WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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Many LRE ob­sta­cles are col­lo­qui­ally named af­ter in­struc­tors, re­call­ing in­fa­mous in­ci­dents past, but we strug­gled to glean the grisly de­tails.

Round­ing ‘Tony’s Cor­ner’ at Hale­wood, Mal Dut­ton says: “I don’t know the true story be­hind it, but there is ob­vi­ously a story some­where.” I ask if he’s be­ing diplo­matic. “I am,” he says, nod­ding. Phil Sut­ton lets slip how ‘Gre­gory’s Hill’ at Soli­hull got its name, but we’re sworn to se­crecy.

Howard White tells me East­nor is home to ‘Paulo’s Panic’ and ‘Alf’s Hole’, but won’t elab­o­rate. Be­fore tack­ling our treach­er­ous back­wards as­cent, I sug­gest that ‘Howard’s Hill’ has a nice ring. “Not to­day,” he says, dead­pan.

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