Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Albert’s Joss Naylor Challenge

Albert gave us all a wonderful day all over the Lakeland Fells from Pooley Bridge on the side of Ullswater to Greendale Bridge on the shores of Wastwater.  He nailed the 48 miles and 17,000ft of climbing that is the Joss Naylor Challenge by completing in 11hrs 33mins – fantastic achievement!  A great team supporting him on the hills and I was proud to support him at the road crossings and meet him on the top of Middle Fell for the run down to Greendale Bridge where Joss was waiting to congratulate him.

Full set of pictures.

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Daybreak at Kirkstone Pass

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Off they go!

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Poor conditions at the first road crossing at Kirkstone Pass

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A bit brighter at Dunmail Raise

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Albert’s keen to press on and leads the team on Leg 3

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Meanwhile the support crew having stopped for a nice coffee at Gosforth arrive at Wasdale

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Afternoon sunshine on the Screes at Wasdale

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Waiting on Middle Fell with the weather closing in again – Wastwater below

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Middle Fell summit cairn

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The weather arrives

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Mark looking out for the team

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Here they come!

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Smiles all round – it’s in the bag!  Ian, Albert and Graeme

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Albert and a delighted Tom recording the time at the summit of Middle Fell

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Just the run down to Greendale Bridge on Joss’s path

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and a celebratory dram on the Bridge at Greendale

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Congratulations from Joss

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Evening sun on the Screes at Wasdale

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Been a long day for everybody – setting sun from the coast road on the way home Smile

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