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    Long Mynd Valleys 4th Feb

    I know I asked this on the old forum but all the info's lost :-(

    I know the area quite well but don't know the exact route of the Valleys race......has anyone got details of CPs etc? Want to go and recce it over the next couple of weeks.
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    Longmynd Valleys Checkpoints


    Start/Finish :608787Checkpoint 1 :592779Jonathans hollow stream jnct'nCheckpoint 2 :592779Ashes Hollow stream jnct'nCheckpoint 3 :592779Minton BatchCheckpoint 4 :592779Minton Batch stream jnct'nCheckpoint 5 :592779Callow summitCheckpoint 6 :592779Yearlet summit

    This is all on mercia's website.
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    Brilliant, thanks Invisible.

    Was up there on Sunday....ran into 3 Mercia runners who offered to take me around the route but I didn't have time But I might try and get out there next weekend instead.

    Strange that, I never seem to be able to view Mercia site properly. I'm using Firefox rather than IE.....is this why?
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    Their website seems to be back up now. It was down for ages last year.

    www.merciafellrunners.co.uk

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    In fact Juicer, it is a Firefox v IE issue!! I'm not as daft as I look

    Mercia site doesn't work properly in Firefox - can see Clee details but no others!

    Right, I'll go and get the 1:25000 map and study the route
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Juicer View Post
    Their website seems to be back up now. It was down for ages last year.

    www.merciafellrunners.co.uk

    (teaching granny to suck eggs)
    Although it hasn't been updated for a long time!

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    Ach, just noticed that the CP grid refs don't look quite right!! Not unless they're all in the same place?!?

    (or am I just being stupid?)
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    Long Mynd

    Does anyone know anything about this race? 11.5 m 4500' is it as tough as it sounds!?
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    Re: Long Mynd

    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Does anyone know anything about this race? 11.5 m 4500' is it as tough as it sounds!?
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    In a word........YES!!!

    The big thing about this race is that the tough climbs all come at the end.....so plenty of people go flying off at speed and then find they have nothing left in the tank for the last 3 hills.

    Get yourself over and have a recce if you can. If you want any navigational tips, feel free to ask. it's a great race, you really must do it!

    I'm not doing it Trogging and Winter Hilling this weekend instead.
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    Re: Long Mynd

    Cheers for the response
    Winter hill was the other race i was thinking of but long Mynd it will be!
    No chance of getting over for a reccee before so am going to have to hope its an easy enough route to follow on the day unfortunatley.
    Are there many route variations or is it quite simple? Quite new to fell running and dont have the best sense of direction!

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