Monday, 11 September 2017

Lake District Mountain Trial - 10 September

Starting from Gatesgarth Farm in Buttermere the 2017 Mountain Trial was always going to be a difficult day. The forecast foul weather arrived as forecast and after about 3 hours and 2 check points I found myself unable to move fast enough to keep warm. The driving rain and gale force winds were forecast to get worse in the afternoon and I decided I had had enough and retired. Even in good conditions I would have had to work very hard to get round the Medium Course, ahead of the cut off times, but in these conditions I didn't really have any chance.

A little over an hour after I retired both the Classic and Medium courses were abandoned because of the deteriorating weather.

High Stile
Buttermere II
Approaching Registration (i)
Approaching Registration (ii)

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