TrailWalker 2007

Provisionally 14th July

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17/07/2007 at 12:00
Slowboy, wow, what a sensational report! Very well done to you and your team on your achievement, and to everyone else who competed in this event.

I was also a member of a much slower team (24 hours) but we're all planning on coming back next year, with myself and another team mate planning to put a team together who will be capable of completing it in a time not too far away from yours.

I think that the monotonous stretch between CP8 and 9, which my team endured with head torches, was the low point for the majority of competitors.

We also had the "best support team in the world." ;-)
17/07/2007 at 18:44
Very well done Slowboy - your graphic description of the effects of glycogen depletion on the brain has caused me to blink quite a lot, and not all of it from memories. You have the 'right stuff' to finish despite the gremlins, and I do hope your blisters and toenails heal soon.
17/07/2007 at 20:09
Good to hear how you did Susie - the text re the number was to sneakily find out if you were an elite team ;-)

Great report Stu :-) - I'm pretty sure the support crew weren't aware you were finding it tough, although we were aware of a bit of glycogen depletion.

Helen - I can still remember your hypo - and the sleep in the bushes at the then CP8 by the side of the road. Ahhh - fond memories of getting bacon and eggs at 4am from a garage just outside of Brighton!
18/07/2007 at 12:12
XFR, I did look out for you all before the start. What expected finish time defines a team as being elite - sub-18 hours?

Oxfam are certainly taking their time over the results ...
18/07/2007 at 12:17
I think it's sub 18 Susie. I was up on the bank to the right at the start but didn't spot you - having said that we were taking kit to the car and only got there just before the hooter by a couple of minutes
19/07/2007 at 07:24
Well done SusieBee!

My toenail came off - just thought I'd share that with everyone :o0
19/07/2007 at 23:03
The big toenail on my right foot - which was fine before the race, and was clipped v.short, and looked in no danger - is progressively blackening.

The one which was pre-blackened is fine. Weird.

19/07/2007 at 23:08
My toenails look much the same as they did before the race. I must be adapting :o)

Haven't had a twinge, apart from a little bit of stiffness on Sunday where my left achilles tendon joins my heel. I've been absolutely fine after every TW with Bear on support crew, and wonder what secret ingredient he slips into that splendid banana-bread.
19/07/2007 at 23:21
Poppy seeds for the opiates, perhaps?
20/07/2007 at 07:21
We'd've run faster to get to checkouts for more of that!
20/07/2007 at 16:36

You went shopping on the way round??!!
20/07/2007 at 16:53
HB - I DON'T want to share your toenail!

Susie Bee - that's the sort of time I am looking at hopefully for TW2008.
20/07/2007 at 20:41
As someone who is used to losing toe nails after races, at least it will be nothing new to me next year!

Just wondering whether anyone knows whether the young guy Feed Me!'s team met en route finished. Having had a look at the results, I notice that one group of three finished 90 minutes ahead of the 4th member of their team, in around 18 hours, which I think is a pretty poor show. I do hope they saved their podium moment for when the 4th member crossed the line, though somehow I suspect not.
20/07/2007 at 21:04
Susie, if his teammates were a long way ahead of us at CP6 I doubt if we'd have reeled them in quite as spectacularly as that.

Did anyone get his number, as it were?

I'd be surprised if the people supporting him let him go on beyond CP7.
21/07/2007 at 21:28
Hope he finished.

Does anyone know the date for 2008?
22/07/2007 at 15:22
Whilst we were (briefly) on the subject of are mine, for your delight and delectation!

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22/07/2007 at 15:22
Or maybe this:
22/07/2007 at 15:24
I so hate not being able to edit posts... :(
23/07/2007 at 09:28

(mine has grown back already and itches like crazy!)

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