26 Aug 2011, 3:29pm

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Photos of Lakeland 50 2011

I took these on the hoof with a little camera I was not really used to – I realy wish some of them were in focus! Nevertheless, these give you the flavour of the event from the briefing in Coniston, the start at Dalemain (near Pooley Bridge), the pile-ups at the styles in the Dalemain estate and the climb over High Kop and down to Haweswater. The last picture I took was in gathering darkness as I jogged into Ambleside, I stopped shooting after that as I could not work out how to get the flash to work.

See if you can spot the Pink Ladies and the men in blue!

If you recognise yourself just let me know and I can send you a high resolution file.

Helvellyn Trail Race 2008

The Lakeland Trail series ended in 2008 with a superb jog up Glenridding and over into Grizedale via the beautiful Lanty’s Tarn. The weather was gorgeous and the company especially convivial.

They did not repeat the Helvellyn race in 2009 or 2010, but it is returning in 2011.

Here are my pictures:

Lyke Wake 2010 – Photos

I didn’t run in this year’s Lyke Wake Race, saving myself for something else, but Paul Sherwood kindly accepted my late offer to help with the event team and he gave me the job of driving ’round all day admiring the scenery.

Someone had to do it, but I did get the chance to take some photos. Here is a selection – if you see yourself here and want the full size file just let me know and you can have it for nowt.

I just worked out how to do a slideshow on WordPress, just click a thumbnail and advance the pictures yourself using the arrows. If you click ‘view with PicLens’ at the top left you can just sit back and enjoy the show.