Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Travelling Home and a “Bob Graham” or Three – 01 June

We made the long road south a little longer with a lunch stop at Prestwick on the Costa Clyde and couldn’t have a better day for it. All the fun of the fair on the promenade, kids playing on the beach and a surprisingly good lunch in a high street cafe.

whitweek-829-Edit-10 “Elvis” and a fairly unappreciative audience

– ironic that the only place Elvis set foot in the UK was at Prestwick Airport, about 2 miles along the beach from here.

whitweek-840-Edit-11The beach

The rest of the afternoon was spent driving south and reading text message updates on the contenders’ progress. The trick was going to be to try to see the first somewhere between Honister and Keswick, meet the second at Honister to run the last leg and finally to see the third, probably in Keswick. In fact, Steve Angus ran fast enough for us to see him finish in Keswick before heading to Honister.

 

whitweek-844-Edit-12Steve (with Scamp) and some of his support crew running up to The Moot Hall

whitweek-845-Edit-1319:43 – well done, Steve!

Now off to Honister to meet Jim Trueman (Pennine) who set off early on Saturday morning with Dominic Oughton. Dom retired at Wasdale with muscle spasms in his back and legs while they were both going strongly and ahead of schedule. Jim was still going strongly and ahead of schedule when we left Honister with Helen who had come from Wasdale with him. I guessed taking photos wasn’t on his schedule but I managed to grab a few on my phone as we climbed out of Honister.

 

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Still well ahead of schedule at the start of the road section where Dom joined us for the run in to The Moot Hall, Jim finished in about 22 hours but I can’t remember his actual time.

 

whitweek-34-Edit-17Jim (on the left) with Dom contemplating the last 22 hours or so. Well done, Jim

The final contender, Tim Roe, left Keswick at the same time as Jim & Dom and was about 20 minutes behind them at Honister. We managed to miss Tim’s arrival but were able to see him not long afterwards.

whitweek-856-Edit-11Tim with some of his support crew

whitweek-855-Edit-10Well done, Tim!

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