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    Not a great start today.... Caz (old friend) on the marshals team has just come reversing up the drive to see us in the hire van, straight into the telegraph pole. Pole leaning right over and been trying to sort the van door with club hammer and cable ties. Best report it to electric company, not the first time but I was watching him do it thinking "he's going to stop, oh s***"!
    Apparently Chris Cope is a very fast marathon runner, but not a hill runner, also running bare topped he now has sores on his back from the rucksack. Certainly possible for Simon to take it as today is a bit of a brute on the Beacons - if you are already tired.
    Also hoping Lenny makes it, hell of an achievement at that age, just keep plodding and avoid the cut offs 👍

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    For a Marathon/trail ultra runner, his performances on day 1 and 2 were impressive!
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    My thoughts too, just what Caz said and apparently looking online at comments from his mates he is type 1 diabetic, which again shows what is possible.
    He may make ground on the early road sections today and then see what happens. Been hammering down just now so expect the beacons could be grim!
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    Dot watching, looks like Simon R. has made up a massive amount of ground on Chris Cope this morning (presuming dots are correct place) and Simon has the horrible Gyhirych behind him!
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    Oh no, Simon has a made a massive lead and now he's headed off in completely the wrong direction, coming up to fan y big cp he's headed directly south down the valley!
    He'll kick himself when he realizes, which hopefully is very soon.

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    Unfortunately something has gone awry for SR as he is now shown as DNF for the day.

    Lenny is dragging himself up Corn Du. Three and a half hours to complete the last 14K. Hope he makes it.
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    Has to be injury/illness? Looking at results it's a bit of carnage today. Hope Lenny has it, a steady plod to the end and he should be ok - come on the OAPs 💪💪💪
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    I read somewhere that its a calf/achilles injury/tear/strain....

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    Lenny still going at the back, in the bag now so long as he doesn't fall foul of any cut-off times. He's through Merthyr so that should perk him up!!
    Don't roll with a pig in poo. You get covered in poo and the pig likes it.

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    Indeed. He's now through todays first cut off, and has got 4 hrs to get through to the next, and last one, in 12 miles. Then its down the Taff Trail to the finish.

    He's not at the rear any longer and I know that as he passes fellow runners he'll be geeing them up, as that's the sort of bloke he is.

    He's going to make it!
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