And that's May's romp around the 3 Peaks done and dusted - 5 down and 7 to go for the year then!
I kept a nice steady pace going all the way round too and finished still running well. There'd been a shed load of rain over night before, making for some soggy, boggy going in places and, with the chance of Winterscales beck being in spate, I decided to take the wall line straight up Whernside, via Gunnerfleet Farm, rather than risk trying to wade the beck and follow the fell race route up to the summit. It was probably a good choice in the circumstances and not too much of a time difference getting to the top either, which surprised me - about 4 minutes longer than when I went up the fell race line on 18th April.
Anyway, as usual, a cracking run.
21.8 miles and 5,623 ft - route on Strava
|Note the steady pace.... apart from on the ups of course|
|Looking towards Ingleborough and Whernside from Pen y Ghent|
|Looking back at Pen y Ghent from Hull Pot|
|Ingleborough from the trudge up Whernside|
|Ribblehead Viaduct and Pen y Ghent in the distance|
|Descending Whernside now and heading for Ingleborough|
|Whernside and a toy town sized Ribblehead Viaduct from near the top of Ingleborough|
|Nearly the full loop done!|