Monday, 20 February 2012

Peak MMM no 2

Much the same format as before. Dan picked me up from home 9am, but we then had to have a minor detour all the way back to reading as he'd forgotten his trail shoes. It made for a bit of a longer journey to the peak but we were in no rush. Stopped for a tea, cake and lunch purchase in morrisons. Then onto calver for a walk along froggat and white peak edge. It was a bit of a blustery one and luckily we both took waterproof troos as it started hailing and blowing a fair bit. Still nice enough and saw a couple of groups of deer ~50m away from the path. Shame i'd not taken a camera really! It's a nice walk and you get some good views, even if it is of the weather coming your way!
 
Sat night was a cold one, we went to the cinema again Chronicle 2/5 not worth the price.. bit of an odd film really. Back to the tent in some falling snow hot choc and sleep. Was very cold overnight felt below the 0c forecast and bloomin windy! Woke to hail balls on the ground, but a clear, blue sky crisp feb morning. Packed up and got over to the start for about 8.30 faffed and then started at just before 9am.
 
The run itself was hard work. Calver's in a valley so it was always going to be up and out, but there was an up out one side, back down and then back up the other! We made a couple of nav errors, missed a control when charging down a fire road/path, chose to do an extra control when we shouldn't have and then unfortunately Dan struggled during the final 20 mins (muddy path/lack of grip).
 
We ended up over time by 18 mins, 80 points deducted and 2nd to last in the group. Hey ho you live and learn. Still it was a good day out and i sure felt it yesterday and continue to feel it today. It's all good training for the saunders tho!
 

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