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sussamb

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SPINE 2021
« on: 19:35:07, 06/12/20 »
Conditions along part of the Pennine Way are beginning to look rather wintry, could be a snowy rather than muddy Spine Race in January  O0
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Ridge

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #1 on: 20:19:37, 06/12/20 »
It had't occurred to me that it would be on this winter, thanks for the heads up. Can't wait.

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #2 on: 22:12:06, 06/12/20 »
Thats something to look forward to  :)  I had assumed it would have been called off.

jimbob

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #3 on: 23:05:12, 06/12/20 »
An extra 1.8 miles this year due to the diversión at Torside Reservoir.
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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #4 on: 21:15:09, 07/12/20 »
Understand that the start procedure will be different this year, think it's to spread the field out more so not so many arrive at checkpoints at the same time, social distancing etc. 

sussamb

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #5 on: 22:21:59, 07/12/20 »
Yes, going to be staggered start times.
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Too little, too late, too bad......

harland

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #7 on: 06:38:23, 10/12/20 »
Not that I have listened to it all yet but concerned that "if the tiers stay the same it is unlikely that it will go ahead" although he has thoughts of "something else" but not happy to share at the moment. I need to know as I have to have a lot of sleep in the previous week or so that I can stay up and dot watch when the runners are more likely to have issues!

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #8 on: 10:52:41, 10/12/20 »
Not that I have listened to it all yet but concerned that "if the tiers stay the same it is unlikely that it will go ahead" although he has thoughts of "something else" but not happy to share at the moment. I need to know as I have to have a lot of sleep in the previous week or so that I can stay up and dot watch when the runners are more likely to have issues!


From what I understand from the PM's announcement a few weeks back, the Tiers are expected to stay the same over Christmas at the minimum and likely to be pushed out to March when the vaccination programme should have made a significant dent in things.


16th December seems like it'd be absolutely an economic decision more than anything else, but even if they do it'd be highly unlikely to see them drop below Tier 2.


Feel very sorry for the competitors who have been training for this, at significant cost, and are having to wait until the last minute to know if they'll be racing or not.

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #9 on: 10:58:44, 10/12/20 »
I wouldn't be surprised if some places go in to higher tiers soon. It feels like every local news report is softening us up for the blow in London.

sussamb

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #10 on: 19:18:23, 22/12/20 »
Decision taken to push the Spine into early February, with this year cancelled if it can't be held then  :(
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Ridge

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #11 on: 19:20:07, 22/12/20 »
Sad but not surprising.

Dodgylegs

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Re: SPINE 2021
« Reply #12 on: 12:13:35, 24/12/20 »
Just been sent a link to do the 'Virtual Spine Race"...




https://www.ultrabritain.com/.../montane-virtual-spine-race