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    I've often thought it would be really interesting to run a Lakeland Classic in early fell running gear. Hobnail boots, tweed jacket etc, the clothing Bob Graham would have worn. Which begs the question, would it pass a modern day kit check?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheezing donkey View Post
    Well Simon, us old grumps have the authoritative answers on those three topics;-

    Clogs with iron carkers
    Helly Hansen oilskins, as per the 1880 originals
    Brass hurricane lamps - carried aloft in the R hand .... none of this noncey strapping it to your head business.

    Somewhat disappointed with you being tempted to peek at that Bookface malarkey ... really undermines your street cred.
    I wear clogs for work but mine have rubber soles.

    Came from Walkley clogs down Calder Valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Clough View Post
    I've often thought it would be really interesting to run a Lakeland Classic in early fell running gear. Hobnail boots, tweed jacket etc, the clothing Bob Graham would have worn. Which begs the question, would it pass a modern day kit check?
    Now you've hit on something there old chap!
    We could have a forum versus FB challenge race, us in Bob Graham kit and the FB young pups in whatever consensus decision is reached as to best socks/shoes/shorts/vest/wicking layer/top layer/windproof/waterproof/hat/glove/bumbag/torch/food/drinking system/whistle for the event.

    To make it fair, when the gun goes, we'll be off in our hobnails whilst the pups will don one item at a time once the FB suggestions have reached consensus for that item and so on.

    A proper Bob Graham challenge for the 21st century!
    I am Kuno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Now you've hit on something there old chap!
    We could have a forum versus FB challenge race, us in Bob Graham kit and the FB young pups in whatever consensus decision is reached as to best socks/shoes/shorts/vest/wicking layer/top layer/windproof/waterproof/hat/glove/bumbag/torch/food/drinking system/whistle for the event.

    To make it fair, when the gun goes, we'll be off in our hobnails whilst the pups will don one item at a time once the FB suggestions have reached consensus for that item and so on.

    A proper Bob Graham challenge for the 21st century!
    Excellent Wheeze!

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    What length of nails should I use for the Bob Graham though? What would the best hammer to hit them with? Should the pattern on my shirt be horizontal or vertical stripes?
    Important questions to ask, along with ‘when does the nurse come round again?’

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    Being a contrary cuss, I always race in diagonal stripes!
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    Fireworks popping off everywhere? Next thing will be carol singers
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    Fireworks in Draughton? what next, hope your move went well Andy

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    Consumers spent £497 million on fireworks last weekend, all that cash up in smoke could have done a lot of good to for a lot of people, children in need comes to mind for example
    The older I get the Faster I was

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    Age concern more like!
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