Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday 19th May

Two days on the route last weekend. Leg 5 on Saturday with John Swift on a 22 hour schedule apart from the section to Great Calva where John felt the conventional 'direct' route was too short for a Saturday morning run and so, in the clag and on the correct bearing (from the wrong place), added a big long left arc round Mungrisdale Common down a valley neither of us had ever been in. Very pleasant and I'm glad he he has got that option out of his system because in many ways the 'direct' route is peferable. On Sunday I had another go, on my own, at Leg 4. Again, in the clag, but without any major route finding errors apart from the Clough Head descent and again, despite carrying 2.5 kilos of food and water, on a 22 hour schedule. Monday night's run was wrecked by a failed computer, trivial I know, but it was the machine I keep all my training records, routes, BGR support details, etc, etc on and I had to reconfigure another PC to be able to use backup data (nothing lost). Three mornings were enough to make up the mileage although they meant Wednesday and, particularly, Thursday evening sessions were hard.

Last Week
72 miles 15600 feet

Next Week
Old County Tops with Kev Latham who has been working in Iceland all winter and claims not to have been able to get in sufficient mileage but we will see tomorrow. In any event, I want this to be a long, injury-free, training session. Sunday sees Pauline tackle the Manchester 10K and I am hoping to be able to manage a recovery run before dark - which would be a considerable improvement on last year. A few mornings next week to try to get over 80 miles but much will depend on tomorrow and Sunday.

Support Team
Final details being added now and I hope they will all be finalised by this time next week when I'll publish them and start getting the details for road crossings finalised.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume there is a typo in this posting - being on Clougha Pike while recceing the BGR sounds like quite a route finding error!

Best wishes, and look forward to reading the account of your successful completion.


Fri May 19, 04:31:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Brendan said...

Been lurking on this blog for a short while. You are a sick bastard! Looking fwd to the next progress report.

From an Aussie (pseudo) fell runner...


Fri May 19, 05:00:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger F S Shuffler said...

Thanks Graham - even by my own standards, Clougha Pike would have quite a route finding error.

Appreciate your good wishes

Fri May 19, 06:19:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger F S Shuffler said...


You may well be right but at least I have the sense to leave the MDS to others.

I am looking forward to the rest of your reports.

Fri May 19, 06:25:00 PM GMT+1  

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