Rodneys Pillar Fell Race 19/6/13

AS 6.3km 290m
Legs still stiff from the long race I completed three days earlier. Slow going up. Felt ok going down until I tweaked my ankle. Agrrrr
No Alastair taking photos this year.
Took this one a couple of days after

Bradda Fell Race 16/6/13

AL 24km 1250m
We, as a family, went to the Isle of man for a few days break. So after a few days of eating and drinking too much, I thought I would enter a 15 mile fell race. When will I ever learn?
lovely route,
  • The race starts and finishes at Bradda Glen GR 193696.Unmanned Punch (1). is at Bradda Tower
  • Continue north on the Raad ny Foillan footpath towards Fleshwick. Descend to the Fleshwick valley (counter check 1) GR 201713.
  • Left towards shore and then climb on the Raad Ny Foillan before branching off to the right at the top of the wall to follow the Carnanes track towards the Sloc, (Counter Check 2) GR 217734.
  • Rejoin the Raad ny Foillan and ascend to the summit of Cronk ny Arrey Laa Unmanned Punch (2), GR 224746.
  • Descend on the easterly track, cross the Eary Cuslin fire track GR 233747 on to Cronk Fedjag and follow the path to the Round Table Cross Roads GR 248759.
  • Cross the Round Table Road and ascend to the summit of South Barrule GR 259759 Unmanned Punch (3).
  • The race retraces on the same route in reverse to unmanned checkpoint (4) on Cronk Ny Iree Laa and then the Sloc (Safety Check 3).
  • From the Sloc continue on the Raad ny Foillan ascending Lhiatee ny Beinee Unmanned Punch(5) GR 212728.
  • Continue on the track and descend back in to the Fleshwick Valley Safety Check (6) GR 201713,
  • Return back to Bradda Glen on the same route following the coastal footpath and via Bradda Tower Unmanned Punch (7). Finish back at Bradda Glen
Dispite rumors of two headed, and three legged, runners on the island, they were all a really friendly bunch, as fell runners usually are.

Does my bumbag look big in this?

Batch Bash Fell Race 29/5/13

AS 4.8km 305m
3rd race out of six which comprise the Shropshire Hill Summer Series.
It is nice to be in the hills but frustrating to still be injured and over weight.
A friend summed it up nicely "injury never seems to go away totally, it just moves around". And that seems to be what is happening to me. Started with a back problem, then piriformis problem, then knee and now ankle. And while this is going on, I can't put as much training in as I want to.

Shuttlingsloe Fell Race 27/5/13

Back to Wildboarclough in Macclesfield for my 6th run of this great little race. It's still probably my favourite short race. Starts at Crag Hall, on one side of the valley, down the field into the woods, over the stream, up the steep incline and out of the woods, then to the top of Shuttlingsloe hill and back again. A good race for the spectators at the hall as they can see most of the race.
I didn't do it in a particularly fast time but I enjoyd it all the same.
Found this unofficial video on utube of the event. I remember seeing the woman with the camcorder. No idea who it was and I hope they don't mind me pinching it. Gives you an idea of what the event is like though.