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    Fellsman

    Any body going to do this...

    I've just got my entry back, Another in the Montrail series, this one is classified long...



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    Fellsman

    Hi all,

    I've entered the Fellsman on Saturday, and I was wondering what kind of times people were expecting to do it in so I can set a sensible goal for myself.

    I completed 30 miles in about 7hrs (Walk to'Ell and Back if anyone knows it It was actually probably closer to 33miles due to a slight navigational error).

    Based on that, and the fact that, being a lazy sod, my training has been a bit lax (although the carbo loading's going great!) I figured an overall time of 20hrs would be reasonable.

    What do people reckon? Overoptimistic? or the opposite (can't think of the word)?

    Cheers,
    LS

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    20 hrs will put you in the top third of the field based on past years
    Where do you finish normally?

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    OK - so it sounds like 20hrs might be a bit hopeful.

    I tend to be in the top half (by the skin of my teeth).

    Judging by the stats from last year (thanks - you made me look at the website to see if there were stats for last year - obviously not thinking at the moment) that would put me about 22hrs........Assuming no navigational f*ck ups...

    Cheers,
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    Re: Fellsman

    Quote Originally Posted by LazySod View Post
    OK - so it sounds like 20hrs might be a bit hopeful.

    I tend to be in the top half (by the skin of my teeth).

    Judging by the stats from last year (thanks - you made me look at the website to see if there were stats for last year - obviously not thinking at the moment) that would put me about 22hrs........Assuming no navigational f*ck ups...

    Cheers,
    LS
    If you can keep a good BG pace up you could manage it around 18-20 hours easily. There alot less climbing than the BG. I did it many years ago in walking boots in 20 hours.

    Any one been over Fleet Moss recently? thats the key get over to Cray before dark if possible.

    We have sort of set our selves the target of 17-18 hours weather and legs permitting but would be happy just to finish as part of our BG training.

    We are going up Friday night and sleeping in the school. Any one else going up?

    Ian

    Looks like a rainy start brightening up after dinner but windy.

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    Just had a look at the LDWA site, and the tip there is to get to Fleet Moss before the grouping point.

    As for target - my real target is to finish without crying, but I'll probably need a bit of a time target to keep me moving in the second half. From past experience I generally fade after the 30 mile mark.

    Talking about groups - once you get grouped are you in those groups for the rest of the event?

    Cheers for the answers,
    LS

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    Re: Fellsman

    The real tip is getting across fleet moss and to hell gap with out too many navigational hick ups...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LazySod View Post
    Just had a look at the LDWA site, and the tip there is to get to Fleet Moss before the grouping point.

    As for target - my real target is to finish without crying, but I'll probably need a bit of a time target to keep me moving in the second half. From past experience I generally fade after the 30 mile mark.

    Talking about groups - once you get grouped are you in those groups for the rest of the event?

    Cheers for the answers,
    LS
    Yes I'd go with that. you don't want to get held up crossing Fleet Moss. Once you are at Cray you've cracked it, That said , I packed in at Cray in '85 or 86 after heavy rain for 10 hours it was hell.

    if you take 20 hours you will probably be grouped until finish but if you are longer then at a road checkpoint they can de-group you at dawn.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by saz View Post
    The real tip is getting across fleet moss and to hell gap with out too many navigational hick ups...
    Saz is the grid ref correct for Hell gap, You never had to go so far north when I did it last.

    The real Hell Gap is on Gilbert Lane not at Stake Moss. I make it about 1 mile out
    Ian

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    If Robin Price is entered and anywhere near you stick like glue to him over Fleet Moss - he knows it like the back of his hand!

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