A great prize & challenge
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Thanks for advice Seren. Will definitely keep it in mind when people start throwing the rotten tomatoes Sarah - I haven't done the National 3 Peaks, but I've done the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. (Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent) Did it a couple of years ago and walked it in 10 hours ... but I'd like to go back and run the route at some point. Have you done the National 3 Peaks?
Thanks for advice Seren. Will definitely keep it in mind when people start throwing the rotten tomatoes
Sarah - I haven't done the National 3 Peaks, but I've done the Yorkshire 3 Peaks. (Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent) Did it a couple of years ago and walked it in 10 hours ... but I'd like to go back and run the route at some point. Have you done the National 3 Peaks?
I've watched Twin Peaks. Took me hours but I got through it. No goody bag at the end.
hehe, have been reading through some of the forums from last years hopefuls, and people seem to ask about marmite a lot.
Blimey, this is a fast moving thread. Well done to those that have been chosen for the next stage, I can feel the tension in the air! Looking froward to reading all the mission statements.
Don't forget, as Seren and others have said, only set up 1 forum thread to support yourself!
Malcs/Seren nos/RRR - yes I am taking the cowards way out!!! I would love to run it but I don't think 10 days would be possible. 100 miles a day on the bike for 10 consecutive days is daunting enough.
I'm doing it for a charity I've supported for the past few years. A few of us did London 2 Paris last year and it was amazing. I'd forgotten how much I love Paris until I got there.......hence, desperately wanting to go again!!!
I will definitely keep everyone updated with the progress but until then my bikes on a Turbo trainer and I'm not riding outside until I've got my GFA in the bag. Too many risks - crashed last year 8 weeks before my marathon and ended up in plaster - not clever!!!
I like marmite.
I watched Twin peaks Malcs... never understood it!
Thanks Seren and knight rider for your advice re threads.
Thanks Jimmers83 for the comment.
All this talk of LEJOG brings back memories. I walked it last year for charity with my wife. 14 weeks and numerous arguements (I was the possible cause of many!) later we finished. Possibly the stupidest thing I've ever attepted to do.........but also one of the most rewarding. Walking or biking, I can easily recommend doing it. There was a guy doing it at the same time running it barefoot in 30 days. He put my effort to shame!
I'm happy to see others are struggling to write their 150 words. My mother-in-law arrived from the States last night to stay for 2 weeks......and the first night here she was wondering why I was being anti-sociable sitting alone in the spare room. I think she thought writing this was just an excuse not to see her. I can see a family feud brewing
Hey KR - well done last year! How did you cope living with the nerves for a whole week? Or were you a picture of calm?
@Shady_Ady That's a nice excuse to give your mother in law...
I watched Twin Peaks and loved it! although scared the pants off me so videoed it and watched it straight from school!
Ive never heard of twin peaks but by the sounds of it I might not be able to understand it....had difficulty following inception and 12 monkeys!
Not a big fan of marmite myself
Shady_ady, how did you manage to get the time of work to walk LEJOG (working on the thoery that you work)? How manay miles did you have to do a day? I thought running it would be tough enough, but walking it! My husband drove me mad after three weeks on holiday last year, dont think I would be able to manage 14 weeks. Living in anyones pocket no matter how much you adore or love them is difficult after a couple of weeks!
RRR I walked the yorkshire three peaks last year and did it roughly in about 10 hours aswell. I did it with a group of friends and really enjoyed it, but I was hoping to go back sometime and complete it again a little quicker. My husband only made it half way round so he is wanting to face the challenge again. If you fancy it sometime, just let me know
You will soon understand why there are way more lurkers than posters in these threads/forums - it's a shame but people won't contribute if they're just gonna come under attack for daring to.
I will happily eat those words if this year is strop-free.
I don't get the resentment personally - if you enter an 'open' competition you have as much chance as any other entrant. If people only use these forums as a way to 'get' something they're usually the sort of people who want to take, take, take and I don't have a lot of respect for them in any walk of life. The stroppers don't own Runner's World nor the forums - though some of them seem to think they do. They can happily ignore the voting threads too just as they do the spammers and should bookmark their regular favourites if they're all they want to read.
I enter the advent calendar every year but I don't have a hissy fit if I don't win anything in that either! Entry has never guaranteed a win!
It may keep you sane if you can balance out some of the potential responses along those lines.
Ooooh - I was all tall up there on my soap box for a moment!
Well that's told them SB...bravo!
Do I take it you were on the receiving end last year then?
I actually didn't get much of a hard time at all but some of what went on was just vile and having the met those concerned, at BC, completely un-called for! You may well experience the collective defensiveness yourselves when it's someone you got on with getting the stick!
I could nearly reach the Christmas goody shelf from up there too - who needs all that cake and chocolate in just a few days anyway - much better to spread it out... LOL
Steve - no idea - sorry - though can't see why not tbh!
Along Ten's lines - my vote can be bought with chocolate, cake, biscuits or sweets (I'm not too fussy)....
Ooh, ooh - I love a guessing game...are you a traffic warden Steve?
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