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    Nearly there Lenny, final few hundred metres and bound to receive loads of applause. He'll remember this as the longest final 10k of his life.
    Brilliant effort, time for a beer and some sleep.

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    Never mind about a new Prince of Wales, we've got a new king, King Lenny.

    An awesome achievement and inspirational for us oldies. He's just messaged me and we are having a beer in Llani next weekend.

    Fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    Never mind about a new Prince of Wales, we've got a new king, King Lenny.

    An awesome achievement and inspirational for us oldies. He's just messaged me and we are having a beer in Llani next weekend.

    Fantastic.
    That is impressive. They were l-o-n-g days in the hills. Well done Lenny.

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    The race director's report, with interesting sections about the bad weather on day 1 and the death of the Queen. https://www.dragonsbackrace.com/news...7245-110731629

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    Day 3 ending and 4 women runners in the top 10, good running from them. These days I don’t know any of the competitors names, so don’t follow anyone but look in out of interest, results look like it is quite attritional , due to conditions I guess.
    Tomorrow evening they are in the village here, so I’m hoping to catch up with a few mates in the pub, they are volunteering as usual, but I guess a few runners may be tempted by a cold pint after a swim in the river!
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    I am not 100% sure but I think runner 161 is BillJ of this parish. A Calder Valley member who ran the Fantasy Fellrunning.

    If it is you, all the best Bill.
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    Great couple of hours in the pub last night catching up with old friends, loads of nostalgia!
    The volunteers were thirsty and enjoyed a few pints. My mate Paul (another ex Llani boy) on the first day carted 12.5K litres of water to the campsite, fetched it all in bowsers from a hydrant. That's 12.5 tons of water for everyone, gives an idea of the logistics involved in one simple thing.
    Hard graft for the runners and no let up in the heat before Cardiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llani Boy View Post
    I am not 100% sure but I think runner 161 is BillJ of this parish. A Calder Valley member who ran the Fantasy Fellrunning.
    If it is you, all the best Bill.
    Thanks Llani Boy, it was indeed me.
    The heat was attritional - trying to cope with that while exerting enough to get through the cutoffs was key.
    I'm impressed with the thought that has gone into planning the route - they could easily have taken the race on a lot of roads but instead found seldom-used paths and small back lanes for much of it.
    "And the winds blow and the sky looks cool / So I make my home in the clouds"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillJ View Post
    Thanks Llani Boy, it was indeed me.
    The heat was attritional - trying to cope with that while exerting enough to get through the cutoffs was key.
    I'm impressed with the thought that has gone into planning the route - they could easily have taken the race on a lot of roads but instead found seldom-used paths and small back lanes for much of it.
    Congratulations on finishing Bill, 18th overall and 1st M55.

    You slayed the Dragon
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    For anyone interested in such things, I penned a few lines (a lot of lines actually) on my Dragons Back race experience...
    https://medium.com/@billjohnson_3064...3-c53a0e4052ab
    "And the winds blow and the sky looks cool / So I make my home in the clouds"

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