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Leaden Boot Challenge 2013

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Setting up at 7am

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Kirsty on the BBQ

1-Guests---Jo-W

Guests at the Manor walking to the start - picture by Jo Wood

5-Richard-and-Phillipa---JoW

Richard and Phillipa - picture by Jo Wood

9-Chris---Jo-W

Chris Frampton and daughter - picture by Jo Wood

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Chris Frampton before the start - picture by Jo Wood

3-Maureen---Jo-W

Maureen - picture by Jo Wood

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Rosie with menu

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Noel and Frank at registration

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The registration team

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A crowd gathers for the Blessing of the Feet service

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Vicar Annie Ballard gives a motivational talk

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Annie in Spring sunshine and blossom

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The holy water is splashed on the boots to a chorus of "Jerusalem"

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So this was Paul's secret!

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A crowd assembles in the car park, ready for the start

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Noel addresses the troops

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The start at 9am

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The walkers go through......

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.......and out of the village

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View from Church Street - picture by Jo Wood

7-Heading-for-Church-Street---Jo-W

...past the George Green - picture by Jo Wood

8-Alex---Jo-W

Alex Lilburn at his fittest - picture by Jo Wood

10-Dave-and-friends---Jo-W

David Lovatt and friends - picture by Jo Wood

11-Richard---Jo-W

Richard Newton gives us a wave - picture by Jo Wood

12-Dot-and-Peter---Jo-W

Peter and Dot share a joke - picture by Jo Wood

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The leaders start snaking up Baley Hill to The Nabs

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Bridgette donates a fiver to the "sponsor a duck" appeal

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Noel addresses the runners

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The runners are off at 10am

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The runners leave the village

St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church - photo by Karl Holden

Route up Baley Hill

Climbing up Baley Hill - photo by Karl Holden

Top of Baley Hill

Baley Hill summit - photo by Karl Holden

Ilam Rock and footbridge

Ilam Rock and footbridge - photo by Karl Holden

Steep Ascent

Says it all !! - photo by Karl Holden

Passing Ilam Church

Walking past the church to Ilam Hall - photo by Karl Holden

Checkpoint 2 at Ilam Hall

Checkpoint 2 at Ilam Hall - photo by Karl Holden

Checkpoint 4 at Grindon

Checkpoint 4 at Grindon - photo by Karl Holden

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Paul Binfield and friend running through Sheen - picture by Jo Wood

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Paul - picture by Jo Wood

15-Rosie-and-Maureen---Jo-W

Rosie and Maureen - picture by Jo Wood

Walking towards Beeston Tor

Walking towards Beeston Tor - photo by Karl Holden

Sheen Hill from Pilsbury

Sheen Hill from Pilsbury - photo by Karl Holden

Heading towards un-manned Checkpoint 7

Walking towards un-manned Checkpoint 7 - photo by Karl Holden

The church at Hartington

The church at Hartington - photo by Karl Holden

Looking back down Narrowdale

Looking back down Narrowdale - photo by Karl Holden

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June Frampton and family at Sheen Hill checkpoint - picture by Jo Wood

17-Ann-and-the-Allen-family---Jo-W

Ann and the Allens - picture by Jo Wood

18-Ruby-and-Millie---Jo-W

Ruby and Millie - picture by Jo Wood

19-Helpers,-Sue,-Susan-and-Cathy---Jo-W

Helpers, Sue, Susan and Cathy - picture by Jo Wood

2-Jean-and-Ernie---Jo-W

Jean and Ernie - picture by Jo Wood

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The first runner returns into Alstonefield

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Damian Thacker comes in first, 7 minutes before the second runner

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Second place goes to Mark Collinson who also ran the whole course the day before!

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Last year's winner, Jonathan Pitts comes in third

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Jonathan, Damian and Mark with organiser, Noel

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A Foot! - picture by Jo Wood

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A new best time for the Leaden Boot

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Friends!

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The first woman home - Tracey Hayward, who also came first last year

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Jenny Mills

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65 year old Jenny has competed in over 150 challenge events and finishes the Leaden Boot in 6 hours 11 minutes

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Just 600m to go! - picture by Jo Wood

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Mark and Wilf - picture by Jo Wood

23-Mark Allen---Jo-W

Mark Allen - picture by Jo Wood

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Wilf Allen - picture by Jo Wood

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Wilf, Jean, Mark and Jo - picture by Jo Wood

26-Ouch---Jo-W

Mark, proud of his blister - picture by Jo Wood

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Ashbourne resident Mark Allen with Jean Allen and Jo Wood

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Alex Lilburn returns with his 40lbs back-pack

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Alex finishes - picture by Jo Wood

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Nick Pope from Butterton was fastest local resident

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Alstonefield's own Paul Binfield finishes in a remarkable 6 hours 3 minutes

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.....and still fresh as a daisy!

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The fastest dog (left) was Biscuit

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Harry gets his own cake on his birthday

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Chris Hornblower waits for his next retiree - picture by Jo Wood

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Bridgette at the bar - picture by Jo Wood

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Gill, Sue and Jean in the kitchen - picture by Jo Wood

31-Liz-and-Richard---Jo-W

Liz and Richard - picture by Jo Wood

32-Stan, Dorothy and Doris - Jo W

Cheerleaders, Stan, Dorothy and Doris - picture by Jo Wood

33-Jean-and-Marie---Jo-W

Jean and Marie serve up - picture by Jo Wood

34-Wendy,-Rob-and-Vicar-Anne---Jo-W

Wendy, Rob and Vicar, Annie - picture by Jo Wood

35-Terry-with-two-runners---Jo-W

Terry (centre) with two runners, winding down! - picture by Jo Wood

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The men from RAYNET - picture by Jo Wood

37-Red---Jo-W

Red - picture by Jo Wood

38-Gordon-and-Son---Jo-W

Gordon and Son - picture by Jo Wood

39-Brian-talking-to-Jonathan-and-Terry---Jo-W

The other photographer (Brian) taking to Jonathan and Terry - picture by Jo Wood

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Brian and Terry - picture by Jo Wood

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Sylvia and Ann with the cakes - picture by Jo Wood

42-David-and-Stan---Jo-W

David Lovatt with Stan - picture by Jo Wood

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The "check-in" and "certificate" team

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Drinks?

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Home-made cakes

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Gill and Ernie at the kitchen sink - picture by Jo Wood

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No Comment! - picture by Jo Wood

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The last "sweepers" arrive back at 8.15pm - a full hour earlier than last year.