Sunday, 16 September 2012

Three Shires fell race – 15 September

The Three Shires fell race means autumn is just around the corner if not here already and, this year, the third race in three weekends. Niggling injuries from last weekend meant a a week of almost complete rest and, I hoped, enough time to recover from last weekend’s Mountain Trial. The closure of the M6 delayed many runners and which caused the start to be delayed by half an hour until 11:30.

20120915_001_3shires-2Car park with the Langdale Pikes in the distance

20120915_002_3shires-102Chilling or stretching before the start

20120915_003_3shires-103Start of the first climb up Wetherlam

20120915_004_3shires-106Further up Wetherlam

20120915_005_3shires-107Wetside Edge with Pike of Blisco beyond (both are on the route, after Wetherlam)

20120915_006_3shires-109Looking back down into Little Langdale

20120915_008_3shires-112About to descend to Blea Tarn

20120915_009_3shires-119Chilling afterwards

20120915_010_3shires-120Rehydrating Smile

20120915_011_3shires-121Lottie wants that pasty

20120915_012_3shires-124Race HQ – The Three Shires Inn

My week of almost complete rest wasn’t enough to to recover enough to get round in a good time but my knee strap did the business – descending was painful (painfully slow, perhaps, but that is different) and only the merest twinge climbing, not enough to blame for my time.

As it is a great race and a great day – huge thanks to the Race Organiser, Selwyn Wright, all the marshals and everyone else who helped make it happen. The results are here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ian - I spoke with u on Saturday at the three Shires and wondered if you could send me the photo u took at Sedbergh of the two dogs watching the presentation - I am Marie ROBSON and my number is 07876135046