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4 weeks ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

A few more photos of the last Dales Trails Race the DT40. Some great people out there and some are even smiling.
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More photos at last!! Only one more album to come; and then I'll be posting my favourite photos from the series over the last 3 years, so why don't you give me a hand and let me know which have been y...

A few more photos of the last Dales Trails  Race the DT40. Some great people out there and some are even smiling.

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Watch Anton Krupicka’s 15 minute film ‘Purpose’ here

https://www.lasportiva.com/en/la-sportiva-presents-%22purpose%22-a-film-about-the-ultra-runner-anton-krupicka.html

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Dales Trail Series added 7 new photos — at Lyon Equipment

Superb afternoon with La Sportiva’s athletes at their new UK trade showroom.

It was incredible to meet the legendary American ultra-runner Anton krupicka and possibly the UK’s best all round climber Neil Gresham who gave an inspirational talk.

Great to hear about the support La Sportiva give their athletes and the passion and innovation that goes into their products. Nice to know successful businesses can be driven by passion and still value craftsmanship.

We also got a sneak peek at the full range of La Sportiva running shoes and clothing arriving in the UK next spring.....some great new kit, start saving those pennies.

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Superb afternoon with La Sportiva’s athletes at their new UK trade showroom. 

It was incredible to meet the legendary American ultra-runner Anton krupicka and possibly the UK’s best all round climber Neil Gresham who gave an inspirational talk.

Great to hear about the support La Sportiva give their athletes and the passion and innovation that goes into their products. Nice to know successful businesses can be driven by passion and still value craftsmanship.

We also got a sneak peek at the full range of La Sportiva running shoes and clothing arriving in the UK next spring.....some great new kit, start saving those pennies.

Lyon Equipment La Sportiva Foxgrove Photography

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1 month ago

Dales Trail Series shared Dales Bike Centre's post — at Dales Bike Centre

Stu from the Dales Bike Centre took these amazing photos while out running the DT20 on Sunday re-living his DT dream. He’s not a bad runner for a cyclist.

If you ever fancy a weekend away in the Dales Stu & Brenda have a great place (accommodation, bikes & cafe) just outside Reeth with the BEST cake...running route tips are free.
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After an awesome weekend can't beat starting the week with a sunrise Trail Run... Swaledale never ever disappoints.

Stu from the Dales Bike Centre took these amazing photos while out running the DT20 on Sunday re-living his DT dream. He’s not a bad runner for a cyclist. 

If you ever fancy a weekend away in the Dales Stu & Brenda have a great place (accommodation, bikes & cafe) just outside Reeth with the BEST cake...running route tips are free.

2 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

Some more great pics of last months DT40. There's some great faces in this batch, we are going to miss you all!

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Still hundreds more to come but please bare with me, I'm off playing in the Scottish hills so it will be a week or two before I get the rest posted. In the meantime I hope you enjoy thinking back to a...

Some more great pics of last months DT40. Theres some great faces in this batch, we are going to miss you all!

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Thanks again Foxgrove Photography.

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Busy editing more of the Dales Trail Series photos this evening, sorry for the delay folks! Dales Trail Series La Sportiva

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Martin RandallBejesus look at the state of that!

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Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's album.

So excited... Photos from the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT40 🙂

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First set of photos folks, sorry for the delay. Still a few hundred more to come yet 😉 Please feel free to tag and share; and why not give my page a 'like'! Dales Trail Series La Sportiva

So excited... Photos from the La Sportiva Dales Trail Series DT40 :)

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2 months ago

Dales Trail Series shared Foxgrove Photography's post.

Check out Foxgrove Photography's post. DT40 2017 pics coming soon BUT who'd like to see a COMPILATION of the last 3 years La Sportiva Dales Trail Series photos with all you beautiful/weird/wonderful people?
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Hi folks, sorry it's taking a while to get all the photos sorted for the DT40, I'm well on with them all and should have them ready this weekend. Can't believe these will be my last Dales Trail Series...

Check out Foxgrove Photographys post. DT40 2017 pics coming soon BUT whod like to see a COMPILATION of the last 3 years La Sportiva Dales Trail Series photos with  all you beautiful/weird/wonderful people?

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2 months ago

Sadly we won't be opening entries for the 2018 Dales Trail Series.

I know there'll be a lot of disappointed people out there; runners, marshals, sponsors, mini marshals, farmers, local businesses, Swaledale Mtn Rescue, NAV4, Yorkshire Dales National Park. So I can only apologise there won't be any DT's in 2018.

A special thanks to our amazing marshals who have, without a doubt, made the series super special. Huge thanks to our sponsors La Sportiva, not only do they make the best trail running shoes but they have been super generous and easy to work with.

We have met some of the most incredible people over the last 3 years, committed runners and generous helpers so thank you all for making the series what it was. It has been an incredible journey.

Our original mission was to show people some of our favourite running routes and to enable runners to build confidence over longer distances by organising a friendly but competitive series. The idea behind the series was that everyone got to know each other over the 3 races and meet like minded runners as the Grand Slam developed.

We'd like to think we achieved what we set out to do.

So for now, we're going to hang up our stop watches and fluorescent vests and put on our running shoes. Thanks to everyone involved, hopefully we'll see you out there in the hills in 2018.

PS. One person I always forget to thank but has contributed massively is our photographer Paul Taylor from Foxgrove Photography. He has captured the essence of the races and spirit of the runners time after a time...a talented photographer who has spent hours and hours on these events out in the field and post processing 1000's of images, all for the love of it. Thanks Paul!
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Paul WalkerYou definently achieved your goal, I for one have loved these races having completed every race from the start. It has definently been about the people, fantastic scenery and brilliant organisation. I for one would be interested in doing a DT30 run weekend next summer if anyone is interested run around the route with a beery session at Usha Gap for afters!

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John HusseySorry it's not on for 2018 but all the best to everyone involved. The DT20 last year was my introduction to Trail Running and I'm completely hooked. I'm still on a high for finishing Grand Slam-really not come down from a giddy level yet. Thanks to everyone including all the wonderful people I met, talked to and ran with-truly amazing bunch.

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Paul TaylorIt's been an honour and a pleasure to do the photography for this series, I've loved every minute of it, made friends for life and got to know many of the runners over the three years. Hopefully I'll see some of you out there at other events; maybe running alongside you rather than in the viewfinder of my camera 😀

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Joanne WallaceFully understand. You have achieved something very very special and everyone who took part must have fallen in love with Swaledale and Wensleydale. Enjoy some family time, running and biking and hope to bump into you somewhere on a fell side! 😊 xx

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Anneke ImesonTotes understandable, a great series finishing on a high...one that we've all loved being a part of & thoroughly enjoyed. Enjoy your next adventures Ros, Richard, Sarah & team! 👏👌

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Roxanne McIlvennyLike everyone else I'm sad to read this. DT40 was the race of the year in 2016 for me, you've created something really special in everyway possible. I've had a year off racing, welcoming our 3rd child so I didn't make it this year and was looking forward to doing the Grand Slam next year as a return. Fingers firmly crossed for 2019 or other races you host, will be watching. Best of luck x

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Digger PonySadly I wasn't able to do my grand slam this year due to injury, I was hoping to get my t shirts next year instead! if I did the dt 42 on my own could I still claim my shirt? I thought the series was great and I felt very proud to have done the first two races, thanks you lot for all your hard work xx

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Chris SoleyDamn, Looks like I’ll never get to do that Grand Slam!! Brilliant 20 and 30 though. Thoroughly enjoyed and great organisation. Thanks very much.

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Phil HughesAw, I'm gutted by this as I only discovered the series this year and had so much fun running it. Thanks for all the effort organising it Richard.

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Sarah TomlinsonSo sad to read this but I understand. I managed to complete the 30 and 40 this year and would have loved the slam next year. I will keep my fingers crossed for 2019. Big thank you to all involved for making such wonderful events.

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Jamie McIlvennyGenuinely gutted to read this, I've really missed the races this year and was looking forward to getting on the Grand Slam with my Wife who loved DT40. I hope they make a return soon enough as it's a great series atmosphere and one that will be missed in the calendar. Thanks Organisers 👍

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Simon WoodwardSo, so, so gutted. These races are what got me back into running. I have loved every event and cannot praise everyone involved enough for such superb work. Genuinely a bit heart broken after missing the 40 that I won't get another shot at it 😭 Thanks Rich and team - you're all heroes!

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Mark CockerellAw that's a shame, I was looking forward to entering the grand slam again in 2018. Thanks Rich & Ros and everyone who has helped organise and make the series what it was. And to Paul Taylor for his amazing photos. I have loved every minute of this years Grands Slam. I'm often out running in the Dales or NY Moors on a weekend so hope to see you all out there or at other races, if anyone wants to meet up for a run in future give me a shout.

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Wendy MarksSad news but fully understand. I never did the DT20 but did all the DT30s & loved that. All the best for your future adventures.

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Simon WhittakerMassive achievement over the last three years, been a pleasure to be involved and see the pure joy (and pain!) you guys have brought to hundreds of like minded human beings - to the pub to discuss the next project!!!! 🍻😊

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Michaela HornimanSorry to hear this, having experienced my first DT30 this year. Wish you both the very best of wishes for your own running next year.

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David AikenIt’s a huge shame, but your races have definitely been an amazing introduction to running that part of the Yorkshire Dales. The Grand Slam this year is definitely my proudest running achievement, and the medal is definitely one to treasure. Thanks you 👍🏼😊😊

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Phil LucasSad news indeed. These events over the last two years have made me do things I've never achieved before, given me a focus to stay fit, see bits of Swaledale I never knew, meet some great people and we've had some great family holidays up in the Dales as a result. All I can say is thank you !

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Elaine BissonYour mission was achieved, these races over the last 3 years have been my absolute favourite. They've given me the confidence and desire to run away from roads. I've met some great friends and had some amazing battles (particularly with Sarah!). So sad, but a very well done to all involved.

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Ryan CastleHi Richard and team, fingers crossed this isn't a permanent goodbye to DTS. Some of my best memories of 2016 involve your race weekends and hundred of miles in the car. Thanks to everyone for making DTS special.

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Shirley ConnerSo sorry to hear that there will not be a Dales series in 2018. We only came to the event this year for the 20 & 30 and loved them. Many thanks for the time committment, the fantastic organisation & for the friendly, supportive events that were inclusive to all runners and attracted a wonderful mix of runners. Thanks Richard & Ros

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Ben HukinsOnly just noticed this, had already been planning to return to the series in 2018. Very sad news but a big thank you to everyone involved the last few years, its been great and discovered some great trails and met lots of new people. A very big thank you to all anf hopefully I will still get a trip to the dales next year for a good explore 😢

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Craig TiptonThanks for your efforts, ran the first series in full and loved it. Love your outlook on the series, its easy to drift into the 'same ol', but as you say, its all about giving people the tools and confidence to go their own way, find their own limits in the hills and explore different areas. Once again, its been a text book series, showing runners where they could be running and other/potential event organisers, how its done. Enjoy 'your' running now and the events you yourself have been waiting to take on. 😁

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Mandy ClarkeSad news indeed, but fully understand that organising these races must take over your life. Really appreciate all your efforts putting on these races, all the efforts of your marshals and helpers and finally Ros, for you finding me a place in the DT40 this year. It seems even more special now!

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Lucy JanetAs a Dales local, I loved the fact there were races around our stunning area and had the welcoming, supportive atmosphere. Hoping that runners will have left the Dales in love with the area and keep coming back.

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3 months ago

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I think this photo epitomises all thats great about the Dales Trail Series; fantastic runners, lots of smiling and laughing faces, fun, friends, beautiful scenery and lots of mud! I can't wait for 201...

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A little teaser of the photos to come later this week from the DT40 😉 Dales Trail Series La Sportiva

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Huge congratulations to the Dales Trails Series Champions 2017, Ben Livesey and Elaine Bisson, both outstanding runners! Hope to see you both in 2018 🙂 La Sportiva Dales Trail Series.

More photos coming soon but Paul the photographer has been covering another event today and also needs to eat and sleep apparently (wimp).

Thanks Foxgrove Photography looking forward to seeing your photos.
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Huge congratulations to the Dales Trails Series Champions 2017, Ben Livesey and Elaine Bisson, both outstanding runners! Hope to see you both in 2018 🙂 Dales Trail Series

Huge congratulations to the Dales Trails Series Champions 2017, Ben Livesey and Elaine Bisson, both outstanding runners! Hope to see you both in 2018 🙂 La Sportiva Dales Trail Series.

More photos coming soon but Paul the photographer has been covering another event today and also needs to eat and sleep apparently (wimp).

Thanks Foxgrove Photography looking forward to seeing your photos.

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Steven CarterCongratulations to Ben "he's not normal" Livesey & Elaine Bisson...

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Paul TaylorHa ha, and go to work!!

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3 months ago

GRAND SLAM 2017 Winners.

The La Sportiva Dales Trail Series – DT20, DT30 and DT40 – three testing routes each designed as a challenging stand-alone race through Yorkshire’s most breathtaking scenery.

250 started ONLY 117 finished. Huge well done to everyone that finished the GRAND SLAM. Massive congratulations to everyone who picked up a prize, it's been a tough series this year!

If you weren't able to collect your prizes yesterday we will be in touch to arrange collection/delivery of your prizes.
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GRAND SLAM 2017 Winners.

The La Sportiva Dales Trail Series – DT20, DT30 and DT40 – three testing routes each designed as a challenging stand-alone race through Yorkshire’s most breathtaking scenery.

250 started ONLY 117 finished. Huge well done to everyone that finished the GRAND SLAM. Massive congratulations to everyone who picked up a prize, its been a tough series this year!

If you werent able to collect your prizes yesterday we will be in touch to arrange collection/delivery of your prizes.

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Rebecca SkadeOMG can't believe less than 50% finished, now I don't feel so broken! Thanks for such a great series, stalked you for the last two years and made you my race calendar this year. Yesterday I bowed out (in great geography) from trail racing. You are everything I hoped for and a million times more. I used to think the best thing about trail running is the people but you guys, the marshals, the checkpoints, the hi-5 kids and everyone else that supported took it to another level. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for my final trail year and making me happy 👍🏻🏃🏼‍♀️⛰ So I'm sorry to the cheddar biscuit marshals for whinging that I was bored yesterday 🙄

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Ewan KirkThanks for a great series. Happy to have finished 19th in the Grand Slam 🙂

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Bill HornbyWell done Lisa Darby!! 👏

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Kate ShawThank you dales trail for a tough but awesome year, managed to complete the GrandSlam despite thinking of a million excuses not to do the 40 😂 not sure if I will be back next year as I have acquired Hobbit feet and still have another 7 races between now and January in which to totally break myself 😂 but I have now completed my first ever marathon courtesy of your good selves so all is most definitely good 🏃⛰️🏅

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Simon WoodwardWell done everyone. Sadly a statistic this year but will be back next year!

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Amanda SeimsWell done to John Hussey on his first trail marathon...first of many more I hope 😀

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Heather KirkWell done Ewan Kirk 😀😀

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Ian OldhamWell done Oonagh Bathgate😊

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Stuart VeitchWell done to the winners but especially to Julian. Great performance. Might be inspire me to more night runs!

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Alex FawcettCheers Steve bloody tough series! Need to recharge my batteries and mental focus as struggling to motivate me self and have ultra 35 on the 7th Oct:))

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Marie GodsonGood to see they didn't get rid of the age category this year I was the only FV50 last year and they did away with it ☹️

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Graham HaycockBrilliant Alec. Could you show a bit more effort and commitment next year please!!?.

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Matthew HoltWell done Alex Fawcett, 2017 has been a good year

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Stephen RamseyWell done Alex Fawcett....the legend continues

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Wendy HarrisonWell done Alex Fawcett you're awesome.

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3 months ago

DT40 Prize Winners.

If you weren't able to collect your prizes yesterday we will be in touch to arrange delivery/collection of your goodies! La Sportiva shoes for all 6 winners and of course 2 spot prizes.

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DT40 Prize Winners. 

If you werent able to collect your prizes yesterday we will be in touch to arrange delivery/collection of your goodies! La Sportiva shoes for all 6 winners and of course 2 spot prizes.

Well done, amazing effort yesterday.

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I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted.

THANKS to EVERYONE for making the La Sportiva Dales Trails Series 2017 such an incredible year.

Results including final GRAND SLAM placings will be online tomorrow.

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Alistair Paul FisherThanks for a fantastic series of three differing races that pushed a mediocre 47yr old road runner well outside his usual comfort zone of tarmac and 'easy trails'. I under-estimated each event, the DT20 spectacularly so. I learned something about myself as well this year. Finishing 12th in the GP was an unexpected surprise.

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John HeningtonThanks again for a running such a great event. From the race director/toilet Marshall to all the marshalls in the middle of nowhere holding gates open or offering words of encouragement and pity you are all a superb bunch and made it just about bearable! Thanks again!!!

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Damien HandslipThank you for a fabulous event. My first marathon distance, 3rd attempt at the DT 40, (entered 3 times got to the start this time). Thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the atmosphere. Thanks to everyone including the other runners, supporters, marshalls as well as the organisers.

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Ashleigh BennettYip and spraining ankle around the 15mile mark made the last 11 a tad more difficult especially them finishing fields! Thank you for a great series. I will be back but not next year as got some ultras lined up that will clash.

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John BoardmanI know you need a rest after all that but....

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Hayley LiveseyAll these photos are making next year seem like a long way away 😉 Can't wait for my turn 😀 Was Ben's birthday yesterday so have been feeding him lots of birthday cake to slow him down hahahahahahaha (could go either way with that amount of sugar in him... oops)

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Aurelia MalkinGreat photo, where is it - is it the roman road on Wether Fell?

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Richard GaleSimon Whittaker Your usual marshalling spot cuz, is that your head I can see shining?

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Hayley LiveseyYip just the 2 (Londons) - had to pull out of Berlin and London in between due to overseas commitments. Who knows what next year will bring... He's hoping to do more trail running though 🙂

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Russell CoulsonZoe Bettridge we will be back next year

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