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Conor74
2013-09-09 12:38:38
Is there any prize for not bagging summits?
...IMRA run in the Nagles yesterday. Started from Ballyhooley and went up to the east of Knocknaskagh North top before emerging near Knocknaskagh summit itself, could see the cairn, was getting nearer and nearer, 100 metres, 50 metres, 25 metres...and then the trail markings told me to veer right. Right. Away from the cairn. The thought crossed my mind that I should go for it and pick up the run again, but I'd either have had to explain that to the other runners and have them scratching their heads as to why I would want to touch the cairn, or explain it to summit baggers and have them scratching their heads why I wouldn't.

The runners were nearer yesterday, I decided to save face in front of them!

It got worse, we hurtled downhill (cos there is a wonderful trail through the range) and across bog and through forestry and emerged at the top of Corran. Instructions here fairly simply, we had to touch the fence to the masts. Thought at least I'd be right at the highest point and so couldn't but bag it, surely it was just a matter of metres from it. But had hoped for too much, the compound backed into a forestry and even as I touched the fence I could see a higher point at the end of the fence, and I had no doubt but if I touched that I would spot another one.

So all in all a great day for a run. But left without bagging either summit, despite coming so near. So think I have found the inner conflict between summit bagging and mountain running. Now that the IMRA hat is off and the summit bagging back on, wondering should I have just gone for them...
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