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Thread: Full Tour of Pendle

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceTheSweeper View Post
    Race 39 of 50@50 - MrRTS had a bit of a mare with this one. After a week of 3 18hr days and 2 16hr days with work pressures, straight to bed when getting home and rubbish nutrition he ran this on empty. I have no idea how he finished it but he did.
    I sense a BBC Panorama investigation coming on:

    "The grim face of modern slavery. In a remote Peak District village lives a man whose ruthless employer forces him to work 86 hours over five days, with barely enough food to keep him alive. Then at the weekend he runs 17 miles over hills, moors and bogs in a desperate attempt to raise funds to support disadvantaged youngsters in the poverty-stricken region . . ."
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    I sense a BBC Panorama investigation coming on:

    "The grim face of modern slavery. In a remote Peak District village lives a man whose ruthless employer forces him to work 86 hours over five days, with barely enough food to keep him alive. Then at the weekend he runs 17 miles over hills, moors and bogs in a desperate attempt to raise funds to support disadvantaged youngsters in the poverty-stricken region . . ."
    Haha, If it gets more money for the TTF then that would be great. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Leeds and Tuesday and Thursday in London! Think he is thinking of changing jobs, anyone know a large private house or college that needs an Electrical Engineer specialising in Building Management Systems? Qualified Electrician, Plummer, Heating Servicing? Super cook, handyman, and has a foundation degree in Art haha. Seriously! They have to allow him time to run and eat though ;-)

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    Looking forward to my first crack at this race next week. I've not done many races, the only one I know well is Cader Idris, which I've done every year for 6 or 7 years now. I usually manage about 2 hrs 10 for Cader. Could anyone compare the two races for me in terms of difficulty, terrain etc. Is it realistic to aim for a 3hrs30 -ish FTOP based on my Cader times? Thanks!

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    I've done both races and was 1 hr longer at ToP 1:51 to 2:47 so I think your timings are maybe a bit pessimistic. I would say the terrain is tougher at pendle. The going is generally boggier and one or two very steep grassy descents that can catch you out
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    Thanks - that's good to know. I'll take boggy and grassy over Cader's boulder-strewn slopes any day of the week!

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    There's been quite a lot of landscaping works in the the past 6-9 months so the going in parts may be a lot more solid than previous years. It'll make for some interesting times this year I reckon.

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