On Saturday I took part in the 2016 Fellsman, a 61 mile ultra marathon across the Yorkshire Dales taking in over 11,000 ft of ascent. It was a brutal but enjoyable event, with some of the toughest terrain I have ever run across.

My full race report will follow in due course but in brief I was extremely pleased to hit a few of my pre-race objectives and finish the race just before 4am Sunday morning, after in 19 hours and 25 minutes out on the course.

I was totally exhausted by the end and as I write this a few days later my legs are slowly coming back to me and I’m piecing together my disjointed memories of the race. As always I had my camera with me and managed to grab a few photos during the race, until Middle Tongue at least when darkness finally fell.

I’ll be back later this week with my usual war and peace digest of what happened. In the meantime hopefully these photos form a nice photo diary of the first 42 miles of the race?