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    I was well out of my comfort zone but found a new friend (thanks Lindsay)and we decided to stick together and get round safely. Thanks to everyone at checkpoints for waiting. I was very glad to come out of the mist and see we were on course for Eel Tarn!

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    That was a good day out, thanks to Dave B and all who helped or stood out on the fells & marshalled in those conditions (and to GeoffB who I believe was on his own in a tent, off the course, with just a radio for company). It might have been a small field but it guaranteed that if I finished I would have, by some way, my highest ever placing in a Lake District race, duly bagged. Proper navigation & a rare day when you know almost half the field by name (rather more by the end of the day). Sign me up for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Hills View Post
    That was a good day out, thanks to Dave B and all who helped or stood out on the fells & marshalled in those conditions (and to GeoffB who I believe was on his own in a tent, off the course, with just a radio for company). It might have been a small field but it guaranteed that if I finished I would have, by some way, my highest ever placing in a Lake District race, duly bagged. Proper navigation & a rare day when you know almost half the field by name (rather more by the end of the day). Sign me up for next year.
    Nice one Paul - actually I'd got my copy of the Guardian to keep me company as well!

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    Well, it's time for this cracking race again - this Saturday. The weather forecast this year is looking considerably better than last year.

    All the race details are here. Let's hope for a big turnout - it should be a grand day out.

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    I would really love to support this race (alas, I said this last year as well), but 3 races in the next 5 weeks means I can't justify another weekend up in the lakes.

    Fantastic route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    Well, it's time for this cracking race again - this Saturday. The weather forecast this year is looking considerably better than last year.

    All the race details are here. Let's hope for a big turnout - it should be a grand day out.
    MrRTS will be there. His Race 7 of 50@50. Beau dog and I will be up at Whin Rigg shouting support to all with camera at the ready. Smile everyone :-) Looks a super and challenging route :-)

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    Yep - I'll be there too. Its a CFR club championship race so hopefully a few blue and white vests will be seen. My plan is simple (based on looking at last years strava traces) - to get from start to finish visting 3 checkpoints en route taking the simplest route possible.

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    general advice from up these parts is........Don't follow Bobster............

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    Thanks to everyone who turned up to run this race on Saturday, in somewhat better weather than last year.

    Dave Jones has written a report, together with results, here.

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    Thanks to you Geoff, Dave and team of helpers. A cracking day, great route with interesting route choices, will be fascinating to see which lines become the most favoured in future years.

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