21 November 2009

tour of pendle

there's a saying that if you can see pendle hill it's about to rain. if you can't see it, it is raining. i zig-zag'd all over that hill and visited the summit trig twice. i never once 'saw' pendle hill today. thick clag on the top, winds so strong i discovered orifices that i never knew i had, and a constant drizzle. the downs were slightly less terrifying this year but the ups were just as hard i as remembered. hands on fell, fingers crawling for grip, dragging myself up. but, didn't get lost and actually managed to knock a few minutes off last year. 'fell running doesn't get better than this'.

a few more shots from jane here
16.8m, 4830ft, 3:42

jane's on for doing it next year. i'd better start practicing my descending...

14 comments:

Chris said...

Well done Kate - looks hardcore!

Laptop enjoying it's holiday?

ultra collie said...

think you deserve a wee slice of cake

trio said...

YOu ran down that!!!!?????!!!!????

kate said...

chris- cheers! and yes 'lappy' is enjoying its short break in the dales ;)

uc- i've had a 3 course dinner, plus coffee and 'petit fours'-not quite the chunk of chocolate cake i really deserve ;)

trio- ran/slid it's all the same ;)

Jo said...

RESULT! And from your 2009 'to do' list, that was the last one, you can sit back and relax now...

.. Oh, except you have 'the plan' to unveil, nudge nudge!

Groover said...

That looks steep. Not selling it with all the drizzle but well done! :-)

Ian Charters said...

Nice one! Good run in entertaining conditions :)

Red Bike said...

Blimey Kate, that looks like some form of torture session.

For some reason I thought you were doing something completly different this weekend. Relaxing by a Log fire with plenty of cake. (I've no idea where that idea came from).

You certainly deserve that cake now anyway. Well done you!

Simon Anderson said...

Well done - good effort. Have a gâteaux!

Runningbear said...

Yikes, that does look scarey. You're such a toughie. A pudding must be very deserved after such bravery...

Pedalling Polarcherry said...

it must have been really windy. well done on beating your time.

kate said...

jo- cheers! and top marks for paying attention ;)

groover- steep doesn't even begin to describe it!

ian- thanks. strangely i think i enjoyed it even more because of the conditions

red- you know me better than that ;)

simon- thanks and i did, kind of

rb- you should have seen the colour of my pants ;)

ppc- seemed like a constant headwind which makes me more pleased with my time :)

terrahawk said...

ah...me and Twinkledave rode past loads of fellrunners stripping off, etc next to their cars in the village.

kate said...

terrahawk- if you saw a woman butt naked sitting in the passenger seat screaming, that was me. putting my trousers on gave me cramp!