Sunday, June 30, 2013
Grateful for contenders, relay teams, part participants (do any part) or supporters - folk needed at the res to move kit from one end to the other, about 9:10 onwards.
Recognising that I woud be out of the country for the usual CD date, I had declared that I would be attempting the round yesterday, so I was pleased to find that in addition to YJ, who had already declared his support, to find that t'Y and the ever trepid (my word) SN were at the Top Barn to keep me company.
SN had been assured by NLN that she was up to the task, and so she was.
We cruised up to Noon Hill and at that point split into two groups, YJ and t'Y took the George's Lane route to the Pike, and SN and I took the high level (SJC's) route, getting there in a fine 14 minutes.
WE waited there for the slow group who had at that point scooped up Christa, a relatively new Horwich recruit.
Christa stayed with us until just past the Shooting Hut then turned for home following t'Y's directions (have you got home yet, Christa?). At about that point we met EYJ who declined our invitation to join us, and we proceeded to the res. YJ was running out of steam and turned for home, thank-you John, good to have you thus far.
At Egg Hillock the big decision was whether to follow the established due west route, or to proceed to Shaley Dingle, and then look for the FSSS west by south west route. t'Y assured us he could find the new route and we followed him, eventually homing in on the ridge, less that 100 yards from the ill-defined summit (I'm not convinced).
Then WHT and down to Hordern Stoops to retreive my stash, which we shared out then continued on to Old Adam's Hill, thence Spittlers then to Great Hill to retreive stash no. 2.
At that point I was flagging, but led by t'Y and supported by SN I struggled on through Round Loaf, Healey Nab and thence back to the barn. Three completers, with company along the way from other friends.
Not quite up to the Lakeland rounds, but this is what it''s all about, guys, thank you all.
Enjoy the official outing!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
5 entries in already.
(ps I've wimped out on the Buttermere race due to a bad cold, if feeling a bit better by tomorrow may join up for a trot from smithills res for a look at the new route from Shaly Dingle, had to leave EtU to his own devices last night so hope he found it ok)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
You need to read most of the way down - but unfortunately the writer has about as much idea of what it's about as we have.
Hands up those who knew about this? Bit of a discussion here http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?19713-The-Woolpack-Walk-Challenge
In brief - Start at the Woolpack Inn Eskdale and visit Slight Side, Scafell, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike via Esk Hause, Bow Fell, Crinkles with Long Top as the summit, Hardknott and Harter. Clock wise or Anti Clockwise and a sub 12hr completion gets you a pint of beer and an entry in the log book.
My natural inclination would be Anti Clockwise as that means you climb up from Foxes Tarn, and I'm more familiar with the route from Bow Fell to Slight Side 'cos of the Great Lakes race. Just the thing for a wet bank holiday August weekend!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I'm not sure if this link works, as the sound on my elderly PC has, like much of my my equipment, given up the ghost, please feed back.
Be that as it may, Tom inspired me to resolve to celebrate each midsumer's day with a CD, albeit this year a week late.
So Saturday 29th June is my own Solstice celebration - grateful for company.
read his words!
But don't view his blip for the 23rd!
Hard to believe that Saturday was the 22nd June. The weather conspired against Albert in his JNLC attempt. Great to see all the support out to see him at Kirkstone – more pics here. I’m sure he’ll be back for more
River Eamont from Pooley Bridge
Rob, Albert and Pete
Waiting at Kirkstone
A few familiar faces sheltering from the torrential rain at Kirkstone
Threatening to brighten at Dunmail, shortly before the shelter was nearly blown away!
Arriving at the tower after about 1hr 43, JR suggested an alternate route back which would likely give more protection from the elements. This involved continuing in the direction of Sunnyhurst then heading up Donkey Drop? picking up part of the Tockholes Fell Race route then crossing the road and running through Tockholes Plantation (as shown below) and up to Slipper Lowe then back to the road.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
See you all on Friday.
Might make for a good day out if another car could join in the party. Any takers?
I'm not out this Thursday.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Great day celebrating Ian’s Birthday on Saturday – more at Out & About
Dawn at Kirkstone
Emerging from the gulley off Gable
Leaving the clouds on Gable behind
BG contender on Steeple
Summit of Seatallan
Middle Fell in evening sun
Keith sets up the birthday drinks at Greendale
Down the hatch!
Monday, June 17, 2013
A quality morning on the moors with lots of good deeds, banter looking at the marvelous views and skies and a bit o’running too. I was a bit busy after that – but that’s for another post but just to let you know that Ian got round in 15.57 and we all had a cracking day on the fells. Details of the morning’s outings at Out and About
Friday, June 14, 2013
In response to EtU’s query I would be available any Saturday in July, including the 27th., or any Saturday in August. If people were to similarly post their available dates perhaps someone would make the decision on the information available. I could make the decision early in July if that helps.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Can someone - anyone! - decide when the 2013 group run will be, so that other interested groups (FSS and co, Lostock, Salford(!) and blog readers in general) can be advised of the date.
For info, I will UTUP on Saturday 29th June and then proceed to the top barn to commence an attempt on the full dozen at 9:00 a.m - company welcome.