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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Yes, well done to both of you. Very swift times. Sorry I missed it.
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    They did really well - an awesome run from both of them. They were together until about Kirk Fell, then split up: there were plenty of pacers so that wasn't an issue. I joined Chris for leg 5, & he was still going strong apart from slowing down a bit on the steep downhill bits, & the usual mental vagueness. Usual for knackered runners I mean, not usual for Chris! Conditions were actually pretty good I think - I was up on the fells most of the day myself. There was a bit of a cold wind, but not quite enough to slow you down significantly, & it would have been behind them on leg 2. It was warmer on leg 5 than during the day, as the wind dropped completely. One or two short snow showers, but not amounting to much, & little on the ground apart from helpful hardpack on the Scafell Pike bouldery bits. They had good visibility nearly all day. I'm sure Chris will write something up for his blog once he's back in working order.
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    I was beginning to doubt it was very wintery round, having been up on Leg 3 today. But then I took the direct line up from Rosset to bowfell... The dogs and I were climbing on iced grass towards the top and I was needing to kick steps in the thankfully hard snow. Ice axe and some crampons would have been more helpful than two mutts and fell shoes - far too 'interesting', I'm not sure how the dogs made some of the sections I was too busy concentrating on myself, other sections they were shoved up - too committing to retrace our steps. Which was did folks take? Because very sensibly there were no footprints on the line I took (straight up from the wee cairn) - I was glad to see there were lots of fell running footsteps on the rest of the lines. Good effort all round.
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    I don't know these guys, but having trained more this year on the route I'm somewhat in awe of anyone that achieves this, but anything around 20 hours is brilliant! Well done those guys!
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Spoken to Caz, he's fine but legs a bit stiff - because he hasn't done enough big hill work! He got his daffodill round and managed to put his "stripeys" on for the final road section, there's a photo somewhere apparently, which must be worth seeing :sneaky:.
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Spoken to Caz, he's fine but legs a bit stiff - because he hasn't done enough big hill work! He got his daffodill round and managed to put his "stripeys" on for the final road section, there's a photo somewhere apparently, which must be worth seeing :sneaky:.
    The photo is on Wynn's Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Navigator View Post
    The photo is on Wynn's Facebook page.
    He ran the road dressed like that, I was glad it was dark
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Great work both. Typical of Chris to 'have a go' at short notice and pull of a pretty damn good time. Thanks for everyone keeping us posted - great stuff.

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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by Baggins View Post
    He ran the road dressed like that, I was glad it was dark
    I brought him those all the way from Australia - to match my pair. Roll on the Meiri round, may be an opportunity for us both to "dress up" for the cold!!!
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    Re: 14th April BG attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by The Navigator View Post
    The photo is on Wynn's Facebook page.
    Can someone post the URL? He dressed after leaving Honister & by the the time we made the Moot Hall he'd already changed, so I didn't see him in his pomp.
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