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#407213 - 21/08/16 10:34 AM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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Dave,
I also spent s privately,and hours and hours at hospitals,then gave up, and eventualy it just went away (after years)

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#407214 - 23/08/16 10:47 AM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: MIKE M]
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Had a visit to the local podiatrist/chiropodist to get my toenails cut back and feet scraped ready for next week. The way he explained PF suggested time and stretching is probably the only way forward. The bit of walking I have done since Minehead to Penzance in May has been in some very light boots without the normal inserts and two pairs of socks I tend to use. This may not have helped. Have done nothing this last month and it does feel somewhat better. Rather like the tendonitis I had in 2012/3, An LDW free 2014 seemed to solve it.
Just have to take it steady the first day or so due to "lack of match practise"

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#407215 - 23/08/16 01:32 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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All depends John on the severity of it. One of our very good lady fell runners got a bad case of PF. She eventually had an injection, which got her going again, but as with all cases Ive heard about who had the injection, it only helps short term before the problem comes back. She then tried the foot spling which she continues, now 2 years on to wear in bed at night, thus stretching the fascia. I guess it all depends on the root cause of the PF.
Good luck with your walk.
Dave.

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#407216 - 26/08/16 09:06 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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I know that you are not off for another week but thought I would write to wish you well in case you don't have time to visit the site nearer the time. If you are like me you will have all your "stuff" all over the bedroom floor by now. I hope that the weather is kind to you but enjoy yourself whatever it throws at you.
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#407217 - 29/08/16 11:00 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: Harland]
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Thanks guys
I appreciate that. To be honest my stuff is strewn all over the place but I have been so busy this summer I have not been out walking at all this last 6 weeks or so and was just reminding myself tonight that I am on the train On Friday so I better get some sorting out done ready.
No doubt this means I will forget something but this laid back approach feels quite good.
The forecast seems to be firming up to look ok. There seems to be a weather front hitting the SW on Saturday night but looks like a short sharp one off.
May have been a bit more concerned if I was heading out for three weeks, but ten days should be ok. Have only booked accommodation to end of day 5(Boswinger); will just see how far I can get in my allotted time.
Have written a TR for the first leg. Will try and post it before the off
John

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#407218 - 01/09/16 01:08 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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I have stuck a trip report on walking forum ( SWCP for the over 60s). Not sure I can post it on here easily.
Anyway talk when I get back. best start packing! train in the morning

John

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#407219 - 02/09/16 08:35 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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I didn't know about the "Walking Forum", well worth looking at. Liked the way you wrote up your trip report brought back many memories. Looking forward to the report of your trip starting tomorrow, trust that you are tucked up in bed by now but, if you are like me, the anticipation of tomorrow will be keeping you awake.
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#407220 - 06/09/16 09:39 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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In falmouth end of day 4
Having a quiet cider outside on this warm night
Schedule has been about right. Testing but doable
Day one in the rain around lamorna cove was rough.
Been quite.humid since
Great fun tho...

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#407222 - 14/09/16 09:07 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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Evening,
Well I got to Wembury in 10 days in reasonable shape, so that's another 164 miles on the tally. So I have (near as makes no difference)some 200 miles to go. Got to Boswinger in 5 days ok; then ran out of steam a bit at Charlestown the next day. Picked it up and got to Polperro on the Friday night then slightly ran out of steam again the next three days. Luckily the accommodation stops sort of self selected slightly shorter days after the first week, so I made my objectives.
There isn't such a thing as an easy day on this track. The closest to an easy one is Cremyll to Wembury; the last day.
Again there is some stunning scenery and places just to sit and stare. The walking has the same hilly core but this time with the more temperate woods and river crossings to create a contrast.
Hard to compare its difficulty with other walks but ascent per mile may work. The first leg to Porthcurno was about 205 feet per mile. This leg about 180. The C2C and PW are about 130. I know it is a bit of a fag packet approach and has to be tempered by the extra availability of drinks stops and public toilets down there and the easier navigation. But my knees have some sympathy with this approach.
Truth to tell, I loved it again and will finish the job next spring. Once again, hats off for doing it in one go Harland. Most people seemed impressed with my more modest three pronged attack.
Will write up over the next few weeks

John

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#407225 - 18/09/16 04:46 PM Re: South West Coast Path 2014 [Re: john57r]
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Well done, as you say "only" 200 miles to go! Whilst Portland Bill is said to be an option it is well worth an easy day, leaving your rucksack in your B&B, especially if it is fine.

The prisons look pretty secure from the outside and although I am law abiding if I hadn't they would have put me off especially the Verne Citadel. However having just Googled the Verne Citadel I see it is now an immigration removal centre that in 2014 held 600 detainees awaiting deportation. It is built on the highest point of Portland, the Verne is surrounded by cliffs and a moat, with two entrances - one via a footbridge and the other via a tunnel.
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