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tonyk

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #60 on: 21:43:31, 11/01/20 »
Three at Wessenden have retired.Mal Smith was heading down the rough stuff towards 507 but came back up to the road.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #61 on: 21:55:58, 11/01/20 »
Whilst 507 is now making some progress I am not sure where he is heading.  I hope that he can get over Marsden Clough as he seemed to turn round when he got to Dean Clough - perhaps with the rain they are running quite deep and he thought it to be dangerous as he was the last of the challengers.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #62 on: 22:01:11, 11/01/20 »
Whilst 507 is now making some progress I am not sure where he is heading.  I hope that he can get over Marsden Clough as he seemed to turn round when he got to Dean Clough - perhaps with the rain they are running quite deep and he thought it to be dangerous as he was the last of the challengers.
Surely it must be to do with the dean clough crossing, he seemed to take a few mins at that point and then came up with a plan. does seem a long way around, if your going to go to that length to cross round it wouldnt gaining height be a better option? theres a fb to cross marsden clough, clever guy!! O0
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #63 on: 22:29:33, 11/01/20 »
The leader is off route just before ickornshaw near well head!!
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #64 on: 22:31:32, 11/01/20 »
Well I am amazed at 507 who I thought was in trouble but he has navigated himself round Dean Clough despite some really challenging weather conditions.  He is nearly back at Wessenden Head.  I can now go back to the leaders before going to bed!

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #65 on: 22:35:09, 11/01/20 »
Well I am amazed at 507 who I thought was in trouble but he has navigated himself round Dean Clough despite some really challenging weather conditions.  He is nearly back at Wessenden Head.  I can now go back to the leaders before going to bed!
Crazy isnt it, ive been sat staring at the screen just watching him, even got the os map out and as soon as i saw the fb at marsden clough i understood what he was doing!
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #66 on: 22:35:48, 11/01/20 »
The leader is off route just before ickornshaw near well head!!
He probably went wrong where I did, I went left instead of straight ahead - not sure why as straight would have been the obvious way!

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #67 on: 22:37:03, 11/01/20 »
The runner I was following has called it a day.
I just don't know how the others are dragging themselves on.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #68 on: 22:43:32, 11/01/20 »
19 now retired.

tonyk

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #69 on: 22:57:06, 11/01/20 »
19 now retired.
Its 21 now and a few of the others don't seem to be moving.At least the rain will ease off after mid-night so things should be slightly more tolerable.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #70 on: 23:02:08, 11/01/20 »
507 has turned his tracker off now so I hope, for his sake as well as mine, that he has retired.  A long way to go and nobody anywhere near him.  A great effort and superb piece of navigation that I would have been very proud of in similar circumstances - not that you would have seen me starting the challenge.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #71 on: 23:10:59, 11/01/20 »
Hope 419 is OK, he's been at Cowling for a while now.


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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #72 on: 23:24:25, 11/01/20 »
 331 is off route on the descent from Stoodley Pike.He should be able to get back on route as he is on a track that eventually joins the main route.507 on his way to CP1 in a car.

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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #73 on: 08:01:30, 12/01/20 »
Woke to see 330 retired at Malham, shame  O0
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Re: unofficial montane spine/challenger
« Reply #74 on: 08:10:13, 12/01/20 »
Around forty retirements so far.Hardly surprising though considering the conditions last night.Race leader is on Pen y Ghent so he should be finished by noon.
 Main race has just started with Eugeni leading!
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