to Pike o’ Blisco
Beginning to emerge
Skiddaw in the far distance
Looking back along the race route back to Pike o’Blisco
Approaching Crinkle Crags
Walkers on the Crinkles
Mark (Lostock) joins the queue on the Bad Step
Views down from the Crinkles
Heading down the Band
Looking forward to seeing some of you this weekend at the Joss Naylor dinner