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    Due to a combination of injury, work and holidays tonight's RATRun morphed into a RATRide. Two of us had an early evening 21 miles and 2'200 feet ride in 1hr 26min from the Lathkil Hotel out to Monyash, Earl Sterndale, Longnor, Crowdicote and Flagg before returning to the Lathkil.

    It was one of those rides where the right choice of clothing was difficult. I ended up being too warm at the start but being just right at the end and Rupert was spot on initially but freezing at the finish. A combination of both would have been ideal!

    Back at the Lathkil, Cheesy Chips were washed down with Marmoset from the Blue Monkey brewery and Steel Cow from Bradfield brewery. Very nice they were too.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Ticked off 4 Wainwrights I'd not done before today leaving just 3 to do in the Northern Fells.
    It was a very socially distant run - in fact I didn't see another person on the fells at all! Longlands Fell, Great Sca Fell, Knott and Brae Fell. The plan was to do Meal Fell and Great Cockup but the weather was atrocious so left for another day. 13km/810m

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    Up Beacon Hill, back via Windmill Hill. Half a minute over the hour; maybe there's still hope of getting back under 60 minutes for this route.
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    An easy run out of Mungrisdale this morning. Ticked off another Wainwright (Souther Fell) and then looped back via Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell. A lovely morning if a tad breezy. 12.5km/650m

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    Whilst you've been on the Northern Fells, I've been out East...

    Longsleddale, Grey Crag, Tarn Crag, Branstree, then a fine descent down to Gatescarth Pass and back down to Sadgill Bridge.

    Two new Wainwrights... One to go (hopefully on Monday!)

    7.5 miles, 2650ft.
    Last edited by Travs; 12-09-2020 at 03:04 PM.

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    I have 2 of the Northern left and most of the other books are about 90%complete apart from the far Eastern. I only started on that late on life when I finally had my own transport and time to spend on the hills. Hope you get to complete them Monday and celebrate accordingly! 😁

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    A gentle run out over Latrigg and Brundleholme woods. Barely broke into a Canter, even on the glorious descent down the east ridge of Latrigg in the late evening sun.

    Feel much better for it. 5.5 miles 1400ft. Gives a decent weeks total of 60 miles and 13,150ft.

    The big news however being that I've regained my place as number 1 in my postcode area on Run Britain... Surely the Olympic Selection Committee can ignore me no longer!!

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    Good work Travs

    I suspect you’re miles ahead as no 1 poster on this thread over the last 12 to 18 months
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    Started off this morning from Steel End Wythburn. I intended to follow the valley up to Greenup Edge but poor visibility and confusing terrain in "The Big" saw me pushed a bit further south, and I diverted onto the Calf Crag - Sargeant Man path.

    Over Sergeant Man and round to Pavey Ark. Pavey Ark was my 214th Wainwright... Finally been on top of them all after 22 years.

    From there went over Thunacar Knott, Marr Crag, then round the back of Black Crags and Rossett Pike, to Angle Tarn, then down Rossett Gill to the ODG.

    12 miles 2800ft. Slight shame that there was no view on my final Wainwright... In true Lakes fashion, within 5mins of leaving the summit it had cleared completely!!

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    Started off this morning from Steel End Wythburn. I intended to follow the valley up to Greenup Edge but poor visibility and confusing terrain in "The Bog" saw me pushed a bit further south, and I diverted onto the Calf Crag - Sargeant Man path.

    Over Sergeant Man and round to Pavey Ark. Pavey Ark was my 214th Wainwright... Finally been on top of them all after 22 years.

    From there went over Thunacar Knott, Martcrag, then round the back of Black Crags and Rossett Pike, to Angle Tarn, then down Rossett Gill to the ODG.

    12 miles 2800ft. Slight shame that there was no view on my final Wainwright... In true Lakes fashion, within 5mins of leaving the summit it had cleared completely!!
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