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    Hobble / Skyline lighter, more runnable option but then Daz is getting older 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba-ba View Post
    Where does that rank compared to Wasdale on the Saturday followed by Holme Moss on the Sunday, which Daz did a few years ago.
    When the Duddon Fell Race was started, it was part of a two-day event: 18-mile fell race on the Saturday, 15-mile orienteering event on the Sunday. There was only one year that I did both, but many people regularly did both.

    Also in that part of the world, Muncaster used to be the day after Ennerdale (at least in some years), and many people did both. Given that Muncaster had such a poor attendance this year, they could try again putting it on the Sunday following a nearby Saturday race, to make it worthwhile for people to travel to West Cumbria for a weekend from far away. If they want it in Spring, maybe the day after Black Combe or Eskdale Elevation?
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    Whats your total to date Darren please?

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    Total number of Slayer t-shirts?

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    I've had a couple of attempts at Fishwicking this year. Most examples have involved cross-country on the Saturday, followed by a Sunday fell race. This is at least as tough a double-fell weekend, as everyone who does XC will probably verify.

    My one attempt at a Fell double went well... the traditional Weasdale Horseshoe/Sedbergh Hills double. A top ten finish at Weasdale, followed by a time I'd have been happy with at Sedbergh even if it wasn't the 2nd race of the weekend.

    The first time I tried it, at the end of 2017, I was petrified of the stiff feeling in my legs, and I think it got into my head. But my few attempts this year have taught me not to be scared of it.

    Got a couple of tough weekends coming up.... an XC/Trigger double, followed closely by an XC/Long Mynd Valleys double.

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    A bit light on Darrens adventures?
    Is everything ok and how is the every event in the calendar book coming on?

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    Daz did a PBR recently which probably explains the absence (unless he doubled up with the Ramsey the next day!)

    I did two races in 17 hours this weekend.... Friday evening the Snowdon Twilight, followed by the Holyhead Mountain Saturday lunchtime... as always, hard work to fit two short sharp races (each taking an hour, give or take a few mins) so close together... the stifling heat probably added to the issues...

    The main issue I had was having no appetite after the first race, feeling pretty rough after a hard race in such heat... was difficult to fuel myself for the second race... even after a visit to the chippy in Holyhead, and a massive supper, I’m ravenous today...

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