Sunday, 14 October 2012

Langdale Horseshoe fell race – 13 October

Starting and finishing in glorious weather with a shower or two in between and wet, greasy conditions underfoot throughout. The race started after a minute’s silence and a round of warm applause in memory of Darren Holloway who died so tragically last weekend (my own tribute, almost entirely in Daz’s own words  is here). Before the first shower of rain I took too many photographs before realising how much time this was costing. After that I had the best run I have had for a while – I didn’t finish with a great time but my knee was fine apart from the occasional twinge and I felt better than I have for a good while.

 

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20121013_002_langdale-3Happier than at last year’s Ennerdale (here and scroll down)

 

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20121013_023_langdale-108Happier still

 

Pauline’s photos are here, on her blog.

 

Huge thanks to Race Organiser Roger Bell, the checkpoint marshals and everyone else involved for another great day’s racing in Great Langdale.

5 comments:

  1. Great photographs from a fantastic day. Thanks for taking the time to record it.

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  2. Great pictures Ian. I'm the Ashbourne runner who spoke to you about your blog, and now I'm on it, twice! Unfortunately my wife has now seen me walking, twice.... Glad you had a good day, so did I.

    Dave Patrick

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  3. Great pictures Ian. I am the Ashbourne runner who spoke to you about your blog, and now I'm on it....twice! Unfortunately my wife has now seen me walking, twice.... Glad you had a good day, so did I.

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  4. Hi Ian, managed to catch you near the finish,feel free to use them if you wish.Oh and did you see that lad fall managed to catch that as well.Shame i missed everyone going out though. www.fellrunner.net

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    1. Thanks, just had a look. Missed the lad falling, you did well to capture him. Good to meet you on Saturday.

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