When An Olympic Course Isn’t An Olympic Course
Folks I don’t know what to make of this as I can’t exactly see where these pictures were taken. I pass them on for interest only. But they would appear to show an unannounced extension of the cross-country Olympic route – right through the acid-grassland and directly over two of the Anglo-Saxon tumuli (note the little bump by the kink in the fence):
Now, I find it hard to believe that anyone would have sanctioned this – I mean I know the tumuli were well and truly ransacked in the 18th century, but I am positive that no one would actually route horses directly over them. No one. Surely.
UPDATE: Darryl at 853 has kindly gone over to see it and tells me that they’re just walking the horses through there and around the tumuli. Phew. Thanks Darryl.
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