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The Wainwrights Relay

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We did it! A continuous relay of the 214 Wainwrights in 4 days 6 hours 50 minutes 15 seconds.What a team. The encouragement, enthusiasm and efforts put in out on the hills day and night has been amazing. What a thing we just did!!

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Leg 21, Pheasant Inn to Whinlatter Hobcarton; Chris B and Jon

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Leg 23, Rannerdale to Newlands; Andy and Rory

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Leg 22, Whinlatter to Rannerdale; Meghan and Dougie

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Leg 10, Old A66 nr Troutbeck to Mosedale Road end

Having negotiated a herd of excitable young cows Dawn and I arrived at the ascent of Souther Fell. The bracken was as heinous as we’d expected! We bashed on through it and eventually reached grass and then our first summit of the leg. Then a lovely run along to the col before the longer climb up Blencathra which was unusually quiet. Just one tent near the summit. Dawn called the young man out of his cosy sleeping bag to come and take a picture of us! Then we had the lovely descent down to Mungrisdale Common. It was such a joy to be on the grass after yesterday steep and rocky ground. The rest of the leg was pretty straight forward with good going and a few short climbs. Before we knew it we had reached the summit of Bowscale Fell, our final Wainwright of the leg. Then it was another fabulous grassy descent down to the road to hand over to Graham and Tom D.  

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Leg 12, Troutbeck to Kentmere; Tom D and Andrew F

A short sharp leg for Tom D and Andrew Foster completed in a swift time. 

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Leg 11, Kirkstone to Troutbeck; Duncan and Martin W

Words from Duncan ‘I never need to run the legs from Yoke to Troutbeck Tongue to Baystones ever again. Bracken long grass steep hills high walls bogs. Thanks for meeting us on Baystones though Steve!’ 

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Leg 10; Fran and Dawn

Dawn and I had recced this leg several times together. As we sat in her car in Rydal watching Rory and Tom make their way to the handover point we knew exactly what was coming! We could also see it was going to be another scorching day. As we made our final preparations I tried to savour the feeling of being cold as I tried to apply suncream to legs covered in goosebumps! Soon enough we were on our way. The hills around Great Rigg, Fairfield and Seat Sandal were busy with runners taking part in the Lakeland 3 Day mountain marathon. On the first part of the climb of Seat Sandal a group of three guys flew past us. We recognised Ricky Lightfoot but had no idea this was Finley Wild on his BGR record attempt! We’d probably have tried harder to get out of the way we’d known. The rest of the route went pretty smoothly. The climb back up from Low Pike was as brutal as ever, probably more so in the heat. As was the final rocky, rising contour to Middle Dodd. I think we’d probably been on track to be on time but this and the final climb up Red Screes did for me and we lost about ten minutes I think. A final run down the steep descent to Kirkstone, dodging the many tourists, took us to the end of our leg. 

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Leg 7, Duddon Road to Tilberthwaite; Alan and Dougie

Alan and Dougie set off into the last of the daylight as day 2 of our adventure draws to a close.

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Leg 6, Hardnott Pass to Duddon Road; Meghan and Martyn

A great run from Meghan and Martyn on leg 6. 

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