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    Ricky Lightfoot record at

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    The Strava Run page on facebook posted yesterday that Ricky plans on having a go at the BG record next year. Is this the first time someone has explicitly gone after Billy Bland's time?

    https://m.facebook.com/StravaRun/

    The rekindling of elite interest in the BG, and the other long distance rounds, has been great to watch. Long may it continue.
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    I'm not on FB, there's a piece on Strava - http://stories.strava.com/the-fells
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    Jebby went this year, and I've heard rumour of a few other racing snakes thinking about fast attempts next year.
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    Very brave to put it out there, but he's definitely got the talent, drive and local knowledge to do it if anyone can.

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    I would love to see someone have a real go at it. Of all the current possibles, Ricky has the ability, and the knowledge. Why not?
    I'm only surprised that he hasn't had a go at something possibly more achievable e.g Borrowdale fell race record. He has come closest in recent years.

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    This is great news! looking forward to next year now!

    Will he use a guide!?
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    I'm available....... 200 for the first leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennings View Post
    I'm available....... 200 for the first leg
    2hrs 18 mins is record pace for leg 1. How many people can do that? If he paid me 200 he'd be asking for his money back. I'd be dropped by lattrigg gate and I reckon after 2hrs 18mins I'd be stumbling lost somewhere on mungrisedale common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba-ba View Post
    Jebby went this year, and I've heard rumour of a few other racing snakes thinking about fast attempts next year.
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