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Ridge

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« Reply #375 on: 00:16:04, 20/01/19 »
I've just edited my post to say 1km/hour which is what I meant to put the first time.

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« Reply #376 on: 00:19:06, 20/01/19 »
Gees he still faster than me when I'm fresh. :D
Mel can you believe the speed this man is doing at the end of the Spine.
Too little, too late, too bad......

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« Reply #377 on: 07:34:05, 20/01/19 »

Just watched video 9 - such a shame that Satoshi wasn't able to finish; what a great guy.

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« Reply #378 on: 08:09:28, 20/01/19 »
Well that is over for another year. I thoroughly enjoyed it as I always do.

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« Reply #379 on: 08:18:02, 20/01/19 »
I'm hooked.

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« Reply #380 on: 08:23:32, 20/01/19 »
Thank you guys for introducing me to the Spine race, although Iíd heard of it, thanks to the tracking link Iíve followed it on and off this last few days so a bit of a late comer.
I havenít posted, not really knowing much about it, but have found it quite amazing.


Well done Jasmin Paris, what a fantastic young woman for winning, but also every single one behind her, Iím in awe of everyone who has taken part.
And thanks to sussamb and others for the inside info.


Also feel sad for those who didnít make it such as Satoshi and Emiko who didnít get to touch the wall this year.


I will be ready next year, possibly be on Kinder or Bleaklow to see them on their way  O0
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« Reply #381 on: 09:10:19, 20/01/19 »
Itís been brilliant as always. Plenty of drama and totally unpredictable. Great to follow it as a group too, support any WF members who are competing and get the inside info from those in the support team.
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« Reply #382 on: 09:25:05, 20/01/19 »
It has been a fab race this year. I've especially enjoyed Jasmin's and Shelli's journeys, both inspirational women.

I didn't get to dot watch yesterday but from the posts on here it is a shame the two Japanese racers didn't finish  :(

Does anyone know why Pavel didn't enter this year?
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« Reply #383 on: 10:37:31, 20/01/19 »

Our power went off last night so I missed the end.  I'm glad Satoshi made it safely to Hut 1, things didn't look too good when the lights/internet went off.
Hut 2 must be like the Tardis.  It's tiny but there is a hot food, safety team and runners in there! How do they fit?
Well done to everyone involved!

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« Reply #384 on: 11:18:57, 20/01/19 »
Hut 2 must be like the Tardis.  It's tiny but there is a hot food, safety team and runners in there! How do they fit?
Well done to everyone involved!


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« Reply #385 on: 13:44:25, 20/01/19 »
Not True - with all the flagging a greater proportion of the PW is paved.

Outside of Worcester at the start and Brighton/Shoreham and the finish the only major tarmaced stretches are through Birmingham and Bristol. The late Trevor Anthill who devised the Monarch's Way avoided roads wherever possible, sometimes zig-zaging wildly to do so.

Its use of minor footpaths is what makes navigation difficult in walker hostile counties such as Somerset - often there is no visible route on the ground. Landowners frequently removed all public footpath signs let along named trail waymarking.

The difference as you cross county boundaries can be amazing.

 
Ok, I'll have to have another look. When i was following the trackers during the Monarch Way Ultra, they seemed to be following country lanes all the time and i was thinking that they are going to have big foot problems with all that tarmac.

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« Reply #386 on: 13:53:23, 20/01/19 »
Strange, our team leader said there were only advisories there based on how fast folks were moving etc
Who was your team leader?Rule 10. MONTANE Spine Race athletes must depart our Monitoring Location at Byrness within 148 hours or will be withdrawn.
This 20 hour remaining rule was introduced during the race in 2016 when I was in SST in Hut 2, after some of the faster runners were taking almost that length of time in the deep snow to get to the finish from Byrness. 8 hours were added to the original 12 hour cut off. Several runners on the route to Byrness were not aware of this change and arrived in Byrness with less than 20 hours left and were withdrawn much to their dismay.

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« Reply #387 on: 17:26:25, 20/01/19 »
END OF dav, I'm back on as Slogger. Logged out of dav and tried once more to log in as Slogger and it worked!

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« Reply #388 on: 18:58:47, 20/01/19 »
Welcome back Slogger, though we'll miss dav, seeme O0 d like an alright bloke.


I've really enjoyed this year's race, some very inspirational people out there. 

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« Reply #389 on: 22:45:01, 20/01/19 »

Thereís an article in todayís Sunday Times sports section on women in ultra racing, mentioning Jasmin. Unfortunately you can only read the full article if you subscribe.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/keep-on-running-kmtjtswjz