Thursday 27 December 2012

Sunrise Sunset Marathon 27 Dec

The tide came in

It wasn't actually so dark

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 The Sunrise Sunset challenge organised by Denzil and Lucy and the crew. A good Christmas catch up with some friendly faces!

First of all post race food was GREAT! That went down a treat, some soup and chili mince on a spud. I have another finisher medal and pint glass to my collection! The route is the same as last years race which I did a blog on too. Nothing too eventful, I had decided to go for the marathon option rather than running all day and rolled in around 3.25 ish pretty slow going but left myself fresh to get straight back into some quality training the following day. December was quite a heavy month in terms of miles run, Christmas week mounted up a bit with 65km a 40km and 42km and normal days (20k ish) between. Ready for some faster shorter distances to kick off 2013

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Saturday 22 December 2012

Tour de Hellvellyn Dec

Tour de Hellvellyn 
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 ;)