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    BG Attempt 17/18th May 2013

    All right then as people are throwing their hat into the ring so to speak on a Bob Graham for a 2013 attempt i might as well throw mine in too.
    Having thought about attempting the BG challenge since 2007 i think its about time i give it a go. Over the last few years i have been getting myself familiar with what is involved in under taking the challenge, plenty of recces helping out on a few attempts and getting some sound advice from people that have already completed the BG in the past one such person was the late Bill Smith.
    So i plan to go on the Friday 17th May starting at 7pm on a clockwise round & at the moment i have got half a team together with logistics also sorted. So if anyone wants to join in the fun on some recces or be part of the pacing & naving on the attempt just get in touch dont be shy.:thumbup:

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    Mark.

    Count me in for round and recces.

    Can carry and/or nav any leg - bit rusty on L4 though.

    Andy
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    Re: BG Attempt 17/18th May 201

    Cheers Andy,
    Great to here from you, and hope all is going well with your running will be in touch.

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    Mark.

    Count me in for round and recces.

    Can carry and/or nav any leg - bit rusty on L4 though.

    Andy

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    Re: BG Attempt 17/18th May 201

    I'm up for recces and helping out on your attempt. Should be able to book it in now and keep it free. I'm also hoping to have a go next year too - not committed to a date yet though.

    Jack

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    Re: BG Attempt 17/18th May 201

    Hi Jack
    That would be great & welcome to the team. Also let me know when you plan your attempt & i will gladly return the favour, will be in touch. :thumbup:

    Mark

    Quote Originally Posted by jackd View Post
    I'm up for recces and helping out on your attempt. Should be able to book it in now and keep it free. I'm also hoping to have a go next year too - not committed to a date yet though.

    Jack

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    Re: BG 17/18th May 2013

    I'm thinking of going this weekend too
    or possibly 24th/25th
    I went first weekend in June last year and only just got down off Blencathra before it went dark, off a 6:45pm start
    so I was thinking of starting at 6:30pm
    'course I'll be on a 23:59 schedule, so if you're going for sub-20 you'll be fine
    Scramble the rock face through the glare of morning sun to run

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    Re: BG 17/18th May 2013

    Hi Daz
    I had thought about the 24th/25th as well but decided against it as it is the bank holiday weekend, and as we know it can be quite busy in the lakes at that time. Another reason for attempting the BG in May is that if the weather is against you (as we know it can be:thunbdown and you have to re-schedule your attempt, it gives you plenty of time to arrange another date.
    If you are wanting to do some recces let me know.

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    Re: BG 17/18th May 2013

    i'll be up for some recces/training and helping out on your attempt!! Always free at weekends. And live in threlkeld too, brews at mine.

    cheers lee.

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    Re: BG 17/18th May 2013

    Cheers Lee that would be great, i will give you a shout when im doing a recce next. Good to have another brew stop in Threlkeld as well, i was at Kenny Stuarts house having a brew a few weeks back.:thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by keswick Toast View Post
    i'll be up for some recces/training and helping out on your attempt!! Always free at weekends. And live in threlkeld too, brews at mine.

    cheers lee.

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    Re: BG 17/18th May 2013

    For anybody that is interested i have just updated my blog with some recent BG recces. I know that blogs are not everybodys cup of tea, but it might be interesting for others that might be or thinking about undertaking the Bob Graham challenge. It is my intention to keep the blog updated through to my attempt in May, and any comments and feed back is much appreciated:thumbup:
    http://adventuresofafellrunner.blogspot.co.uk/

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