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  1. #1641
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    12.39 miles, 3,243 feet, 3 hours 29 minutes: Fairfield Horseshoe c/w, going around 5 of the tops (Heron Pike and its unnamed north top, Great Rigg, Hart Crag and Dove Crag), and avoiding the rock step, though going up to join the grassy path just underneath it. Initially sunny, then clouds moved in as the morning progressed. A lovely cool breeze above 2,000 feet. Terrain dry, firm. I saw about 25 others on the fell, including 4 other runners. Town is very busy with both people and traffic.

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    16.61 miles, 4,368 feet, 4 hours 38 minutes: Kentmere Horseshoe c/w from Troutbeck Church. Sunshine and clouds, a lovely cool breeze on the tops - for the first time in ages I wore my gloves as my hands were cold, rather than just to protect them if I fell. Terrain dry, firm. Not many walkers on this route, though I did see eight other fell runners.

  3. #1643
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    12.02 miles, 4,311 feet, 5 hours 24 minutes: ODG - Rossett Gill - Esk Hause shelter - Scafell Pike - around to the right of Esk Pike - Bowfell - The Band - ODG. Sunshine and clouds, patches of mist coming and going on the tops. Warm in the valley, less so on the tops. No wind, no rain, terrain dry and firm. There were about a dozen on the top of Scafell Pike, and the routes to it were fairly busy, otherwise there were not many about. I saw five other runners. There was an extra field open for cars at the ODG, so parking was not a problem.

  4. #1644
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    12.06 miles, 3,883 feet, 4 hours 24 minutes: Traveller's Rest - Grasmere - Far Easedale - Calf Crag - Steel Fell - Steel End - Dunmail Raise - Seat Sandal - Grisedale Tarn - The Tongue - Winterseeds - Traveller's Rest. Overcast, no sunshine, a lovely cool breeze at times, no rain, much cooler than it has been. Terrain dry, firm to hard. Very few on the fells, but then the forecast was off-putting; car parks and town very busy.

  5. #1645
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    11.7 miles, 2,279 feet, 2 hours 54 minutes: Rothay Bridge - Under Loughrigg - Badger Bar - Rydal Water - Deerbolt Woods - Loughrigg top - around under Ivy Crag - Loughrigg Tarn - Loughrigg top - down the race route to Miller Bridge - Rothay Bridge. Sunshine and clouds, and a few minutes of light rain - it rained heavily before and after my run. Terrain damp but not yet slippery. Pleasantly cool, a nice breeze at times. Quite a few walkers about, and four other runners.

  6. #1646
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    11.41 miles, 3,678 feet, 3 hours 47 minutes: Traveller's Rest - Steel Fell - Calf Crag - Helm Crag - back the way I had come. Overcast, virtually continuous light drizzle, a few minutes of sunshine, very little wind. Pleasantly cool. Terrain wet, rocks slippery. Saw about 20 on the fells, all but 2 either on Steel Fell or Helm Crag.

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    8.86 miles, 2,888 feet, 3 hours 4 minutes: Traveller's Rest - Winterseeds - Grisedale Tarn - Cofa Pike - Fairfield - trods to the right of Great Rigg and both tops of Heron Pike - Alcock Tarn - Traveller's Rest. Overcast, light drizzle at first, no wind, not cold. Terrain wet/damp, rocks slippery. Saw about 20 on the fells. Town very busy.

  8. #1648
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    16.94 miles, 4,676 feet, 5 hours 23 minutes: Troutbeck Church - Garburn Pass - Kentmere Horseshoe anti-clockwise - Sour Howes - Troutbeck Church. Overcast, cloud base initially about 1,500 feet, though it rose later. No wind, no rain. Temperature just right. Terrain damp, rocks slippery. Quite a few on the fells, including half a dozen other runners.

  9. #1649
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    First Parkrun - or any other competitive run for 18 months. Hilly Horton Park in Bradford. 26 mins which is 1.5 mins slower than my last pre-covid time. It can only improve? First Fell race next Sunday - Round Hill near Otley.

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