Hikers shocked to find man jogging in birthday suit
A group of female hikers were shocked to find a naked man running ahead of them.
The group of women were hiking 24 miles when the man ran past them with just socks, boots and a watch.
Passing them, he shouted, “It’s quiet up there.”
Personal trainer Mia Oldroyd led the group of 20 women at the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. She said they had tackled Pen-y-ghent and Whernside and were heading towards Ingleborough in the Dales when they encountered the man.
“It confused my friend Kate who ordered us to jump into a bush,” Mia said.
“But he seemed quite friendly, even if it was a bit strange.
“It must have frozen.”
Helen Newall, one of the hikers, added: “It was approaching sunset and quite chilly – he certainly wasn’t shy though.
“One of the girls commented that he couldn’t have run around much naked judging by his white buttocks and legs.”
Steve Clough of Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team urged others not to follow the man’s lead.
He said: “With winter approaching, we advise walkers and runners visiting the Yorkshire Dales to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions.”