Sunday, 30 December 2012

Stansted Stagger 2012

I haven't done an ldwa event for a long time (or updated this blog for that matter!) so since Mark decided to bring his clan down for New Year we took the opportunity to do the annual Stansted Stagger.

This year's event was a shade under 24 miles starting and finishing in the Essex village of Stansted Mountfitchet, also passing through Ugley, Quendon, Newport, Debden, Henham and Elsenham.

The weather was kind thankfully but the recent rain made for very muddy fields which became a pain towards the end.

Ugley church (St.Peter's). When I say that I'm not saying it's a poor looking church, it's a church in a village named Ugley, ask a local and it's pronounced "Ooj-ley"
There are a few 'hills' in Essex.

Quendon Church
They paint their cattle in these parts.

This section was a bit of a struggle into the wind.
This picture gives you an idea of the ground conditions.
We got quite close to Stansted Airport.

Postbox in Elsenham in honour of Olympian Ben Maher.

Another one showing the ground conditions.

Mark at the finish.