Sunday, 29 June 2014

Tony’s Bob Graham Round – 28th June

The Bob Graham Round is still the ultimate Lakeland challenge and every fellrunner would love to complete it.  Yesterday Tony Marlow became a member of that exclusive club by visiting 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District, climbing 27,000ft – and let’s not forget the same amount of descent, running over 66 miles.  A privilege to be part of the support team.  So here it is from the road crossings.  Full set of pics here Smile

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Early morning sunshine on Helm Crag – from this angle you can see why one of its names is the Howitzer!

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Dunmail Raise

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Here comes Tony with Mike Ernhill one of the supporters on Leg 1

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The voice of experience from Bowland at the first checkpoint – with head honcho on support Mark standing by

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Taking over on support Andy and Albert get ready

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They’re off up Steel Fell with Martin’s Joss Naylor Traverse Crew just ahead

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Onto Wasdale Head where Josie looks for Tony’s arrival – with Lewis, top member of the support crew

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I think he’s been spotted

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The man is here – followed closely by Steve and Albert

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It’s an anxious time for Heather whose organisational skills were never found wanting

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Daughter Amie lends a hand too – it’s a family affair Smile

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Josie’s keen to get going on the next leg, while Andy’s ready for a rest before completing a second leg later

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They’re off – Josie, Steve and Mark charged with delivering the goods to Honister Slate

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Meanwhile road support drive to Honister having partaken of light refreshments in Gosforth! – Fleetwith Pike

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… and again from the slate mine at Honister

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Evening at the always photogenic Honister

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Fleetwith Pike from Honister slate mine

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Not only were there a few BG attempts on, but a Ten Peaks Challenge was also going on – these two where ‘having a moment’ before the climb up to Dale Head

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We’re all ready for the package!  Choices, choices – which  shoes to wear Smile

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The food of the gods for any BR aspirant!

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Say no more

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Newlands

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Newlands Church

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… and finally!   The Moot Hall Keswick in 23:38 hours – Congratulations Tony Smile

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