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Long Distance Walks / Re: Spine Race 2017
« Last post by Islandplodder on Today at 19:20:15 »
Oh, and I got a free pint as well.
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News and Articles / Re: New Swansea - Shrewsbury trail
« Last post by Mel on Today at 19:17:54 »

There is sadly a downside, those who want such pre-prepared route may be lulled into thinking that they have walked that area, whereas they will have only touched a small part of an area even the locals can get lost in.

Hey! Don't knock it!  I'm counting my 8 mile meander round the Stiperstones as "bagging" Shropshire for my County Bagging Project  O0   :D
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Spine Race 2017
« Last post by Islandplodder on Today at 19:17:53 »
Sarah, sure you could do the Pennine Way, just take your time. I was over 60 when I did it, I took 18 days, should have been 17 but wonderful forest view do a pick up half way along the Cheviot ridge. Watching the spine race makes me want to do it again, maybe the other way. If you read something like walking home by Simon Armitage it makes it look much less scary.
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Long Distance Walks / Re: The Wessex Ridgeway
« Last post by SJDG on Today at 19:12:58 »
Hi..........I am doing this walk this year but am having great difficulty finding any camp sites. Can anyone help with sites or amenable farmers who may help along the way..............thanks
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Welcome / new member
« Last post by SJDG on Today at 18:57:40 »
Hi, I'm Steve from Bournemouth and have been doing a bit of long distance walking over the last few years. I started with Offas Dyke and since that I have done quite a few more. My latest walk this year will be the Wessex Ridgeway from Marlborough to Lyme Regis so if anyone has done this and can help me with camp sites I would be most grateful.................thanks
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Rest of England / Re: TR: A lunchtime adventure!
« Last post by barewirewalker on Today at 18:45:16 »
2 powerful images...........what more from a good stretch of the legs. ;)
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Spine Race 2017
« Last post by tonyk on Today at 18:40:34 »
Thanks TonyK , so Miss Brupbacher's time looks like the record in as normal a year as you can get, do you think?

 I think you are right.Beth Pascal would certainly have beaten 153hrs if she had not been held and I am not really sure how the organisers arrived at 90hrs 59 mins.I should imagine these were aggregate times that omitted usual rest periods.Carol should be home by midnight giving her a time of approx 112 hours or 4 days 16 hours.As far as I am aware it will be an outright record for a woman running the PW.Outright records do allow support and pacers so they will have to recognise her time.
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Ireland / Re: Having lunch with a robin in Tullymore
« Last post by henryb on Today at 18:16:45 »
Thanks adalard; its the second time I've got a photo of a robin. I remember over a year ago sitting at a cafe after a walk and the robin came and perched itself on a table in front of me :) Tullymore is a nice walk with its rivers, forest and views of nearby mountains O0
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Spine Race 2017
« Last post by jimbob on Today at 17:59:06 »
Thanks TonyK , so Miss Brupbacher's time looks like the record in as normal a year as you can get, do you think?
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Long Distance Walks / Re: Spine Race 2017
« Last post by tonyk on Today at 17:50:32 »
Carol Morgan must be on track for the ladies record surely?

 Beth Pascal set the best time-90 hrs 59 mins- in 2015 but it is a bit misleading as runners were held at various points due to very high winds.Not too sure how they worked the times out.Debbie Brupbacher managed to do 153 hrs 17 mins in 2014.No women finished in 2012.In 2013 the first woman finished in just over 7 days due to heavy snow.In 2016 Anna Buckingham and Zoe Thornburgh were joint winners of the women's race in 166 hours.
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