Friday, March 2, 2012

Sale Fell - Playing with Runkeeper - March 2012

Have a look at the side of this blog, scroll down, keep going and you will get to my Garmin, my Dailymile and my Runkeeper (yeah, Oversharing).  Garmin is great for detail, for comparing activities or looking at splits, elevation etc.  Dailymile is the Facebook of running, post your runs, routes, pictures and links and comment on other peoples' posts.  Runkeeper is a bit of both.  It allows you to compare splits, save routes etc but lacks some of the detail of Garmin.  What it does have is a great iphone App that allows you to use your phone as a running tracker, creating a gps track.  It also allows geotagging of pictures from around the run.  You can set it going alongside itunes and it will give you a verbal update of your distance, pace, time every five minutes.

I finish work at 4.30pm on a Friday so had about an hour and a half before sunset.  Plenty of time for a quick run up and over my most visited Wainwright, Sale Fell.

Sale Fell from A66 (Skiddaw behind)

Starting point

This is the Runkeeper map with the geotagged photos - I could not get the map to be interactive here but click on this link and you can look at the activity on Runkeeper

top of the first section, looking into the sun

and the other way, down the path to the road, Bassenthwaite behind

looking West - this is as far as I ran before my first stop today.  The wall below is a previous best so making slow progress, once up this section it does level out a bit.

the rest of the first climb

around the corner, a small waterfall and heading towards the next objective, that wall.

climbing up the back of Sale Fell, looking over Whythrop Woods

Climbing up to the top of Sale Fell now.  It's a lovely clear evening in the background, behind are Dodd (the little hump on the right), then Longside Edge and Skiddaw behind.

almost at the top, looking West

that's the top

you can just make out the path going down, this was fun... that's Ling Fell to the left.  If you follow the path, you can see where a second path swings to the left and curls around in front of the little hump in the very middle of this picture.  Can you see the sheep on top of the hump?

what about now?

and now?

back down to St Margaret's church

Very lucky to have such beautiful places to run and explore on my doorstep.

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