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Warbler

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Spine Fusion 2019
« on: 12:27:43, 21/06/19 »

For all you forumites who like to watch dots for hours on end, the summer version of the Spine race starts tomorrow morning.


http://live.opentracking.co.uk/spinefusion19/


It's never going to live up to what we saw in the winter spine, and lacks the jeopardy of the winter weather, but still worth a watch I reckon.

sussamb

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #1 on: 15:40:20, 21/06/19 »
And the Flare is here, not sure why they've been split  :-\

http://live.opentracking.co.uk/spineflare19/
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sussamb

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #2 on: 08:09:39, 22/06/19 »
And they're off ...  :)

This link http://live.opentracking.co.uk/spinefusion19/ despite it's name is now showing both Fusion and Flare  O0
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richardh1905

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #3 on: 09:39:59, 22/06/19 »

Thanks for the links, folks.


Looks as if less people take part in the summer events. Or is that just my impression?

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #4 on: 16:54:01, 22/06/19 »
Nope, definitely less  O0
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sussamb

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #5 on: 19:22:59, 22/06/19 »
Anyone dot watching?  The update rate seems way slower than for the Spine and Challenger, or am I wrong?
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tonyk

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #6 on: 19:23:28, 22/06/19 »
 Looks like superwoman part 2. Sabrina Verjee has taken the lead near the Packhorse Inn,around the fifty mile point.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #7 on: 19:29:15, 22/06/19 »
Nip and Tuck with Cees van der Land
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richardh1905

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #8 on: 09:05:13, 23/06/19 »

Good grief - Sabrina and Cees are past Pen-y-Ghent already!


..as are half a dozen others.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #9 on: 09:44:25, 23/06/19 »
Anyone dot watching?  The update rate seems way slower than for the Spine and Challenger, or am I wrong?



No, the updating is erratic to say the least. Sabrina's last update was 0859 - 43 minutes ago. But if you click on her symbol and view the tracking info, there is a dot at 0917, ahead of her marker. Cees is apparently ahead, but I suspect that Sabrina is much further on than where she is shown, and still has the lead.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #10 on: 11:05:28, 23/06/19 »

Yes it is very erratic. I've found if I refresh the screen it (usually) kicks in an update.


Looks like Sabrina has opened up a small lead now, having just reached Hawes. Also, looks like we have a clear winner of the Flare race in Benjamin Tyas. Well done that man.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #11 on: 14:07:18, 23/06/19 »
 Looks like a few more male egos are going to be dented.Appears Sabrina Verjee hasn't stopped at Hawes and is now near Thwaite with a decent lead.Last year's male winner was 3 days 6 hours,an exceptional time,and if she keeps going at this pace she might just finish inside it.Personally I feel these summer runners don't get the credit they deserve for these performances.The PW can be a beast at anytime of the year and in 2016 the winter Spine conditions were kinder than most summers.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #12 on: 14:26:04, 23/06/19 »

Indeed. The heat can be more of a problem than the cold.


Cees van der Land, who led at one stage, appears to have dropped off the radar completely - I wonder where he is?

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #13 on: 14:47:01, 23/06/19 »


Cees van der Land, who led at one stage, appears to have dropped off the radar completely - I wonder where he is?

He's way back near Ribblehead, but his dot has a "no signal" symbol, as do many others, so it's difficult to see the big picture.
They obviously have a glitch in the tracking system.

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Re: Spine Fusion 2019
« Reply #14 on: 15:08:11, 23/06/19 »
Personally I feel these summer runners don't get the credit they deserve for these performances.The PW can be a beast at anytime of the year and in 2016 the winter Spine conditions were kinder than most summers.

Agree, worst day ever on the hills for me was a day in June 2012 when on the Pennine Way, nearly succumbed to hypothermia  :(
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