Sunday, 22 April 2012

Teenager With Altitude – 21 April

Overnight on Friday night in Borrowdale and a short drive round to Stair for the third Teenager With Altitude fell race. 16 miles and 7000 feet of climbing is fair day out in my book but I feared my interrupted winter training might be found out by it and it was. About 3 minutes slower than last year when conditions were poor and I got lost but 2 minutes inside my, fairly generous, target time time of 4 and a half hours.

Borrowdale-101-2Brandlehow Point on the near shore of Derwent Water from below Catbells

Borrowdale-106-3Bowland runners and marshals relaxing before the start

Borrowdale-100-4On the start line looking up to Causey Pike and the first check point

Borrowdale-104-5Nearly ready for the off

Borrowdale-105-6Pretty relaxed Andy Walmsley seems ready

Borrowdale-107-7Hindscarth and Robinson from Causey Pike

Borrowdale-110-8Looking back to Causey Pike and Outerside

Borrowdale-113-9Rannerdale Knott with Crummock Water beyond

Borrowdale-115-10Runners between High Snock Rigg and the climb to Robinson summit with the Buttermere fells beyond

Borrowdale-107-11The results – post first in the traditional way

Borrowdale-110-12Perhaps the best part – Free Beer

Borrowdale-120-13Derwent Water with Blencathra beyond

Borrowdale-119-15Laal Bri’s Seat – Scafell Hotel



  1. You deserved that pint !

    1. Thanks - it was probably more fun than marshalling, I think.

  2. Poor Andy he doesn't know what's coming

    1. He found out though, he knew all about it by Newlands Hause :~)