Javed made it ok and raised loads of dosh for the MRTeams. I believe they also turned out to give him loads of support and local runners piled in to run with him. He did not use the CP,s as s most were closed . When he needed to sleep then warm dry rest was arranged for him. Javed does the really long milage thing; Double Spartathon, Double Thames Ring to name but two.
Two times the Spine take his achievements to a whole new level. The milage is one thing but coping with Winter Pennine weather over that length of time takes a very strong mental attitude and Javed,s ability to just keep on smiling.
Not read the rest of these posts but thanks for all your support.
We the back runners had very little information to go on . No one had any idea how long the Bryness to finish leg would take or what the Cheviot conditions would be . My self and Steve just Hauled Ass as fast as we could up onto the Cheviots. Our limiting factor was a total of about 3 hrs sleep between Alston and the finish line! Feeling tired does not even touch it.
Got a phone call about 2 hrs out of Hut 1 asking us to stop and search for a lost runner 500m south of us.!! 20 mph wind probably -5 without wind chill Snow about 80cm deep out of the drifts with underlying heather. Steve headed south leaving me as a lighting beacon. Ground undulating so steve,s torch kept vanishing. Lost runner saw my flashing torch and came to us. He said he was not lost and was pissed with us for trying to help him. We all kinda lost it as me and Steve were now freezing .
When you are fighting that hard for survival it all get,s a bit 'Lord Of The Flies' The ground was covered in Pram Toys for a while especially as the lost runner wanted to teach us how to navigate.
Anyway it is possible to do 60min Km hr at times and still finish the spine .