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Langdale Horseshoe Fell Race 2010

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Distance: 14 miles/22km
Climb: 4000 feet/1300 metres
Records
male: 1.55.03 A. Styan 1977
female: 2.23.25 H. Diamantides 1992
Date: Early October
Venue: The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale

Organised by Ambleside AC

A few photos from my second Lakeland classic fell race, Langdale Horseshoe. Most of the photos were taken from the hip and on the hoof.

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Runners assemble at the start for the Langdale Horsehoe Fell Race
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Nervous? I was.
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....and they are off
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Start of the big climb up Stickle Ghyll around Pavey and up to Thunacar Knott (about 1,800' of gain)
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The painful climb over it's beautiful running from Thunacar Knott toward Esk Haus (bearing 280 degress).
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Looking down into a remote Langstrath (I think).
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The final climb, above Angle Tarn, to Esk Hause and checkpoint 3.
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Technical running below Esk Pike and the start of the climb to Bowfell summit (2,960').
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Fantastic views back toward the Langdale.
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Climb up to Bowfell summit (2,960').
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A quick look back to Scafells' and the East Buttress.
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Off Bowfell summit, back 60 degrees to get the main path to Crinkle Crags.
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The bad step off of Crinkle Crags Summit.
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Yipeee! The run down to Red Tarn and the last peak of Pike of Blisco (2,304')
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About 3:30 for me coming off Blisco. Got to make sub - 4
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The prize giving at the Old Dungeon Ghyll, after pasties and beer.
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Goodbye Langdale. Back to the Peaks. Big thanks to the marshals and organisers, Ambleside AC.

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10 Oct, 2010
Good effort Mick! Looks like it was a lovely day for a run in the hills - great photos. I'd like to enter some of those Lakes classics next year if I'm fit enough. Cheers
10 Oct, 2010
Nice photos Mick and good to see you. I was going well until around the bad step, then got terminal cramp in calves and gingerly jogged the rest of the way. What a day though! - always been my favourite race. Cheers Jonathan
10 Oct, 2010
well done mick!
10 Oct, 2010
Hope a certain person doesn't look at the caption for the last photo.
10 Oct, 2010
Just needed a self portrait at the finish Mick to complete the story!
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