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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Deek View Post
    everyone sometimes has a bad day or decides to prob just have a plod round

    .......I don't think so. Are you new to competitive fell running.
    what eh
    what are you talking about
    so you have never had a bad day

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by slowcoach View Post
    Think I took a poor line off checkpoint 3 (Stickle Pike). I doubled back as it shows on the route map but I'm sure there must have been a quicker way down. Must reccie before next years race.
    I did pretty much the same. DazH & the rather lovely Jane Reedy (I think I've got that the right way round) were just ahead of me as we approached Stickle Pike, but they'd disappeared into the sunset by the time I hit the path (and I'm not a particularly slow descender). I also failed to get the right line between 3 & 4 and ended up shin-deep in that bog. I wouldn't mind, but that's the 3rd year in succession I've made the same mistakes!

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    so you have never had a bad day

    I saw Jackie run up the first hill. She was going fine. There must have been a reason for her finishing position I thought. I can't imagine that she faded badly if thats what you mean by having a bad day. I can't imagine her just plodding round and taking it easy as you can. I was thinking she may have picked up an injury for example. I was paying her a compliment in expecting hewr to have finished higher up than she did.

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Deek View Post
    so you have never had a bad day

    I saw Jackie run up the first hill. She was going fine. There must have been a reason for her finishing position I thought. I can't imagine that she faded badly if thats what you mean by having a bad day. I can't imagine her just plodding round and taking it easy as you can. I was thinking she may have picked up an injury for example. I was paying her a compliment in expecting hewr to have finished higher up than she did.

    yeah thats fair enough, there obviously was a reason but your saying that you think no one ever goes to the odd race and takes it steady once in a while, i think ive done 300odd races in my time and prob done this half a dozen times, mostly whilst coming back from injury .
    how can you imagine what and how people approach each race ???
    i always try and run flat out each time at all races i do but experience has taught me when coming back from injury just to hang back a little, okay i prob shouldnt have said plod round, thats my fault.
    i just found it a bit weird when you commented , did she walk round, why not just say did she get injured or something
    it just sounded a bit harsh
    i probably took your post wrong , if you was paying her a compliment then fair enough.

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    I did pretty much the same. DazH & the rather lovely Jane Reedy (I think I've got that the right way round) were just ahead of me as we approached Stickle Pike, but they'd disappeared into the sunset by the time I hit the path (and I'm not a particularly slow descender). I also failed to get the right line between 3 & 4 and ended up shin-deep in that bog. I wouldn't mind, but that's the 3rd year in succession I've made the same mistakes!
    dont worry geoff we will have a little group hug about it
    remember i stayed the night with luvshack and scottney
    route choices a plenty and descending tips as well

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    how can you imagine what and how people approach each race ???


    No, I couldn't, so I was asking for some help.

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffB View Post
    I did pretty much the same. DazH & the rather lovely Jane Reedy (I think I've got that the right way round) were just ahead of me as we approached Stickle Pike, but they'd disappeared into the sunset by the time I hit the path (and I'm not a particularly slow descender).
    Same experience, just another part of the field, Wendy Dodds wasn't far ahead as I began the climb up Stickle Pike but I didn't see her again till the finish. She must have taken a different line off the top.

    Quote Originally Posted by samt View Post
    I think the decent from stickle pike is bad which ever route you take, was lucky with the route between 3 & 4 was running with billy procter at that point who i think had reccied it.
    Yep, Billy had reccied the weekend before.

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Deek View Post
    how can you imagine what and how people approach each race ???


    No, I couldn't, so I was asking for some help.
    i give up

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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by daz h View Post
    i give up
    I'm pretty confused as well Daz........ (my normal state as you know)..
    Fairly certain Jackie said she just felt really rubbish (bug etc)...
    I just was rubbish...

    Have to say, of Dunnerdale, as ever one of the real Gems of fell racing..
    Superb course, brilliant organisation, great melee in the village hall...
    Excellent post race grub, lots of smiling faces..
    Rounded of neatly by very tasty refreshments in the Blacksmiths....
    And even the "bad" company was sublime...

    All that and.... pre-race high speed white van reversing Up & Over the fell road from Seathwaite... guaranteed to put you in racing mode!!!


    MANY THANKS TO THOSE WHO MAKE SUCH A SPECIAL EVENT HAPPEN
    AND TO THOSE WHO TOLERATE THE DAYS INVASION
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    Re: Dunnerdale Fell Race

    Quote Originally Posted by Luv Shack View Post
    Fairly certain Jackie said she just felt really rubbish (bug etc)...
    Whoops - so Jackie didn't fall. I overheard a conversation and jumped to a wrong conclusion obviously. Apologies.

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