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Witches, quakers and fell-runners

It was George Fox, the dissenting 17th century preacher, who was credited with naming, if not founding the Quaker movement, following a vision he is said to have had in 1652.
As we traveled, we came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of it; which I did with difficulty, it was so very steep and high.
At 5am, it was not our Lord which moved me so much as the ungodly chimes of the alarm, heralding the start of another too-early run over Pendle. And while Pendle is not really so high at 557m, I had at least a little empathy for Fox, plodding up through the mist on tired legs in the half light of dawn. What he thought of the trials of the Pendle witches that occurred 40 years before his visit I'm not sure, but while it remains a bleak spot on a wild winter morning, it is at least a rather less macabre prospect for today's fell runners.

But then the mist was below, the sky a little lighter, the angle a little easier and the moon…

Four becks from Braithwaite

The last leg

Running the Cleveland Way

The bit in the middle of Bob

Back on the fells above Borrowdale

First and last light beyond Ravenglass

Carry on regardless

Autumn days above Dunsop

Best and worst of the Bob Graham

Bob Graham - Kirk Fell to Robinson