A great way to spend the last Saturday before Xmas!! The previous 2 years have seen some pretty cool snowy conditions, this year it rained. We did get a bit of a dry spell for an hour or so but on the whole was a bit damp. The course has a bit of climbing in and takes in some cool views and plenty of good trails.
The route starts at Askham and runs around Helvellyn, predominately on trails and bridleways, but climbing to a height of nearly 600m, and a distance of around 38miles
Here are a few piccies of the route and also a bit of a description on the map photos. I had a nice steady day out no crazy paces just enjoyed the day. Great to see lots of friendly faces! The post race soup was brilliant too!
|Between Howtown and Patterdale|
|Heading to sticks pass beyond Glenridding|
|A bit of snow high up but nothing much on our route.|
|Looking into Patterdale|
|Timing dibbers, you swipe these on the electronic boxes placed at checkpoints.|
|These poor excuses for socks were on their first day out. Both got holes in ! Wrapping them up in a nice jiffy bag and post back to the manufacturer, mud and all, that will brighten someones day ;)|