Sunday, 3 June 2018

30 Days Wild - Day 2 - Pen y Ghent Fell Race

 2 June is Horton in Ribblesdale Gala and the Pen y Ghent Fell Race. (organised by Settle Harriers). I had volunteered to marshal.

A mile before Horton I stopped on the roadside and collected a selection of a dozen flowers.. I would show them to people at the Gala. Would they know the names of the flowers?

Top left is the pale pink Bistort, and top right the purple Wood Crane's-bill? - two flowers which used to grow more often in our Dales' hay meadows.    Bottom left is Bush Vetch and bottom right is Red Clover.

The white is Cow Parsley

Gary is giving starters orders

And they're off!

The tall man with dark hair (about 5th from left) eventually won  (in 48 min 10 sec) and number 117 (on the right) came second (51 min 01 sec)
The route is 10.5km, 564m (The results and pics will eventually be on the Harriers website).

An the final runner returns..  2 hr 4 min - Well done - That's still a lot faster than I could have walked it.

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