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posted by WillyK on 19th Jan 2012

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Having declared the tentatively advertised route to Alport Castles "contrived", and determined that we should tackle Kinder instead, Cap'n Harmer (that most empathetic of warts) spotted Andy M's lip all a-quiver and promptly reverted to said Alport route. Off we went then, up a bit, along a bit (on an endless pavement of slabs, occasioning some unpleasant flashbacks for recent participants in the Trigger), alighting eventually at the summit of the Tower. Down a bit, up a bit, some whisky (but no ruffles), bog along quite a bit, down a bit, some fence vaulting, and finally back to the cars via some tarmac a bit. Big Bob, the only real man amongst us, chose to finish with a solo ascent of Crookstone Knoll, joining us all a little later in the Ladybower. Contrived seems a fair description in hindsight, but Andy M was happy, and Andy H glad to have obliged.

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posted by WillyK on 4th Jan 2012

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Eleven stalwarts lined up for a good old fashioned soaking on Emlin Ridge; certainly the foulest weather of the season thus far and possibly the wettest wart from start to finish that I've had the pleasure to enjoy in the past four years. It was evident from the outset that conditions were somewhat awry as young Master Harmer arrived resplendent in full waterproof clobber, tops and bottoms. Having splashed our way around the trig, shooting cabins, plantations and reservoir, we repaired to the Nags Head where the loudest cheer of the evening was reserved for the news that rain had stopped play at the Sportsman ... but I wouldn't want to steal Brother Barber's thunder on this matter, who should be along shortly to expand in whatever way seems most appropriate to him. As a coda, Lewis notes - "An article in the Guardian identifies High Bradfield as having gusts of 93 MPH on wednesday night/ thursday morning. No comment is made on the volume of water sloshing about."   Not sure that I can add much to my esteemed colleague's ramblings above. It was a memorable night and will be committed to the "anals" of warting history.  The highlight was receiving the text from our sometime warting colleague who was blacklegging at some other venue, pointing out that the race had been cancelled due to bad weather (pah!) - a term hitherto never mentioned on a warts night!

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posted by WillyK on 18th Dec 2011

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Notwithstanding young Tom W's pre-run concerns that our esteemed leaders may not be singing to the same hymn sheet on this one, the evening passed with barely a hint of disagreement, and a very fine run was had by all over varied terrain on a crisp clear night. Classic wartin', even if no-one - excepting your correspondent - actually made it all the way to Black Holes. There was a subsequent claim that I'd simply misheard Cap'n Harmer's call at Howshaw Tor; be that as it may, it's always worth the trip to t'other side of Running Moss Dike, boys 'n girls.

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posted by WillyK on 30th Nov 2011

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In the absence of either a safety officer or habitual wart-in-chief, it's just possible we never took a head count. Nonetheless there was a surprisingly healthy showing - twenty plus - for a rather longer tour of Big Moor than many of us had anticipated. Possibly by dint of being the only attendee in possession of a 1:25000 scale map, or possibly as result of his impressive showing at the Long Cakes race the other week, Rob Cole strode out in front giving a fine impression of a night-time navigator ... Sadly, his tendency to interpret county and constituency boundaries as footpaths soon proved his undoing, and we singularly failed to find either Lady's Cross or the first Big Moor stone circle. We did, however, acquaint ourselves with some suitably poor ground. Thereafter, navigation improved - in large part due, I suspect, to the profusion of footpaths. Nonetheless, those of us on the two and a half hour extended tour managed to take in three stone circles, a barrow and the reconstituted rock art on Gardoms Edge, whilst the lighter-weight two hour tour settled for just the two stone circles. They did, however, remember to stop for some whisky. Rob and I, by contrast (and no doubt weighed down by the unexpected burden of leadership), forgot entirely to call a whisky halt for the extended tour, so the pint in the Grouse at journey's end was all the more welcome. The track says it all, really. And Rob responds: "I feel the need to make a couple of minor clarifications... We did indeed miss Lady's cross, though only due to Coach Willy's hard right turn upon reaching the wall, I had intended to carry on our bearing but the coach had other ideas. Also, from my track, it seems we passed within about 10 metres of the first stone circle... twice! Anyway, most importantly, for the record, sadly, my own whisky supply has run dry, however, I did upon at least two occasions make my best efforts to remind Coach Willy of the importance of the sharing the contents of his hip flask with the rest of our intrepid group, unfortunately he did not oblige us!" OK; perhaps I was attracted to the alternative line to the Hurkling Stone - a much more romantic spot than Lady's Cross IMHO - and the absence of whisky may have been pointed out on a couple of occasions mid-run ... but it was simply my sieve-like brain, rather than innate stinginess, that led to my own supplies of whisky remaining in my bag for the duration; honest.

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posted by John on 1st Dec 2011

Ten hardy souls ventured forth from Midhope led by Capt Harmer and Sergeant Hakes, no safety officer was on show here but with Westgate and Winterburn we knew we were in safe hands. The first point of call was the cabin, from there the wet boggy track ventured higher in the the teeth of a biting wind. The plan was a direct line to the Margary hill however having drifted close to cutgate a quick trip out to inspect the UXB discovered by Russ a few weeks earlier. More on the shells will appear in next Christmas's newsletter ;) The group split slightly as one section went straight at MH and the others taking a less direct route by running up Cutgate. The masses gathered on MH before some discussion by the Capt and Private Westgate on the precise bearing to the Stirling wreck, now I'm not certain how important those 5 degrees were but 10-15 minutes later miraculously we were gathered around the wreck site, A few more photos before we chose to find a bit more shelter to have raspberry whirls from Mr Holmes and our first whisky stop. It was here that the Capt decided to cartwheel down a clough to; first the amusement of the troops then to the concern of the group however he was soon up and off again to Pike Low. Another whisky and with every one signed in and Winterburn led off back to the cars with the Barber hounds in hot pursuit. Brigadier Sanderson had counted them out and counted them back. To his pleasure all were present and correct so a trip round the corner to the Wagon and Horses for a few pints of Timmy Taylor's where Hakes open the market stall and started selling the new DP shirts to any one who promised to pay him later.

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posted by WillyK on 24th Nov 2011

A two hour forty minute epic, rumour has it, from the Sportsman to the traditional subterranean traverse of Hathersage. No idea who was there, since I'd been diverted at the last minute to attend my fair daughter's A level choices evening. All being well therefore, a fuller account, and perhaps even a track, might follow in due course. Meanwhile, ten Guerrillas were playing about on Bleaklow, visiting a pond and the odd wreck in the vicinity of James's Thorn. A good time had by all, it is alleged.

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posted by WillyK on 9th Nov 2011

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As balmy a night as it gets in early November, with 19 stalwarts on hand to admire Andy's sometimes dubious lines to the scene of another of Big Bob's rare navigational hiccups (so Andy alleges). It appeared to many of the assembled company, however, that rather than navigating the line, Andy had simply kept running along the edge path until some likely looking lumps came in to view which he might convince us were always his intended destination. Whence across the bogs to Ollerbrook and home via Crookstone Knoll and rather too much bracken on the descent to the cars. To be honest, I was so far off the back for much of the evening that I've little real idea where we went or what we did - but I am fairly certain we finished the evening off in the Ladybower Inn, as is traditional.

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posted by WillyK on 4th Nov 2011

The pre-champs potter was distinguished first by the high proportion of women taking part - a good third of our number by my estimation - and second by the quite atrocious line to the Knoll taken by editor-in-chief Holmes. Other local landmarks included the Ruby and Head Stones, Ocean View - this time not quite so direct - and the conduit tunnel. Oh, and to further taint his credibility, young David then produced a flask of cooking rum at the whisky stop. The pressures of publishing to a strict deadline are clearly taking a heavy toll ...

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posted by The Safety Officer on 27th Oct 2011

A moderate gathering with even Jim Fulton (whom, more of later) and the Safety Officer, not known for gracing us with his presence away from the guerilla warting sub-sub section outings. The route took us up a new footpath from the dam up towards Holdsworth  and then, using a degree of local knowledge, to Kirk Edge and Onesmoor trig where whisky was consumed in the almost tropical conditions. From here, a more or less standard descent into High Bradfield, alongside the reservoir and then up towards the source of the Limpopo. It was around here that Mr Fulton managed to detach himself from the posse (despite us waiting for some length of time for him to appear!!) and probably, although we will never be able to verify this, followed the route of the Dungworth race despite there being a well known short cut. His response upon being asked where he had got to was short and to the point!! ps rumour has it that there will; be some warts garments available for viewing and purchase next Wednesday

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posted by WillyK on 21st Oct 2011

A starry starry night and a good turnout for a surprisingly orderly traverse of Houndkirk Moor, down and up to Totley trig, a bit of messing around in tussocks en route to Burbage Edge, and a gentle canter back to the vehicles. Good to see Roy G back in circulation and two or three other new faces.

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posted by WillyK on 12th Oct 2011

Somewhat disconcertingly, there was a good deal of talk of maps and the use thereof, which slowed progress markedly in the first half of our jaunt. Fortunately no-one seemed able to spot Bamford stone circle on their bits of dampening paper, so we were left to fall back upon Andy's native cunning soon enough and, to some considerable whooping, our great leader was the first to alight upon this oft bypassed antiquity. Thereafter there was more route marching to Hordron stone circle and thence back via the bus shelter and some quite appalling tussocks and bog (for those foolish enough to follow your correspondent). All in all, quite pleasant in a wet and wind-blown kind of way - and at a little over 9 miles, rather more effort than most of us had anticipated.

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Thanks are due to Dave S for the track (including brief extension down the Redmires Road).

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posted by The Safety Officer on 29th Sep 2011

A sub tropical night with temperatures more reminiscent of mid summer in the south of France. 27 runners set off on this inaugural 2011/12 warts runs. There was an unusual sense of agreement about the route! Normally we have at least 10 minutes argument prior to any warts run but this time it was agreed that we climb Fairbrook Naze, across the bog to Kinder Gates and then to Redbrook top. A precipitous descent took us to somewhere near, well actually quite a bit above, Mermaid's Pool but, hell, it was near enough. The first whisky of the year and raspberry truffles were consumed in this sub-tropical paradise. After this it was straight back via the other Redbrook with much fragmentation of the group, a worrying portent for future runs!

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posted by WillyK on 23rd Sep 2011

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It took Cap'n Harmer less than five minutes to start grumbling about a certain Mr Haem and his fellow deserters; and he was still smarting when we alighted at the pond below Mam Tor, a little damp and chastened by some rather dubious descending. This notwithstanding, Andy seemed to enjoy himself in parts, and it was good to see a healthy number of newbies in attendance (though you need to know, folks, that the most valuable exercise is to be had in the pub afterwards). I'm less convinced of the propriety of second-hand (or should that be "sustainable"?) kitchen salesman touting their flooring wares on a wartin' night. Is it time to call another emergency meeting?

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posted by The Safety Officer on 21st Apr 2011

A small contingent met at Broomhead Hall including an injured Capt. Harmer who opted for a gentle walk. Not content with the usual run, young Berzins decided to take us on a tour of the nether regions of this part of the World. First stop via the girders was the pond, then the ruin below Pike Lowe and then towards a tin shack somewhere under Wet Stones, complete with picnic tables! A stunning little spot and one which is bound to be a checkpoint on the night race! Then a steady jog back via Flint Hill and the gamekeeper track via the Deakin Stone and back to the cars at full sprint. A beautiful night's running  

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posted by John on 25th Mar 2011

End of another season. Perhaps, after such a spendid Warting last week in the Upper Derwent - mist/bogs and all, the Stepping stones of Bamford would not compete, however a good night in Jarvis clough and environs, even if the 2nd stone circle proved elusive. This year another night race (odin's mine) entered the fray, and climbing up the Ramparts of Mam Tor got everyone going - Rob Moore was so excited he flung himself of the Scree Descent. The Long Cakes returned and offered good sport, and route choice. The Winter began challenging - with thoughts of last years Snow but after the Carols conditions generally were benign. The low point of the season was Thurlstone, good beer - but no Andy Plummer, which was the reason for going; fellow Warts in confusion kept asking me was that the A628, the a616 - or even the M1 ahead as we took in the field and paths of the area. It did get a lot better the following week. Thanks to Farmer Pete we climbed steeply out of his farmyard where 30 runners had parked up and over to Ouseldon to enjoy the crag and rocks, meandered over to Green Clough and to Alport castles. The sight of the string of lights descending steeply of the castles, on a frosty night, was magical. The tensions between running Warts (paths) and HogWarts (heather/tussocks) continued to be played out - and no doubt will again in the year ahead - keeping the spirit alive! New season will start again mid September. As last year a summer programme of occasional Warting will take place, an obvious one being Kings Tree - for those not racing at Bamford. Any suggestions for venues for 2011-12 gratefully received. All the best, Andy (Captain Harmer).

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posted by John on 24th Mar 2011

An excellent run, ably led by Bob from Yorkshire Bridge over to Stanage Edge. No clag to contend with, and I don't think anyone got lost, although we managed to not find the second stone circle, which is par for the course. I think Clive may have been heading towards it when we decided to head for home. Cracking descent to Bamford New Road for those who returned via the edge, a much less entertaining route back for the rest by Bamford Clough, mill and railway track. Clocks go forward this weekend so onto the summer timetable!

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posted by John on 12th Mar 2011

Thick fog at the Barrel, kudos to Moz for cycling out there. We all knew that the only way to navigate in those conditions was to keep continuous map contact, so in true Warts style the map stayed in the back pocket, apart from a few panics when we really felt we needed to know where we were. The gps plot looks less like a spider had run all over it than I expected, but we made a spectacular 180 degree error on Offerton Moor, and were thrown completely off line by respecting a no access sign on Eyam Moor - that'll teach us.

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The northern warts went to the far flung reaches of the Dark Peak from Saltersbrook on the Woodhead Road. Conditions were challenging and this added to the general confusion and arguments as to which way we should be going. Mr Holmes took a bearing for the 1894 stone and as you can see, missed it by a some considerable distance but he did it with such confidence and that's what counts! We meandered around in the mist in Swains Greave and then headed uppish. At this point, Tom W took us on a bearing for "Whore" Stones and unlike the previous contender, managed to get us direct to it with the scarcest of meander. From there we headed for Lady Cross, Nicky taking us the last part directly to it, save for a splinter group headed by Mr Holmes who wondered off in the wrong direction but then he's used to this. Back to the cars and the pub at Langsett, only to find it was closed! The Nag's Head was the obvious alternative. A fitting near end to the warting season!
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posted by WillyK on 9th Mar 2011

A swiftish reverse running of the Thornbridge race with a distinctly unscenic whisky stop at the bottom of the steep (de)ascent. Andy M would like it formally recorded that he redeemed his performance of a fortnight ago by producing a Tallisker filled hipflask this week. Star performance of the night however goes to Roy Small, who arrived resplendent in dayglo cycling clobber at the pub, having cycled out from Sheffield. Cap'n Harmer would've been appalled on so many different levels.

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posted by WillyK on 23rd Feb 2011

Many thanks and a very happy birthday to Dave B for treating us all to 40th b'day beer in the George in Castleton by way of a restorative subsequent to trailing Dave Holmes and Andy Moore on the longest and possibly fastest Wart of the season via Hollins Cross, Ringing Roger and Mam Tor. The whisky stop was distinguished by Andy's offering of Tia Maria - or possibly Bailey's. No-one was quite sure, but it certainly wasn't whisky. Mild and occasionally claggy, and a good turn out all round. Whilst we pounded rather more tarmac than is traditional, the shorter alternative visited a pond, we are told. No doubt a second track will be along in due course for comparative purposes.

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[caption id="attachment_379" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Feck ... whisky ... (alarming things to encounter whilst out a-innocent-wartin') "][/caption] The 18 strong group of those who felt that Dave's call of Ringing Roger & Grindslow Knoll seemed a bit over ambitious did visit the unnamed pond above the Edale Road, then Mam Tor and a few steep hillsides thereabouts. An exciting moment when some rocks were dislodged and headed towards Mr Harmer at high speed fortunately caused no damage. An excellent pub after, made all the better by the free round, thanks Dave.
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A third option was apparently run by Jim and Mike, Jim says "as all available lifts to Castleton were taken, Mike Browell and I did a dogrun last night from Curbar Gap last night – see appropriate course map attached"

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posted by John on 17th Feb 2011

An interesting night for Roy and myself - all going well until we lost the pack on the way to Margery Hill in some clag, and unwittingly drifted off left, ending up running East. By the time we realised it was a bit late but we corrected and went South on a bearing, having nothing visible to navigate by. Frustratingly, having seen the track later, we nearly reached Margery, but I was convinced we'd overshot, which is probably why we managed to cross the Cut Gate path on the way back without realising. Fortunately the Derwent Valley is a big target to aim for... P.S. (Friday) Just been for a 'run' up Parkin Clough. I think Roy should have found a deep bog and left me to the Outer Edge crows, so when the cull of the old and infirm starts... Here is the incriminating evidence:

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Yes, we thought that a cull of the older members might be appropriate as a few drifted off the back, potentially never to be seen again in the thick clag that embraced the top of Outer Edge ( someone, who shall be nameless was heard to say that John had had a good innings and it was the way he would have liked to go....). Anyway....the group set off in unison but as is the nature of warting in the absence of our esteemed leader (Cpt Harmer), there was a split in the ranks and some decided to opt for an easy run up to Margery Hill, others decided to head for Bull Stones but the majority (I think) headed for Outer Edge trig, where a whisky aperitif was duly taken and thence to Margery Hill via the waist deep bogs of the edge, where the main course was taken, including pear brandy, liqueur chocolates and the ubiquitous raspberry truffles. Back to the cars via the head of Cranberry and the river - a good night!
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The Bull Stones alternative
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posted by MArundale on 11th Feb 2011

Not sure how necessary the meeting was. Maybe it achieved something in clearing the air and teasing out where the problems lie. But I doubt that any of us enjoyed it. Can we now draw a line under it and get back to what matters? I think we all know where the dangers are, and so long as we don't start splitting into factions the club should be able to accommodate the range of views. I'll offer to deliver on what I suggested and organise a series of "Summer Sharpeners" in the Burbage/Stanage area to try to spice up some of the Sportsman evenings.


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posted by WillyK on 7th Feb 2011

Hi Warts, Just a note about Wednesdays consultation meeting;for most Warts the outing on a Wednesday is pure magic, a real sense of getting away from work/the city and great camaraderie - whatever the weather. The Alport Castle outing says all there needs to be said. However over the years the outing has changed, Hallam bog great as it is has lost its charm when the big hills/darkness/and even rougher ground attracts. Hopefully the meeting will not be too acrimonious - and all should speak out but there are differences of opinion, which sadly have become polarised, and friendships frayed.The program this year attempted to marry some of the differences i.e. running near the Club hut/Sportsman so we could meet other club members and support the pub, however there are some of the group who will search out the big hills whenever they can – should they let others know of a similar mind,or does it become exclusive? What obligations have the Warts to the rest of the club who run on a Wednesday - or the Sportsman - your views are important. On a wider level, affecting the summer program, are there similar issues - and is that a matter for the A.G.M and not Warts - with the clocks changing at the end of March these matters are pressing. Willy-John-Dave all need to know so that good/clear communications exist. Andy. Dave Holmes adds: I’m sure we’ll discuss things amicably and constructively at the meeting – no more frayed friendships. But I’m concerned if we’re being asked to consider a significant migration from The Sportsman. The pub has been our home since the club was formed. Newer members may not realise that we ran exclusively from The Sportsman until Yorkshire Water objected to our traditional “trespass” route round the dams. We then initiated the mixed “home and away” calendar that has since operated successfully for over 20 years. It’s only one man’s view, but I think switching to an “away and away” calendar would be very regrettable and would raise issues for the whole club. Rather than make a long and tedious speech at the meeting, I’ll set out here why I think The Sportsman is important to us. People can of course agree or disagree, and I am sure we will hear a range of views. But here, in no particular order, is what I think The Sportsman does for Dark Peak:

  • It gives us a social hub. We know there are nights when everybody will be together in one place. Warts, road runners, non runners, ex runners, injured runners, runners who were stuck at work late can all mix amicably in one place. It helps to make the club feel like a club and hold it together.
  • It makes us less dependent on cars and reduces our carbon footprint. The away runs are wonderful, but they do sometimes involve long car journeys. The Sportsman gives most people a much shorter journey and also makes it possible to cycle or use public transport.
  • It’s accessible to new, younger members who may not be able to drive out into the middle of Derbyshire, e.g. people from the university orienteering club who have traditionally provided many of our best runners.
  • It means we can get home at a reasonable time. The away runs are wonderful, but sometimes it’s getting on for 11 o’clock when we get home. Not brilliant if you’ve still got to get fed, showered and up for work in the morning. OK once in a while, but every week?
  • It gives us variety. We get faster, more runnable terrain than some of the heather bashing we do on away trips. It gives people the option of running fast if they want to, or maybe training on the road from time to time.
  • It extends our access to the whole of the Dark Peak. There are fantastic, evocative places that we only reach from The Sportsman. To name but a few: the Headstone, Rivelin Needle, Crow Chin, the stone circles, High Neb, Ocean View, Robin Hood’s Cave, Higgar Tor, Carl Wark, Ken’s Cairn, Houndkirk Hill, Hathersage Stream. We are privileged to have such places on our doorstep. Why should we want to abandon them?
  • It provides the club hut. Totley are trying to raise tens of thousands of pounds to create what we already have. I think we should be grateful for what the pub provides, and should demonstrate our gratitude through our continuing support for Jill and the team at a difficult time for rural pubs.
I’ll admit that the run along the conduit to get to Stanage Pole or Brown Edge is tedious. I get fed up of it too. But we’ve tried the “Sportsman plus” idea by running from Redmires/Houndkirk/Burbage and I got the impression that these had gone quite well. Can’t we unite around this compromise? Dave

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posted by John on 6th Feb 2011

It's now possible to view the elevation profile of a run, as long as a map is displayed, by clicking the new button underneath the map. It also shows the distance, for those who want to know how slow a Warts run can be. Please allow time for the graph to be displayed, it has to get the data from Google, but any problems let the webmaster know. My favourite browser at the moment is Chrome, it seems the fastest by some distance, but this should work in most browsers. For those posting maps, there is now no need to add a separate line for the elevation plot...

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posted by WillyK on 5th Feb 2011

Having missed the Margery Hill start - dimwit - I took the opportunity to pick up Neil and Pete's lunch box clues, which in turn afforded the opportunity to reacquaint myself with a couple of the more idiosyncratic sections of the Landmarks route. You'll all no doubt be delighted to learn that the LIMM 2000 t-shirt, courtesy of Hawley tyres, still hangs proudly from the tree on Wyming Brook Knoll; though after a two year tenure, the hanger it is attached to seems to be faring better than the garment itself. I've made careful note of the 6.45pm start time and have no intention of missing this one too.

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posted by The Safety Officer on 3rd Feb 2011

In the absence of Capt. Harmer, the upstart and formerly respected fell-runner David Holmes took the role of leader upon himself. An auspicious start, straight  into the farmer's garden was followed by a field run, a forest run and then a very "shitey" climb to the trig point. On the way up, we lost Messrs. Holmes and Hawley, the remainder  deciding to have a whip round to pay for Capt Harmer's physio bill, such was the mood of despair! He compounded this by getting lost almost immediately after the trig point. However....the second half of the run took us back to our roots, true Harmersesque values were restored as we battled our way up to Pike Lowe and then back via the girders. So all in all, we agreed, not a bad run really

There is a map of this run, view the post to see it

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