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richardh1905

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #15 on: 07:29:11, 06/01/19 »

Just been looking at the results for 2018 - incredible that the Pennine Way can be completed in less than 5 days. And in winter.


And there are an awful lot of 'DNF's  :o

richardh1905

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #16 on: 07:29:49, 06/01/19 »
Probably a solo night shift on top of Shunner in freezing rain and fog. ;)



Now that would really be drawing the short straw!

harland

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #17 on: 08:25:13, 06/01/19 »
It means so much more when you have walked it remembering how long it took you to walk a particular stretch in the sun against how long it takes them in winter in the dark/cold/rain/snow/lack of sleep etc!

sussamb

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #18 on: 08:30:42, 06/01/19 »
Probably a solo night shift on top of Shunner in freezing rain and fog. ;)


 ;D


I've been in worse  O0
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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #19 on: 10:44:21, 06/01/19 »
Just been looking at the results for 2018 - incredible that the Pennine Way can be completed in less than 5 days. And in winter.


And there are an awful lot of 'DNF's  :o
In 2016 Eoin Keith completed the race in 3 days 21 hours.This was a January with very mild,almost late Spring like conditions.Each years race is different due to the varying weather conditions.The race in 2017 was rough,mainly due to a lot of water and melting snow on the course.

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #20 on: 13:54:35, 06/01/19 »
I've been in worse  O0
  So have I but I was getting paid!
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sussamb

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #21 on: 14:19:25, 06/01/19 »
Me too  O0
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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #22 on: 17:59:44, 06/01/19 »
Just been looking at the results for 2018 - incredible that the Pennine Way can be completed in less than 5 days. And in winter.

They are incredible athletes, I watch in total awe each year. I am ready to dot watch  :)

As Ridge mentions it is very addictive  ;)
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sussamb

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #23 on: 09:32:20, 08/01/19 »
Just received the latest deployment plan for the safety teams. Dave Lee aka Slogger will also be there, many here will know of his exploits and his past participation in the race  O0
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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #24 on: 22:18:27, 08/01/19 »
Wondered if he might be volunteering as his name wasn’t on the start list!

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #25 on: 16:16:23, 10/01/19 »
"Looking at the competitors list it would appear that neither of last years winners, Pavel Paloncy and Carol Morgan, are competing this year".


Pavel isn't there this year, Ridge, but Carol is running in the Challenger as is last year's long time full Spine leader Jim Mann, and last year's Challenger 1st and 2nd.


A great set of women in the 'big' Spine though including Jasmin Paris and Shelli Gordon. Two previous winners in the men with Eoin Keith and Eugeni as well as last year's 3rd, John Knapp. No big dumps of snow like last year yet forecast like last year, but there's time :) 


I'm having a go at a completion in the "Baby Spine". I'm number 343.

ScottishHighland

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #26 on: 18:50:30, 10/01/19 »
Hi,


Time flies :D


Looking forward to watching the dot, plus seeing the competitors coming through my neck of the woods. Although it seems as though Eoin might have to take it easy this year! Unless someone will test the man. ;D [size=78%] [/size]

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« Reply #27 on: 20:01:39, 10/01/19 »
The weather looks unseasonably warm for sunday, could be into double figures. Long range forecast don't look too bad either so conditions underfoot should be perfect. I wonder if we could see records broken, esp in the challenger what with jim mann and wouter houtzing going guns blazing, it'll be like a sprint race! ;D . Can't see anyone beating Eoin. Will be interesting to see if Eugeni sets off like a man possessed or if he tries to stick with Eoin. Hoping to see everyone at some point on sunday and then monday/tuesday until they get too far north!!
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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #28 on: 20:58:21, 10/01/19 »
Yes, I was hoping for snow but looking unlikely except possibly end of week
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ScottishHighland

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Re: SPINE RACE 2019
« Reply #29 on: 22:31:53, 10/01/19 »
Yes, I was hoping for snow but looking unlikely except possibly end of week


Not me! Give 'em a chance.


Hope you are not needed as a backup and no competitors are injured. Although an experience for you anyway.