Lyke Wake Race


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14/08/2006 at 13:45
Nice easy date to remember.

I will definitely be doing the 2007 race, if it's the only one I do all year. I have unfinished business from my walk in 2005, albeit only the last couple of miles.

I've got a couple of friends interested (both walked the route in 2005, albeit a fair bit slower than the cut-off) - I'm sure all of us said 'never again' at some point then propmptly forgot the pain.

Who's with me?
15/08/2006 at 15:38
dya wanna SMACK?????????????

well, do you?

its 7/7/07 though

7 is hippos lucky number

but ive already enetered the 52 mile thing a week later
15/08/2006 at 16:16
I won't be there in 2007, but by 2008 I think I will have spent enough time on the South Downs to last me a lifetime and will come back and do this as a runner rather than as a hillwalker :o)
15/08/2006 at 16:51
I like the idea of this - fantastic part of the country and I haven't been back for years. Couldn't run the whole way but I reckon I could beat the cut-off. Thing is, I read some of the thread from the last one and realised that you need to be insane to enter!

Is it contageous?

I might just lurk here a while and see what happens...
15/08/2006 at 17:01
16/08/2006 at 13:59
PH - perfect warm-up then.

Mash - insane? Probably, but not too much. I walked (no running) about 40 miles of it in 14 hours-ish last year and just about survived - that was carrying all my own food and water. (And I'm a not-very-fast 2-times marathon runner/walker.)

So I reckon I could run/walk the race in 12 hours.
16/08/2006 at 14:01
you didnt get lost then SVT
16/08/2006 at 15:43
Lost? No.

Unwise 'short cuts'? A couple.

(I was with two people who can actually read a map, but sometimes think they can find a 'better way'.)

And next year I'll either have different map-reading friends with me, or I'll borrow one of their maps with the route marked. And I have the benefit of knowing the course now as well.

(This does not in any way constitute a claim that I will not get lost.)
16/08/2006 at 15:44
how did you manage the heathery bit up to Lila cross?
16/08/2006 at 15:44
(And PH, well done on getting post no. 7!)
16/08/2006 at 15:45
oh gawd
Its a sign-----------
16/08/2006 at 15:45
The heathery bit? Is that after the railway track?
16/08/2006 at 15:46
no, its around 32 miles
16/08/2006 at 15:54
Hmmmm, casting mind back...

(Okay, actually I went back and read you race report from 04 to find out where Lila Cross fitted in the route).

I seem to remember cutting across somewhere but there not being a really obvious path. It was just after my friend had arranged for us to be picked up early so my mind was on that rather than the route. I might recognise it when I see it!
16/08/2006 at 15:54
might isnt good enough!
16/08/2006 at 16:07
If there's any chance I'll be running on my own, or trying to navigate with others, I'll have maps, a compass, GPS and helicopter support.

But seriously, we did have to think hard about where the path might be, and took the straightest line that had the least heather.

The navigation is the one bit that scares me if I'm on my own, but I'll have maps, I'll have my Forerunner (for what use it may be), and I may get the book if it's any good.

We used this last time, which was very good overall, but left us guessing at a couple of points.
19/09/2006 at 13:10
come on Hippo, you know you reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaally want to do it
19/09/2006 at 13:11
**** ***!!!!!!!!!!
19/09/2006 at 13:37
I did it this year without a recce beforehand. Most of it seemed reasonably straightforwards and there are some paint markings pointing to some of the less obvious turn-offs. The only short-cuts seemed to be at the beginning where you missed out a couple of hills.

Can't do it this year - already booked a trip to Austria but I'd love to do it again.
21/09/2006 at 10:48
Boing for Hippo.

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