As the days are getting shorter, I find it easier to sit down in the evening and write. What is more, I have also recieved the bill for my domain recently, so I feel obligated to use the space I am paying for šŸ™‚

I did not participate in any races this summer. However, I managed to go as spectacor. If you get asked to be part of someoneĀ“s support group, it is a honor to go. It is also plenty of fun, as you get to check out the course and feel the excitment. So I jumped right on the plane and flew out to the Lake District where my brother participated in Peak Skyline [1].

We arrived in Buxton few days in advance to check out the course and see some of Peak District as well. The drive from Liverpool to Buxton was very confusing and we have got lost several times, yet we have arrived. The next day, surprisingly, the sun was out. We have decided to explore the first half of the course.Ā Jakub was doing his active recovery and I was working quite hard to keep up.. The next day, I went in the second half (starting from Manor Farm) with legs like I have already run the whole course the day before šŸ™‚ Nevertheless, the weather was not british at all and the views from Roaches were worthed the squeeze. We have spent the whole two days talkign about strategy for the race and came up with supreme plan. The motto was, if you are not as fast as the others, then you definitely need good backups. On the note, Peak skyline was not in the UK Skyrun Series this year, so it was allowed to get refreshments or have a pacer – and we did a good.. Jakub has been running with the leading group but unfortunatelly cpramped on the last part, so he came out third. (I am still impressed and very proud of him anyway.) The last day, we have decided to stop by Shutlingsloe on our way to the aiport and take one more look at the Lake District and then we took off.

All in all, it has been about 80k of hiking, which was fun fun thanks to great company and delicious proviant we have packed (e.g. I was very happy to find that emergency apple on the end of the first day šŸ™‚ ).

 

THE ROUTES

day 01 gpx-fileĀ Ā here

day 02 gpx-fileĀ here

day 03 gpx-fileĀ here

day 04 gpx-fileĀ here

 

GALLERY

As I have been determined to take picture of everyone onthe race day, there are many more pictures which could be foundĀ here.

 

[1] offcial website hereĀ . very fast course of 47,5km andĀ  2.000 mĀ elevation gain.

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