Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sheffield Pike and Glenridding Dodd

Sheffield Pike looking over Ullswater.  The boundary stone can be seen on the left with the M on it

We were on training in Penrith on Friday so planned to hit up Gowbarrow on the way home.  My planned route was to park at the Glencoyne NT car park, go up and around Glencoyne Head, over Watermillock Common and then pick up the usual Gowbarrow track.  There was a fair bit of snow and ice over Glencoyne Head so we doubled back over Sheffield Pike and then on to Glenridding Dodd.  We found a track down through the woods and spotted a couple of deer on they way.  A lovely evening, always nice to get out after work and, typing this on Saturday morning as it is pouring with rain outside, glad to have a few Wainwrights in already this weekend.

Jonathan and Dean at Bleabank Side

Dean on Sheffield Pike

and me on Glenridding Dodd

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ling and Sale

head torch procession along Sale Fell shelf

Good Wednesday night Hardly AC run tonight.  A gentle run up Ling Fell, Jonathan turned his anke half way up.  He carried on to the top and then hobbled back down.  At the cars, he set off home while the rest of us went up and around Sale Fell.  Lovely night, good climbing practice with good people.

weak ankled Ashworth

top of Ling Fell

coming around the corner at Sale Fell

top of Sale Fell

Friday, March 13, 2015

latest running

last few miles on the Ullswater Trail

No updates for a while mainly because my phone needed to be sent away for a repair so I hadn't taken any photos.  I've still been getting the runs in.  In particular, I had a really nice run around Ullswater with Howard.  Quite a fast pace for me, I was done in for the last few miles.  I also went on what was supposed to be a recce of the Helvellyn Triathlon run course but we took a wrong turn at the start and didn't go up Swirral Edge due to snow and ice.  Still a nice run out with Rachel, Dean and Jonathan and we bagged the summit of Birkhouse Moor on the way up.

as far as we were getting on this run
 thanks to Rachel and Howard for the pics, got my phone back now so watch this space.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sale and Sale

Well this blog was originally conceived to document my Wainwright ascents.  I've been up Sale Fell twice this week but shockingly took no pictures!  Wednesday was a lovely sunny day off.  Today, it was blowing a gale, so bad that I cut my run short and headed home for a bath.