May 13 06
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With the Fairfield Horseshoe Race next Saturday, Anna and I decided that it would be a good day to recce the route. “Only 14.5km and 914m of ascent” I was told, and as I’d nearly blown a gasket on last year’s recce run, I knew it would be hard work. At least the weather was predicted by the ever reliable BBC met men to be sunny………. DOH! they got it wrong again; the sun appeared in the late afternoon after we’d finished. On the tops it was misty, cold and windy, but I was sweating like a good’un and it takes more than a breeze to blow my bulk around!

Anna coming off the top of Fairfield

Anna coming off the top of Fairfield

Anna races past

Anna races past

.....and continues towards High pike. She took some catching!

…..and continues towards High pike. She took some catching!

With the thick mist it was difficult to spot a lot of the short cuts and faint trods that miss the tops that aren’t checkpoints, but it was a worthwhile run as Anna got to take some bearings off the top of Fairfield, and if the weather is the same next week this may prove invaluable……..
Log on next week to see how she does!!!!

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