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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    4.7 miles, 521ft, 3 hrs exactly. Walking with my mum, who is 85, on the western edge of the beautiful Manifold valley right at the bottom of the Peak District. There was a lengthy lunch stop, and I did take 73 photos, so my Garmin tells me we were only moving for 2hrs and 2 minutes.

    7 degrees C with a cloudless sky and a very light, but cold, breeze from the north. Apart from crossing the roads, we didn't meet or see a single human in the three hours we were out. Village deserted and car park empty

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    85 years old and still so active - lucky lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    85 years old and still so active - lucky lady.
    Yes, but she works hard at it, going down the gym 3 times a week and walking 4-6 miles on the other days if the weather is reasonable.

    If you scrutinise the distance, and ascent, you will see that it's towards the flatter end of the scale. But she does have arthritis in her fingers and back and has had one hip and one knee replaced; I'm not sure what the category above 'hard as nails' is, but on an age-related scale she'd be in it

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    4.76 miles, 2,476 feet, 1 hour 57 minutes: Wansfell Pike, including twice up and once down the race route from/to the kissing gate. A walk - just me. Sunny with some patchy high clouds; a cold wind from the north west. Terrain damp and slippery in places. No frost/ice. I saw about 20 others on the fell, and 1 fellow runner.

    I think I did a PB on the ascents - 21 minutes each time. It usually takes me a couple of minutes longer. The descent - 13 minutes.

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    Good to see the confidence is back that you are able to go out on the hill again Mike.
    Visibility good except in Hill Fog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Good to see the confidence is back that you are able to go out on the hill again Mike.
    Thanks. It is so good to be feeling OK, and to want to do more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Sorry to hear that. It sounds like a classic example of where you concentrate for several hours over difficult terrain, and then relax when back on the easy stuff . . . . Anyway, I hope you manage to get yourself back on the fells before too long.
    I've only ever done an ankle when I was switched off and coasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    I've only ever done an ankle when I was switched off and coasting.
    Well done, Mr B. I wish I had your mental fortitude! I'm sure there are many of us (myself included) who have numerous scars obtained from the last km of benign trail back to the car/van after an arduous run.
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    5.5 miles, 2,037 feet, 2 hours 28 minutes: Wansfell Pike, including along the ridge to the true top and back, and once down the race route to the kissing gate. A walk with my partner. Lovely sunshine, a few high clouds, a cold wind from the north west. Terrain widely frozen and icy. Microspikes carried but not used. Quite a few walkers about, and one runner.

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    10.3 miles, 2,607 feet, 3 hours 8 minutes: around the Roman Ruins, then Loughrigg trails - just me; mainly walking but some gentle slow running. Sunshine, and some clouds catching the highest tops. A cool breeze from the north west. Terrain mainly dry, but firm/icy in places. Quite a few walkers on the main routes.

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