Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bleasdale Circle Fell Race – 23rd February 2013


Ian and I turned up to marshall on the Bleasdale Circle Fell Race, pretty much expecting to be allocated the first gate duty, as per last year – not out too long and not too high up!   Instead we ended up on the summit of Parlick for a couple of hours.  Fortunately we were well prepared for the conditions.

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Approaching Blindhurst Farm with Parlick on the left

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Blindhurst Farm with its date stone of 1731

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Fair Snape Fell with a dusting of snow from the lower path onto Parlick

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Lone tree on Parlick

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Andy (R), Ian (centre) and other marshall on gate duty

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Looking east into the snow heading our way with Fell Foot below

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Above and below - Longridge Fell (SE) from Parlick summit

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Fair Snape Fell from Parlick

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Weather closing in at the summit cairn

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and east to Burnslack Fell and Totridge

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The path to Fair Snape along which the runners will arrive

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Andy saves the day!

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Job Done

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Quick here comes the snow!

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Waiting for the runners

No opportunity to get any pics of the runners as I was in the shelter recording their numbers!

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Blindhurst Farm resident

Great to catch up with good friends over pie and peas back at the hall – dash home for shower etc and then back to the ceilidh in the evening.  Good time was had by all thanks to the Race Organiser and the Bowland team.

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