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dav

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Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« on: 18:05:44, 27/08/18 »
As Slogger,
Anyone interested can follow my progress or lack of it on the above attempt to set the FKT (Fastest known time) for a 70+ year old carrying all unsupported kit and overnight shelter.
I start Thursday 30th August at around 4.30am from St. Bees.
Live Tracker Link:- http://http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0qr0neBbrlc7clUMWb19tj7gM314qb2Ns

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #1 on: 19:11:05, 27/08/18 »
Is the link working for anyone. All I get is network monitoring software screen.
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #2 on: 19:31:50, 27/08/18 »
His link has an extra http in the link so it should be what I've linked below although it might not start giving info until he turns the tracker on.

https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0qr0neBbrlc7clUMWb19tj7gM314qb2Ns
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #3 on: 09:02:45, 30/08/18 »
 The tracker is now operational.He left St Bees at 4.19am and is now descending Dent.
 Edit:He appears to be going back up Dent.

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #4 on: 10:33:03, 30/08/18 »
I was expecting him when he reached Ennerdale Water to take the path on the north side as it's smooth track and would have thought quicker than the south path which might be shorter in length but was a bit scrambly in places, especially if wet but I'm not questioning the great mans choice  O0
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #5 on: 14:20:50, 30/08/18 »
I'm watching, for me the route brings back nice memories, but I was a lot slower! Good luck mate!

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #6 on: 14:25:50, 30/08/18 »
I was expecting him when he reached Ennerdale Water to take the path on the north side as it's smooth track and would have thought quicker than the south path which might be shorter in length but was a bit scrambly in places, especially if wet but I'm not questioning the great mans choice  O0
Not that I remember Wainwright's route I am guessing that it was to the South of Ennerdale Water and Dave is sticking strictly to that route.  A bit of scrambling wouldn't slow him down anyway!

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #7 on: 15:29:05, 30/08/18 »
It looks like his tracker only plots the last 50 points, so his last recorded point now will always be number 50. This means that the first few points from St. Bees have now been erased so the whole route now won't be there for anyone to look at or see when he started.

The points seem to be about every 10 minutes, which really shows the difference between the easy track from Ennerdale Water to Black Sail Hut and then the climb up towards Honister. Will be watching later to see how he gets on in the dark probably after Grasmere.

EDITED to add....only the last 50 points are showing but if you go to the left hand side of the screen you can click between pages so you can see the first points after all.
« Last Edit: 15:48:58, 30/08/18 by bricam2096 »
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #8 on: 16:30:16, 30/08/18 »
 At least the weather looks good,around 16-20c and no rain.I imagine he will be walking at least until 10pm giving him an 18 hour first day.I should imagine his target will be around 40 miles so he might stop just short of Grassmere.

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #9 on: 17:02:51, 30/08/18 »
Looks as though he stopped at the YH at Borrowdale for a rest/food but off again now.

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #10 on: 17:39:48, 30/08/18 »
At least the weather looks good,around 16-20c and no rain.I imagine he will be walking at least until 10pm giving him an 18 hour first day.I should imagine his target will be around 40 miles so he might stop just short of Grassmere.

Knowing Slogger, he'll get to that 40 mile mark and feel good so keep on going...which would be understandable.
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #11 on: 18:50:12, 30/08/18 »
Hi all - my daughter and I met Slogger on the descent to Honister mines around three ish and walked with him for a while - as I'd never met him it took a minute or two to work out it was him.  He was struggling a bit with cramp but was very chatty - seemed a bit down about his chances of success with this attempt.  Some of the things he said made me realise what a wimp I am, eg - once you,ve done your first sixty you don't get the same buzz next time so you have to do a seventy!  Way out of my league.


Heading for round Grizedale Tarn tonight.


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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #12 on: 19:53:12, 30/08/18 »
Some of the things he said made me realise what a wimp I am, eg - once you,ve done your first sixty you don't get the same buzz next time so you have to do a seventy!  Way out of my league.

I am a wimp too  :) Just thinking about doing those distances makes me feel tired. We are back to watching dots move on maps again  :)

Good luck Slogger  O0
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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #13 on: 21:50:45, 30/08/18 »
 Looks like he has stopped on the Easedale Rd near Grassmere,seems to have been in the same place for 50 mins.

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Re: Slogger's 5 day C2C attempt.
« Reply #14 on: 22:08:39, 30/08/18 »
Perhaps he is having a sleep/rest.