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    [QUOTE=molehill;675587]... they will need to have their wits about them in the Beacons.

    They'll also have to have their wits about them in Merthyr Tydfil tomorrow
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    Coming out of Merthyr to find you are "barefoot running" and a local dealer is wearing your trainers. Your GPS tracker is already on ebay and your mum has had a call from your iphone asking for a weekend cash loan 😂.
    Simon Roberts is a local Pontypridd lad so should cruise through ok, as for the rest of them........
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkL View Post
    It's not really a race, is it? It's an executive running holiday. It's an event which allows execs an opportunity to say "When I was on the Dragon's Back race" at dinner parties. The complete lack of vetting for the so-called toughest blah blah is a bit of an indicator - the entry requirement is that you are well-off/stupid enough to pay that much. It's obviously tough and there will be a high drop-out rate,but the number of drop-outs on day one is a testament to how stupid, vain, underprepared, unqualified many of the field are.
    The rest of the running community needs to gave Dragon's back name-droppers the kudos they deserve. For most of them little, if any.
    But if you finish as quite a few did, you do deserve kudos! It's a long way with a lot of hills. Sorts the wheat from the chaff!

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    I'm not being drawn into MarkL comments, either a deliberate troll or just plain stupid with zero understanding of what goes on.
    Look forward to ba-ba commenting on his experience of the whole event, well done to him and a great run, reward for a massive training effort.
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    Dragon's back: A summary in daily finishing positions:
    Day 1: 4th
    Day 2: 4th
    Day 3: 4th (just)
    Day 4: 5th
    Day 5: 20+
    Day 6: 50+
    Overall: 8th

    Good to see Moley on Thursday. Thankfully the pub were persuaded to open for a few hours so I had a half of Jemima.

    If you haven't seen my 'dragon mail' on the tracker, some of it may entertain you. Moat will make little sense depending on your cultural references

    I'll write more about the event and the race when at a keyboard next week!

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    Brilliant from ba-ba...!

    Looks like exactly 90 finished the full race.

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    Looking forward to ba-ba's race report. Well done!

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    Well done ba-ba. Top ten finish - nice one.

    It must have been really gruelling. I find it hard to imagine how tired you must be on the last few days.

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    Given the contrast between ba-ba's performance on days 1-4 and on the last two days, I am wondering what molehill spiked his drink with at that camp near Rhandirmwyn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Given the contrast between ba-ba's performance on days 1-4 and on the last two days, I am wondering what molehill spiked his drink with at that camp near Rhandirmwyn.
    Ha! He admitted to a solitary 1/2 pint of Jemima in the Towy Bridge, whereas when he was on his recce earlier in the year he muttered something about having consumed 6 pints.
    I rest my case that less is not necessarily better, another 5 pints and would have been flying over the Beacons.
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