Bob Graham SOS

BGR Attempt 15th July 1AM

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09/07/2006 at 15:44
Hi, This is a desperate appeal for anybody who could help pacing a leg for my up and coming BG attempt. I have lost people at the last minute, and if anyone fancies mucking in it would be greatly appreciated.

Im planning an attempt clockwise, 1AM start 15th July on 22.30 hr schedule - am desperate for help especially for legs 3 and 1.

Can anyone help? or do you know someone who might be able to ? Please call me/text me

Cheers
Andy
07786 925426
09/07/2006 at 17:35
have you tried 'Dark Peak' or 'Peniston' fell running clubs?
09/07/2006 at 17:41
No, but will have a look - thanks for the tip
09/07/2006 at 22:43
what exactly do you need?
company? kit lugging? navigation?

what kind of speed are you planning?
i guess the terrain is pretty gnarly.
09/07/2006 at 23:49
I'm already otherwise engaged doing Trailwalker that weekend, otherwise I'd have been highly tempted to offer support.
10/07/2006 at 10:19
sorry mate, would have loved too but can't do saturdays at that short a notice. good luck in your attempt though.
10/07/2006 at 10:48
Thanks to all who have considered supporting, i know the notice is very short and its a bit of a long shot!

I have a very-skeleton support team, and Im looking for help on pacing or navigating or someone with rockclimbing experience who can get me up broad stand on Scafell.

The pace is not quick, it averages 2.5/3 mph, but the terrain is very taxing - but also varies from leg to leg (there are 5 legs in total).

From the experience of my club, a moderately fit road runner with cross country experience can comfortably pace legs 2 and 5, thus being very useful.

Of course, ideally all the support runners would be expert navigators/fell runners with an intimate knowledge of the terrain - and id have 5 of these per leg.....

But in the real world...Its just do the best you can - which adds a bit of spice at least!

Anyway, drop me a line if you interested, you would be welcome to join in

cheers
andy
10/07/2006 at 21:53
andy... you have mail.

oh i just reread 1 & 3 .... changes the logistics only slightly anyway.
10/07/2006 at 22:40
Thanks Ed,
I cant access my emails here - but will respond first thing tomorrow

andy
Monique    pirate
10/07/2006 at 22:40
Where are you Andy? Exactly?
11/07/2006 at 08:45
why does it matter where he is?..... there's only one place you can do a BGR... surely ;-)
11/07/2006 at 11:17
I was at home!

Keep all my email stuff at work, dont ask why - its just my system!

Ed - Ive mailed you, chat later if poss

Monique - You are a forum junkie, see you down the club later ?
11/07/2006 at 18:18
Have put your SOS on the Durham Fell Runners forum. Good luck.
Monique    pirate
12/07/2006 at 12:50
Might be down to run on Thursday, Dom has guitar lessons on Tuesdays now, so don't make it down.
12/07/2006 at 13:54
ed_m,

Yeh, only one place...

I'd though about it until I realised that for any recce runs I'd have to drvie 10 hours round trip.

It should be in the SW instead :-)


Andy,

I hope you get enough supporters, I'm guessing that you've recced the route stages anyway.

Let us know how you get on.

Colin
12/07/2006 at 14:06
Thanks Colin,

Ill keep you posted.

Monique - See you at Leggers thursday? David said he was going, ill bring your mug!
Monique    pirate
12/07/2006 at 23:25
Cheers yes will be there (I think)
16/07/2006 at 16:41
boing.

FYI andy made it round in something over 23hours.

a pretty awesome acheivement by anyone's standards.
16/07/2006 at 17:23
congrates Andy well done...
16/07/2006 at 20:43
Well done, Andy :o)
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