Monday, 21 March 2011

4 Passes – March 19

A long lost classic event revived with style by Morecambe Bay & Bowland LDWA Group. With no mass start, no time keeping and no places recorded this is about as non-competitive as fell running gets – it is actually a “Challenge Walk” that welcomes runners.

Four Passes 015Low key start in Borrowdale

Four Passes 017Some wander off into the sunshine as others conclude conversations

Four Passes 025Borrowdale

Four Passes 040Wasdale Head

Four Passes 046Huw running into Wasdale from Sty Head Pass

Four Passes 065Black Sail YH in Ennerdale between Black Sail Pass and Scarth Gap

Four Passes 082Gatesgarth farm with Buttermere beyond

Four Passes 099Borrowdale


Four Passes 102Cup of tea at the finish

Pauline and I ran round in about five and half hours, thoroughly enjoying the day and delighted that this classic event has been revived. These photos and more can be seen, in a slideshow if you wish, on my Lake District blog.


  1. Good to see you and Pauline on Saturday. Lovely photos Ian!

  2. love your pictures ... great views, Ian

  3. Thanks both. Good to see you again and meet Stef although I think we may have met before, on a BG attempt you are probably trying to forget.

  4. I think you're correct on both accounts Ian! ;-)

  5. ian
    great to see the shots of the running it when my injury settles..this has given me the motivation to get better quicker

  6. yup, definitely one for the calendar next year! thanks for sharing :)