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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by ydt View Post
    Well done Matt, nice write up. I've never used my bus pass on a long distance solo run yet, I better think of something then!. Yiannis
    Perhaps we should start an exclusive section of "Bus Pass Challenges" for over 60's who incorporate their bus pass on a long solo outing. I'm sure you will think of something!
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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by molehill View Post
    Perhaps we should start an exclusive section of "Bus Pass Challenges" for over 60's who incorporate their bus pass on a long solo outing. I'm sure you will think of something!
    Τhe problem is that Welsh and English passes do not mix!

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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Top man Moley! Those little pond-skittering legs not much use in b*llock high heather by the sounds of it!
    Night running is something very special....the mind becomes a different beast. Well done for wrestling it to the ground.

    Only one problem now...you will not be able to catch your tortoises!!
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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Great stuff ad a grand write up too.
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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    What you're account doesn't say is how far it is for those who don't know the details! It's approx 57 miles with 13/14,000ft of uphill!! Good use of the bus pass by my reckoning moley. What a year you're having. 1st over 60 in the Preseli Beast race too, which must have helped for this.
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    Great to read your account Matt, an awesome acheivement esp. solo unsupported... turning into the hard man of mid-Wales! Catch up soon to hear all about it - love to The Missus!
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    Well, I've travelled a bit and seen some heather in my time, but that post-Milltir Calluna thicket is up there with the worst. And you did it IN THE DARK???

    A testament to your fitness, toughness and determination. Although I do worry a little about your sanity...

    Seriously, a superb effort Moley. A gorgeous route (apart from the aforementioned).

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    Re: Leventon's Line.

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    although i do worry a little about your sanity...

    Rob
    My thoughts exactly rob!! The worse bit....in the dark!! :w00t:
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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy on the hills View Post

    My thoughts exactly rob!! The worse bit....in the dark!! :w00t:
    Speaking in Matt's defence, I will say that if you cannot see what comes next, you feel less intimidated.

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    Re: Leventon's Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by ydt View Post
    Speaking in Matt's defence, I will say that if you cannot see what comes next, you feel less intimidated.
    Thank you Yiannis, it was all a cunning plan to mentally help me through - I am not mad at all

    I did look at the section from Milltir to Geifr once, a good 8 years ago and I remember it being hard but ok (in daylight), I'm sure there were some sheep about then and a few trods, I saw no sheep and little sign of grazing - but heard a lot of grouse which was compensation. I picked up the short trod from the top of Sian-Llwyd, which I remembered, but only as far as the footpath which disects the line. With the intense darkness it was impossible to pick up trods on sight, even when very close by.

    I had never seen the next section from Geifre to the Bwlch, that was very slow navigating (for me) without visibility and I was very annoyed to make the silly mistake at the end and come out at 917229, I had hit the fenceline at about the 582 spotheight and rattled down to the road without checking the spur or bearing of the fence.

    I was that frustrated by it all I nearly bought an GPS when I got home :w00t:
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