I was supposed to be supporting leg 4 of Gareth's Bob Graham attempt on Saturday morning but got a text while camping overnight to say that he had jacked in at Dunmail after the second leg, having got too far behind schedule. That left me and fellow leg 4 supporter Carol stuck for a run so we decided to run over Skiddaw, Great Calva and Blencathra following the BG leg 1 route and then trot back to Keswick following the disused railway line. Harry and his springer spaniel friend Wallace were with me too and we all had a great, albeit rain drenched, time in the hills while my daughter Lauren was left hunkered down in our tent all morning (she's only just begrudgingly forgiven me!)
|Carol and Hazzer at the summit of Skiddaw|
|Through the bogs on the way to Great Calva half hidden in the mist|
|Wallace swimming the Caldew|
|Harry on Blencathra|
|Carol on top of Blencathra|
|Our route - about 18.2 miles by my watch|
The weather was fantastically wet and windy and the photos don't come close to doing it justice so I took a very brief (and slightly crap) video of Carol coming down Doddick Fell which, I'm sure you'll agree, gives much better impression of the weather!