After last weekends run on the fells it took me 3 days to recover before I could run again, my thighs were like concrete and even walking was a struggle.
On Wednesday evening I parked at Roe head expecting a slow run up to Arthur's Pike, little did I realise that Steve and Sam would be there too, so instead of a slow/steady 1500ft run I ended up running a very fast/tough 10 mile 2600ft battering instead. Steve and Sam have got stronger over the last few weeks and its going to be hard work to get anywhere near them for a while yet, if at all.
Saturday I again parked at Braithwaite and ran on the north western fells.
Grisedale again prooved to be tough but I was pleased to run it all up to the final scrambles. From Grisedale I ran continuesly for the next 2 hours taking in;
Hopegill Head (twice)
|looking back up Hopegill and Grisedale|
|Sail and Eel Crag|
From Causey Pike I ran down to the road at Stair, where fell runners were mingling and getting ready to run the Causey Pike fell race.
I didn't envy them at all, as they streamed past me for the climb of Rowling End.
Met up with Steve Angus (who was again taking some top quality photographs) and then went to the beck crossing to watch them come back down.
Rob Jebb and Pippa Maddams were the winners.
A run along the road back to Braithwaite completed a very enjoyable day.
|Look closely for the ants on Causey Pike|
|follow the leader|
a few more photos on my my flickr