Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Mark Jackson BGR Leg 3 – 05 June

If part of the title seems hauntingly familiar, it probably should do – the last time I was at Dunmail was waiting for Mark Smith to start Leg 3 of a clockwise Bob Graham Round was around 6 months ago at 04:30 on a very cold, dark morning (Mark Smith's Winter BGR). This time, with Mark Jackson, it is a warm sunny morning and keeping cool rather than keeping warm will be an issue.

MS BGR - 001Albert and some of the road crew waiting on Mark 

MS BGR - 002 The sun is going to come over Seat Sandal before Mark

MS BGR - 003 Hearty breakfast and a change of shoes for Mark

MS BGR - 004 Mark (in white) with two pacers approaching Steel Fell

MS BGR - 006 From High Raise with Great Gable in the distance

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On Sergeant Man, still enjoying himself and with time bite to eat 

 

MS BGR - 008 The ever prominent Pike O’Stickle with Bowfell beyond

MS BGR - 009 Approaching the summit of Pike O’Stickle

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Coffee on Rossett Pike before climbing Bowfell

MS BGR - 011 From the left - Sca Fell, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag

MS BGR - 013From Scafell Pike – Great Gable with its own cloud and Grasmoor beyond

MS BGR - 014 Great Gable and its own clouds

MS BGR - 015 Almost up Broad Stand on Sca Fell

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Leg 4 appears on the other side of Wasdale

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Wast Water and lower Wasdale

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Running off Sca Fell to the last drop (of Leg 3)

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The Last Drop of Leg 3 – the scree run down into Wasdale

 

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Upper Wasdale with Kirk Fell and its own clouds

 MS BGR - 021 Enjoying the break at Wasdale

Comfortably ahead of his schedule at Wasdale, Mark continued strongly to finish at the Moot Hall in 23:11, having covered about 70 miles and 28,000 feet of ascent and descent, to be eligible for membership of the Bob Graham 24 Hour Club. Welcome to the club, Mark!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a great day, Ian- and very relaxed too.. Top job.

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  2. Wow.My kind of race. Maybe one day when I grow up (and get in the proper shape). The landscape and sights are absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing Ian!

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