|from High Raise|
I had been conned into entering the 3 x 3000 Ultra race, a 50 mile race taking in the three summits in the Lake District over 3000ft in height. I was familiar with most of the course but had never been down the Whythburn valley, mainly due to everybody saying how awful and boggy it is.
|at the start, running along the track by the side of Dunmail Raise|
looking towards Thirlmere before climbing the fells to the left
This went over the fells passing Harrop and Blea Tarns to Watendlath before picking up the race route.
|up at the beautiful Harrop Tarn|
|Blea Tarn, quite lovely|
|another beauty of a tarn - Watendlath|
I should have stopped at High Raise to sort my feet out but pressed on. Quite a bit of walking towards the end until I got back on the road and then crossed over to take the footpath on the east side of Dunmail Raise, heading back to the car.
This was a tough run. Only 23 miles but felt like a lot longer. On reflection, some long runs in the last few weeks. I could have done with a rest!
|past Styhead Tarn and on to Sprinkling Tarn. Green and Great Gables behind|
|from near Esk Hause looking towards Langdale|
|Angle Tarn with Bowfell behind|