Sunday, 6 April 2014

Weekend Special: The 4 Inns

The 4 Inns is a race/walk (~40 miles) between Holmbridge and Buxton predominantly for Scout groups but also open to the public.

The Lego Mountain Rescue Team joined around one-hundred other teams and followed team 48 'DMRT Venus' around the course for the day and managed to capture some of the events along the way...

With a starting time of 0646 there was a last minute review of the route and then time to get some down time and rest.

Last minute planning the night before 'the off'

Time to get some shut-eye
An early start stocking up on energy for the long day ahead and then checking through the kit.

A good breakfast and a cuppa to start the day.
Lining up for the kit check
An hour in and making good headway to the first check point and then onwards to Black Hill and Crowden.
Crossing the stile in style at Skye
Having a rest at Soldier's Lump on Black Hill
Posing by the results board in Crowden
 Up onto the very wet Bleaklow...

It got very wet on Bleaklow
Making friends with Group 56 "Georgina's crew" on Bleaklow
Checking out the wreckage on Bleaklow
Checking in in at Snake, Edale and Chapel
A quick re-fuelling at Snake

Playing with Derby MRT at Edale checkpoint

'Cheking the Map' at Chapel-en-le-Frith

Almost home Chapel - Whitehall - the Cat and Fiddle

A quick stop at Whitehall

There's always time for a game of pool - at the Cat & Fiddle

17 hours and 31 minutes later and the team arrived in Buxton, thanks to all the other teams, supporters, organisers, marshals, mountain rescue teams, first aid teams, the checkpoint staff and all those wishing us well.

A well earned cup of tea
Time to replenished the lost sugar!
Thanks for reading!

For more information about the 4 inns check out the official website http://www.fourinnswalk.org


A special thank you to Sophie Tunnicliff, Vicky Green, Helen Jefferies and Kaysia Gale for letting the Lego Team join them for the day.

3 comments:

  1. Great work and congratulations to the Lego team and their supporters.

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  2. Fantastic Blog Keep-Up The Good Work

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