I've been reading the thread here for some time now, in addition to the one on the Fellrunner forum and think that you all sound very fit compared to me and my team mate! We're looking to jog/walk on the day.
Re. finding the path to Moel Arthur after the uphill section from Penycloddiau car park - it can be difficult to spot, but I seem to remember that at the top of the steep uphill bit you go over two stiles and the path is about 50m after the second stile on the boundary of some heather/gorse. It's quite narrow and almost looks like a peaty sheep track.
Best of luck to all who are doing this event - I'm really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed for reasonable weather - it will be hard work on the ridge if it's windy on the day!
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm starting my taper with a marathon tomorrow and another on Sunday at the Gin Pit Double Trouble. It's a bit like doing your revision on the bus omn the morning of the exam...
Bad news Peers. I'm sorry you won't make it but, of course, you are doing the right thing.
Good luck with your recovery.
Getting close now...
Is there a list of essential kit we need to carry. Will be carrying a lightweight version of the kit I normally carry in the mountains anyway (map, compass, waterproof, etc) but wondered if there was anything specific or compulsary ?
From the entry form.........,
. Owing to possible wintry conditions, the following must be carried: full waterproof body cover, whistle, compass and map – OS 265 Clwydian Range 1:25,000. Mug – if you require a drink en route. Additional equipment recommended to be worn/carried by each participant - spare warm winter clothes, bivi bag, gloves, hat, first-aid kit, food and emergency rations, torch.
I assume that if the weather stays as forecast, the organiser may allow us to leave the waterproofs behind, although this may only be in favour of other full body cover.
I'll take a selection of stuff to the start just in case but if it stays as per the entry and looks like it could be a bit cold on top I'll be prepared to carry...,
Waterproof jacket with taped seams and hood, waterproof trousers with taped seams, buff, gloves, map, compass, whistle, gels, 0.5 litre bottle.
Nearly time now....
it's suddenly dawned on me this afternoon what we're letting ourselves in for!
Im just jogging the flats and downs. And walk the ups.
What time are you all planning on starting?
Ive got a feeling im going to get very lost here lol
lol spen! We probably all will...
After the last email I'm not sure how much choice we'll have over when we start Personally I'd rather start before the last 9:30 group, but that may just be because I'm not 'an experienced fell runner', I don't have good knowledge of the area, and I'm not confident about finishing in under 5 hrs.
TR40 and I are planning on arriving around 8..
I think Mr Panad is going to be quite glad that I'm at work tomorrow and then he's got meetings tomorrow evening so he'll miss a lot of my last minute panic!
Deep respect to all of you, there are some seriously steep hills in the Clwydian range! Have a great day, sounds like the weather will be ideal, dry and not too hot. Good luck to all, when it gets tough just remember all the money you are raisng for good causes.
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