Saturday, 8 September 2012

Ben Nevis Fell Race - 1st September 2012


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Lochaber Pipe Band with a very ominous looking sky which emptied its contents not long after the start of the race!

Very belated write up and a couple of snaps from the start of the race, Ian successfully completed the challenge.   I on the other hand spent quite a lot of time chatting with people in and around the Ben Nevis Inn, rather than heading up to the Red Burn to take photos at a higher altitude!

As usual we stayed at Craigallan and before leaving I took a few security shots around Loch Linnhe.  At least I’d have something to show for the day.  Very low cloud as you can see.

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Tide on the way out at Loch Linnhe

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Raining at Craigallan

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Lovely lichen

We headed into Fort Bill, and said hello to lots of folk up for the race.

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St Andrews Church Fort William

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Time for a coffee before making our way to the race field

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The runners are ceremoniously piped to the kit check area

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and then they’re off

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Meanwhile down at the River

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Wandering up the road to the Inn spotted a couple of though provoking signs!

Pleasant afternoon for some, but the weather was troublesome and raining so hard that the pictures I took at the end, before putting the camera into a waterproof bag, were not worth looking at.

Still, lots of fun and later that evening a pleasant supper in the Loch Leven Hotel.

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