Given that its my intention to run around the 3 Peaks once every month in 2015 (for absolutely no obvious reason at all other than I want to) this weekend was my last chance to do April's run, what with the Fellsman looming next weekend. Hester, kind of sensibly, didn't fancy such a long run just one week before the Fellsman but instead decided to run up Ingleborough and back down, timed to try and co-incide with my appearance over Ingleborough.
I was feeling really up for it and managed to keep a relatively strong pace all the way round and was very happy to get back to Horton, taking a snib over 4:30 hours of running. To be fair the ground conditions were really firm and the weather lovely and both contributed nicely to the easy running. A cracker!
Now I just need to put my feet up all week in readiness for the Fellsman......
From Horton - 21.5 miles and 5,987 ft - route on Strava
|Whernside on the far horizon from the top of Pen y Ghent|
|Climbing Whernside now and looking towards peak 3, Ingleborough|
|Looking towards the top of Whernside, with the final steep bit still to climb|
|Ribblehead Viaduct to the left and Ingleborough to the right|
|On the ridgeline of Whernside and, after the climb, its time to kick start the legs again|
|Looking back at Whernside from Ingleborough|
|The summit plateau of Ingleborough|
|On the final trot back to Horton and meeting Hester hammering along, coming the other way|
|Pen y Ghent ahoy!|
|Feet up at the finish and resting for the Fellsman|