Thanks for your advice very much appreciated. I aim to have breakfast and pack lunch for that first day (perhaps 2 days). The water issue does concern me, but like you say, there are rivers. I'm going to get a life straw so that should help out.
It's that middle bit after Pafterdale and before Richmond I'm concerned about. I live close to ingleby cross so going to go home, raid my parents cupboards and eat till the cows come home (plus stock enough food for the last two days). But the 3 days inbetween are the worry as we are staying in pretty isolated locations.
In terms of training what did you try and do? I know that back to back long runs on a Sat are going to be key, but what about the rest of the week?
somewhere between 188-196. He did it in 9 days walking last year (I joined for first two of those) and he's a pretty fit. That first day is going to be a bit of a killer for him. Last year we did St Bees - the YHA that's half way down Ennerdale valley before Black sail, then had a short day on day two. I'm hoping we should be ok, though I reckon we are going to have to set off pretty early on a morning.
One area I could really do with some assistance with is fuelling. Living in hotels and Youth hostels, isn't going to be the best and from memory, there are no shops between St Bees and Rosthwaite (the ones I cam across in villages before climbing Dent were all closed).
I was thinking I'm probably going to have to take the majority of my through the day food / gels with me for the first 3-4 days at least? Then there's the question of trying to stay away from full english breakfasts in hotels...
I am all booked up to do this at the end of May with a friend From St Bees to RHB in 7 days. He's walking and I'm running, with us meeting at our evening destinations for dinner etc. has anyone on here run it and if so, what advice do you have?
our itinery so far is-
1. St Bees - Rosthwsite
2 Rosthwaite - Patterdale
3 Patterdale - Orton
4.Orton - Reeth
5 Reeth- Ingleby Cross
6 Ingleby cross - Blakey
7 Blakey - RHB
i walked st bees - Rostwaite over 2 days last year so have a good idea of that first day, which should make it easier, but any advice appreciated!
Found this when googling running books, so thought I'd add my own and reboost
Eat and Run by Scott Jurek is a great book, and I've just started Finding Ultra which seems good so far. Also got run or die to read next. So will add these three to the list.
Ultramarathon Man Born to Run The Greatest (Haile's biography) The Ghost Runner Running for my Life P&D Road running for Serious Runners Daniels' Running Formula From Last to First - Charlie Spedding Feet in the Clouds The Perfect Distance, (Coe and Ovett) - Pat Butcher The Lore of Running- Tim Noakes (essential manual for every runner) The extra Mile - Pam Reed Wild Trails to Far Horizons - Mike Cudahy bart yasso 'just a little run around the world' Running on Empty- Marshall Ulrich "Mud, Sweat and Tears - an Irish Woman's Journey of Self-Discovery by Moire O'Sullivan" "A Runner's Tale" by Dick Callan "The Perfect Mile" by Neal Bascomb To The Edge by Kirk Johnson Life on The Run: Coast to Coast by Matt Beardshall Running through the Wall by Neal Jamison The Long Hard Road ( 2 vols ) by Ron Hill What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Murukami Bounce The Complete Runners Handbook The Competitive Runners Handboo Daniels Running Formula Tea with Mr Newton The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running - Adam Chase, Nancy Hobbs Relentless Forward Progress - Bryon Powell