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5 Peaks Challenge Leg 3

Sounds like our hero's had a somewhat damp experience north of the border as they scaled the highest peak of the trip, but everyone made it up and down The Ben to complete the classic 3 peaks in well under the 24 hours, last hears of they where heading for the ferry to Belfast, and while the rest of us are fast asleep they will be thrown out of the coach in Newcastle, Northern Ireland to find the way to the highest peak in The Mountains of Mournes , if they are lucky they will get to the top to spectacular views over the sea as the sun rises on the last day of their challenge

5 Peaks Challenge - Leg 2

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Scafell was the next peak to bagged by our intrepid Shropshire explorers, the easiest route  up England highest peak is to drive round to Wasdale and approach via Brown Tongue, but with a big coach this is not really an option, so Boultons Coaches dropped the runner of under the cover of darkness at a ridiculously early time this morning at The Old Dungeon Gill, top end of Langdale, their approach was via Rossett Gill and Broad Crag with a return journey down The Corridor Route to Borrowdale where the coach was waiting for quick get away to Scotland, as the runners returned breakfast of b

5 Peaks Challenge

Boultons Bus on The Burway

Thursday 25th July saw over 40 Shropshire Runners set off a a repeat of the legendary 1997 Five Peaks Challenge, the aim then, as it is now is to raise thousands of pounds for The Hope House Children's Hospice, In there attempt to raise much needed funds all the runners will have to scale the highest peaks in Wales, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire.

Pontesbury Pictures on the Web

Check out the two links below for photo's from last night fell race, both Alastair Tye and Colin Williamson where out on the hill snapping away, they think they captured everyone, several time by all accounts, although some did not seem so happy about that! Clich on Read More to see the links

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Pontesbury Fell Race

Shropshire's best fell runners turned out tonight for the annual Pontesbury Fell Race, admittedly they were not all on top form, but with Tim Davies, Mike James, Andi Davies and Roland Stafford all going head to head, it has to be one of the best racing fields seen in any Shropshire race other than one of the English or British championships. The leader at the start was Clewdian runner Stanley Charles, but once on the hill the Davies boys went to the front, at the top it was Andi who was first, on the decent Tim took the lead and was push all the way to the line by Mike Jam