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Leaden Boot Challenge - 2012

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vicar, Annie Ballard in the Old School Garden

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Over 70 attend the vicar's blessing of the feet" service (photo Brian Ross)

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Banner on the village hall (photo by Cath Sinclair)

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The vicar gets down to work, sprinkling holy water

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Some "locals" look on with amusement

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Dot and son, Peter discuss tactics with Jani, one of the marshals of CP3 Slade House

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Vicar, Annie Ballard with her bucket of "holy water"

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Annie shares a joke with Noel

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David Lovatt and Frank Yates

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Jo and Sue

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Matt and Francis stick together

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The staff in the BBQ tent, Bridgette and Kirsty

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Ian and Christine with CP8 marshal, Sue

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all smiles at the start

(photo Amanda Sowter)

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The walkers assemble, just before the start (photo Brian Ross)

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......and they're off - the vicar in the lead! (photo Brian Ross)

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The walkers head out of the village on a warm and sunny morning (photo Brian Ross)

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After the rush!

2012 05 27 006 Climbing Baley Hill

Climbing Baley Hill (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 007 The Nabs

The Nabs (photo Steve Maynard)

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Descending the steep Nabs (photo Cath Sinclair)

2012 05 27 010 Descent into Nabs Dale

Descent into Nabs Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 011 Descent into Nabs Dale

Descent into Nabs Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

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The string of early walkers snaking their way to the top of Baley Hill

2012 05 27 016 Ilam Rock

Ilam Rock (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 019 Dovedale Wood and Thorpe Cloud

Dovedale Wood and Thorpe Cloud (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 027 Musden Wood, as seen from Bunster

Musden Wood from Bunster (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 028 NT sign on Bunster

(photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 032 Ilam Cross

Ilam Cross (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 033 Ilam

Ilam (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 038 Checkpoint 2 - Ilam Hall

Ilam CP2 (photo Steve Maynard)

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Meg at Ilam (picture by Ian Royle)

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Ilam checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Iam checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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The Stickland tribe at Ilam (picture by Ian Royle)

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Ilam checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

2012 05 27 049 Rushley

Rushley (photo Steve Maynard)

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Musden Wood (photo Warren Elkes)

2012 05 27 052 Wild garlic in Musden Wood

Wild garlic in Musden Wood (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 053 Wild garlic in Musden Wood

Wild garlic in Musden Wood (photo Steve Maynard)

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Approaching CP3 Slade House (photo Alan Philip)

2012 05 27 054 Checkpoint 3 - Slade House

CP3 (photo Steve Maynard)

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CP3 (photo Alan Philip)

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CP3 (photo Alan Philip)

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CP3 (photo Alan Philip)

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CP3 (photo Alan Philip)

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CP3 (photo Alan Philip)

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Leaving Slade House (photo Alan Philip)

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The path to Throwley (photo Warren Elkes)

2012 05 27 068 Old Throwley Hall

Old Throwley Hall (photo Steve Maynard)

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Towards Beeston Tor (photo Cath Sinclair)

2012 05 27 075 Approaching Beeston Tor

Approaching Beeston Tor (photo Steve Maynard)

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Jonathan Pitts is first person to return (photo Brian Ross)

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Jonathan receiving his certificate from Noel (photo Brian Ross)

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Stev Temple comes in 2nd - winner last year (photo Brian Ross)

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Dave Chaffey takes 3rd, 30 minuts behind! (photo Brian Ross)

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Dave, Jonathan and Steve (photo Brian Ross)

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First female home - Tracey Hayward (photo Brian Ross)

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After some runners have completed the course, others are still out there. Approaching Sheen Hill

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Local lad, Alex Lilburn and Oliver Corentin - fastest walkers (photo Brian Ross)

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First dog home, Jasper (photo Brian Ross)

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Jo Wood (main photographer) and Mum, Jean

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2012 05 27 093 Cow at Grindon

Cow! (photo Steve Maynard)

coming into Grindon

Coming into Grindon (photo Amanda Sowter)

2012 05 27 094 Checkpoint 4 - Grindon

Approaching CP4 Grindon (photo Steve Maynard)

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Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Margaret filling water jugs at Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Francis and Matt at Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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No time for relaxing - surely! Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Grindon checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Sally arriving at Grindon (picture by Ian Royle)

2012 05 27 106 Sugarloaf, as seen from Ossoms Hill

Sugarloaf from Ossams Hill (photo Steve Maynard)

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Descending towards Wetton Mill (photo Cath Sinclair)

2012 05 27 128 Mine workings on Ecton Hill

The old Engine House, Ecton Hill (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 133 Checkpoint 5 - Ecton

CP5 Ecton (photo Steve Maynard)

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CP5 Ecton

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Ian at CP5 fighting to record all the numbers

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Brecky at CP5 fighting to fill cups with drink

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..... but still time for a smile and wave.

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Rob Wood arrives at CP5

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George Wood arrives at CP5

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Ecton checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Christine at Ecton (picture by Ian Royle)

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Ecton checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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Ecton checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

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A queue at Ecton checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

2012 05 27 139 Hollow Farm

Hollow Farm (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 144 The route to Townend

(photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 147 The Manifold

River Manifold (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 153 Sheen Hill

Sheen Hill from Townend (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 155 Weslevan Chapel, Sheen

Weslyan Chapel, Sheen (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 169 Flowering gorse on Sheen HIll

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Climbing around Sheen Hill

2012 05 27 170 Checkpoint 6  - Sheen Hill

CP6 Sheen Hill (photo Steve Maynard)

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Chris H, at CP6, Sheen Hill

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Leaving CP6 to go down the track to Pilsbury

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Raynet communications operative enjoying the sun

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Sponges and water came in very useful

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Sheen Hill checkpoint 1 (picture by Ian Royle)

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Sheen Hill checkpoint 2 (picture by Ian Royle)

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Sheen Hill checkpoint 3 (picture by Ian Royle)

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Sheen Hill checkpoint 4 (picture by Ian Royle)

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2012 05 27 173 Path to Pilsbury - spot the difference since last year

The new improved track down to Pilsbury (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 183 Broadmeadow Hall

Broadmeadow Hall (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 187 Looking back at Sheen Hill and the track down to Pilsbury

Looking back up the Pilsbury track to Sheen Hill (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 190 Checkpoint 7

Approaching the unmanned CP7 (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 207 Church at Hartington, ready for the Jubilee

Hartington Church (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 208 Hartington

Hartington (photo Steve Maynard)

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Hartington checkpoint (picture by Ian Royle)

2012 05 27 214 The route to Beresford Dale

Approaching Beresford Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 220 Pike Pool, Beresford Dale

The Pike Pool, Beresford Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

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Narrowdale Hill and hamlet (photo Cath Sinclair)

2012 05 27 229 View near Beresford Dale

view near Beresford Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 231 Narrowdale Hill and hamlet

Narrowdale Hill and hamlet (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 236 Looking back down Narrowdale

Narrow Dale (photo Steve Maynard)

2012 05 27 238 Alstonefield beckons

Alstonefield beckons..... (photo Steve Maynard)

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A welcoming sight (photo Cath Sinclair)

2012 05 27 240 The end is in sight

A wonderful sight - the finish!!! (photo Steve Maynard)

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Local lad, Tyler Frampton (photo Brian Ross)

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Tyler gets a cool-down

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Noel Peat (chief organiser) and son

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Tea and cakes are served

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Dorothy and Sue

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Stan and Doris in perfect position for the applause

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Selina greets hubby, Matt

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Rob Wood finishes with First Responders

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The registration and check-in team

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The First Responders kept close to activities, just in case of an emergency

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David and Francis ready for their pie supper

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The Raynet control team

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Youngest participant, Frank (age 11) with Dad completes the whole course

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....and proud he should be. He has just finished one of the toughest marathons in Britain.

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Paul and Tony, the last sweepers to return (photo Brian Ross)

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Ouch! (photo Amanda Sowter)