Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Lasting Memento


As promised the tale of a tattoo

Tenacious readers may recall that  back in 2008 Mr Uhdd and his running buddy, Laidbackfellrunner ran a ‘Bob Graham Round’, a Lakeland fell running challenge, 42 peaks, in 24hours

The event starts and finishes at the Moot Hall in Keswick.

Here is Laidbackfellrunner, as he slams home into the doors of the Moot Hall, completing his run in  22 hrs and 14min.


The event was memorable to say the least, and just to ensure the memory remains indelible, Laidbackfellrunner has commissioned a tattoo as a visual reminder, here it is.

The Moot Hall in all its glory


Read all about it.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “A Lasting Memento

  1. Ow, ow ow! Church indeed.

    Thank goodness fellrunners don’t go haring over hill and dale in the South. Imagine if the challenge had ended at the Houses of Parliament–the tat would run clear around his ribs.


  2. Impressive, but I really don’t like tattoos! xx

  3. Promise me that’s a Photoshop job, please!

  4. I have seen some tattoos in my day, but I think this one is one of the most amazing…..in both good and bad ways. It is amazingly well done, it looks amazingly painful to have had it done. After 22 hours of running, though, I imagine it was easy.

  5. wow! that can’t be real, can it???!

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