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    Roger Baumeisters double

    Does anyone have any information on Roger Baumeister's Double BG. I was interested if he went CW/ACW or the Spinks out and back route. If both rounds were under 24 hours or if it was a quick one followed by a slow one?

    I have a vague memory that he did a sub 24 hour round CW then L1 again to Threlkeld then stopped for a rest, but i might be getting mixed up.

    Edit, just found this.
    http://www.dpfr.org.uk/uploads/pages/files/80/10_years-all.pdf

    He did the out and back to Yewbarrow, then out and back to Yewbarrow route that Spinks did.


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    Surely a round is as described.

    Out and back is not in the sprint of the challenge.
    Weather, terrain and other factors are all affected.

    Don't call it a BG if you don't do it as a ROUND.

    Think of a new name please.
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    Anyone fancying a couple of laps can go whichever way they like and call it whatever they please imho

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    Why did you start your BG at the Hall then?

    You followed tradition.

    Which is my point.

    If you do it differently call it something new.
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    Surely, 'The Round' applies to the one lap.

    To do a double is, in itself, to defy tradition and take the matter to another level; good on them whatever they want to call it.


    QUOTE=Stagger;635206]Why did you start your BG at the Hall then?

    You followed tradition.

    Which is my point.

    If you do it differently call it something new.[/QUOTE]
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    Ok, I stand corrected.
    A double is what ever you want.
    And in any direction.
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    There's no formal definition for any of the extended rounds: 50@50; etc, presumably Fred Rogerson and his contemparies didn't consider that it would happen with any regularity. There have been a few membership applications using extended rounds, generally handled under rule 11 of the Club's rules.

    As far as a double round goes, it can be done howsoever the individual decides though if it is to be used for club membership application then it should include a standard sub 24hr round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyblackett View Post
    Does anyone have any information on Roger Baumeister's Double BG. I was interested if he went CW/ACW or the Spinks out and back route. If both rounds were under 24 hours or if it was a quick one followed by a slow one?

    I have a vague memory that he did a sub 24 hour round CW then L1 again to Threlkeld then stopped for a rest, but i might be getting mixed up.


    Edit, just found this.
    http://www.dpfr.org.uk/uploads/pages/files/80/10_years-all.pdf

    He did the out and back to Yewbarrow, then out and back to Yewbarrow route that Spinks did.


    I'm pretty sure that Nicky copied his route. I think the rational was based on support at Wasdale being easier. Plus it was a (tiny) bit easier mentally.

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    comprehensive account of Rogers Double Whateveryouwanttocallit here:
    http://steviebstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2...ob-graham.html
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    Didn't the guy who won the spine have a go at a double earlier in the year, but pick a terrible weekend for it so bailed out?

    My 2 penneth: - A double in terms of visiting every summit twice, but not 2 'rounds' by definition - so call it a 'Double BG' but not a 'Double BG round'?

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