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#407153 - 19/07/16 10:29 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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With 9 miles to go has he stopped for a rest or overnight at Gosforth or is he to continue into the early hours of tomorrow morning.
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#407154 - 20/07/16 12:18 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Micks gone through Blackbeck, no stopping him now he's going straight through to St. Bees, and will arrive around 1.30am - 2pm ish. I can feel those long long mile after after miles now in the dark. It purely a matter of head down keep going now. For me though it's off to bed, so all I can add is very well done Mick a tremendously spirited, determined achievement.
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#407155 - 20/07/16 03:42 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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great stuff MICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
followed with interest.
MIKE M.

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#407156 - 20/07/16 06:10 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Well done Mick, looks as though you got there just after 2.30 this morning having started at 07.00 yesterday - don't know how you can do it. Does that make it a 3 day crossing as it is less than 4 days?
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#407157 - 20/07/16 01:57 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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We count the days, hours and minutes. This crossing on half the same line as Micks last success, but is around 17 hours faster!
Dave.

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#407158 - 20/07/16 04:49 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Congrats Mick! Well done.

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#407159 - 20/07/16 06:01 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Originally Posted By: Slogger
We count the days, hours and minutes. This crossing on half the same line as Micks last success, but is around 17 hours faster!
Dave.

But he took 11 days off mine!
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#407160 - 21/07/16 12:52 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Harland]
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Back home resting up from an ordeal I have no desire to repeat! Feet not too bad - forefoot blisters, but intact - not too much swelling either. I still believe a good fit walker could get to Lovesome Hill on day 1... a very wet June has left the LWW far squishier than expected and nr Cockheads I went right in up to mi cream crackers! I took some getting out as my right leg cramped badly as well... a windy day didn't help either as on the narrow rutted tracks the wind was sufficient to put me off balance losing good footings at times and I failed to get a good rythm going. And then losing my water twice didn't help... but more on that later...
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#407161 - 21/07/16 11:25 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Hi Mick, the tracker obviously doesn't tell it how it is. It looked to me that you moving well over that section with tracker spacing quite even so I assumed ground conditions were good. I know that feeling of 'Never Again' however the number of tomes Ive said, only within a short space of time started to think how I could have done things better, then..............., you know the rest.
Rest well and I look forward to your full report.
Dave.

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#407162 - 21/07/16 04:49 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Traditional slipway start Dave - message 4 is hidden behind 3 at 4:00am and is exactly from the pitch site in the far corner of the field - dropped tent of in a secure location for collection by local animal rescue* - then hot footed it down FP by Marner Beck which has tree cover blocking next signal probably - stopwatch at start shows 04:32:53 - supposed to be 4:20 but I'd forgotten how long it takes to strike a tent and pack it up! Next signal is just before going under trees at Farsyde Hse after turning off Cleveland Way turning inland.

*for E to W 'ers buying a cheap tent and staying at Middlewood Fm. site (8 pitch fee) may be an option to consider. I arranged with the local animal rescue to collect it later that morning, along with a few other bits, to aid their car boot fundraising. Middlewood proprietors were very helpful and there is a lot of support for RAW Animal Rescue in the area.
Booking a bed for 1 person for 1 night not easy - they really want families and couples for their luxury ensuites and some want minimum term and reluctant to tie up a bed when it could be more profitably let otherwise. Fair play to them of course.
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