Saturday, June 17, 2006

Saturday 17th June - BGR Leg 1 (Support)

22:00 and we are off from the Moot Hall through the ginnel and out to Fitz Park. Nerves begin to relax for the first time for a week for Mark Davies as we set off with Steve Jackson for Skiddaw. I am not going to steal Mark's thunder by publishing an account of his first leg. Suffice it to say that we were a little down on schedule arriving at Threlkeld but without major incident and Mark was going well when we last saw him heading off into the darkness towards Clough Head.

Mark finished in 22:36 having made up time on every subsequent leg.

Last Week (updated)
Miles: 64.4 Feet: 18370

Next Week
A couple of short, slow runs just to get last night run out of my legs and then - nothing more until Saturday morning.


Blogger pavolk said...

Best of luck with your BGR next weekend. If you fail (which doesn't sound likely) it won't be for lack of seriously impressive preparation.

I don't know how I found your blog but I've been following it sporadically for a few months and enjoyed reading about your training trials and triumphs.

I'm a Horwicher exiled in Belgium and just started running last year (with my first Pike Race). I then read Feet in the Clouds and thought it might good to work up to doing the BGR.

When I noticed I'd managed a faster time than you in this year's Pike Race I started thinking about it a bit more seriously.

That was until I read your blog and found you'd been up and down Scafell Pike before lining up on Lever Park avenue! I'll have to reassess and get a lot more miles under my belt first...

Hope you get good weather,

Paul K

Sat Jun 17, 11:37:00 AM GMT+1  
Blogger F S Shuffler said...

Paul K

Thank you for taking the time and trouble, not only to follow my blog, but to add your good wishes.

I guess it is a long way from the Pike race to BGR but you have to start somewhere.

You would be welcome to join us for the jaunt up Scafell Pike next year. If you might be interested either post another comment with your email address (which I won't publish) or contact someone on the HRMI website, nearer the time, and they can get in touch with me.

If you are aware of a small but growing obsession with a BGR you are well on the way!

Good luck with whatever distance you enjoy.


Sat Jun 17, 03:16:00 PM GMT+1  
Anonymous Steve Gallagher said...

Hi Ian
Blog is a great read and everything looks spot on for the weekend. Good luck, perfect weather and anything else you need.
I'm in Dorset, but let E know how you've gone on as soon as you've recovered (from the BGR and the hangover!)
Best wishes and love to Pauline

Tue Jun 20, 05:13:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger F S Shuffler said...

Thanks Steve

Wed Jun 21, 06:02:00 AM GMT+1  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya Ian, it's Barry, thanks for your support last week, I'm available all Saturday if I can help at all. Let me know on ...

have a good one mate,


Wed Jun 21, 08:49:00 AM GMT+1  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck from a Boltonian exiled in the north-east. They don't build hills round here like they do back home. Just remember there's nothing on the BGR as steep as Foxholes Road.

Slow and steady wins the race...

Best wishes, Tim.

Fri Jun 23, 05:57:00 PM GMT+1  

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