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#407163 - 21/07/16 05:02 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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#407164 - 21/07/16 05:15 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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doh, got up to go to door - came back to find one of cats deleted reply and posted their own...
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#407165 - 21/07/16 06:30 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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Did you ever manage to set up SPOT Adventures Dave..? Trying to set it up so waypoints are saved. The mobile app seems to save the messages indefinitely, but I thought I'd give the adventure set up a go... last year I left it more than a week and it was all gone... but earlier this year, idly checking the mobile app, I was pleasantly surprised to see it all still there.
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#407166 - 21/07/16 08:13 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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No Mick I never set that up, in fact I didn't renew my SPOT subscription this year as I was considering the Delorme unit. However I thought that the SOS function was active as part of the original purchase, but apparently not, you have to have the basic subscription, so I may now renew.
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#407167 - 21/07/16 11:35 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Yes it's expensive for just a few days a year - must admit I only got the Spot as you'd used it to good effect (and that leg injury in 2013...)
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#407168 - 22/07/16 10:45 AM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: Slogger]
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Wonderful,what was total walking time???

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#407176 - 25/07/16 12:46 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: MIKE M]
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Not worked that out yet Mike... but I used 2 pace indicators:
1) wearing a heart rate monitor and trying to keep to 120bpm avg.(ie. a good steady low rate - lower the better for long days)
2) using the down timer facility on stopwatch (set to 20mins) Very useful but this technique relies on knowing where the 'milemarks' are. I use features in my written instructions to give me a reasonably accurate idea. (ie. 150m past gate. When timer beeps I then have a rough idea whether I'm up or down on that mile)
based roughly on 16hr days with approx 2hrs of food/footstops
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#407203 - 08/08/16 01:35 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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Well done Mick. Outstanding.

I often read journals of the long distance walkers in the US.

It takes a few weeks before some of them can 'ramp up' there daily mileage to over 25 - 30 miles a day or more. One guy regularly makes 40!

Incredibly, you seemed to have exceeded this from the starting gate.

Very impressed.

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#407208 - 11/08/16 05:31 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: DodgeyKnee]
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Cheers Mike - that Lovesome Hill is proving elusive though...

I'd love to see someone else have a go at this same line.

The North York Moors took more out of me than last time and I had no wayfinding issues so what do you do - to get that last 7m to the Northallerton road..?
Playing catch up next day wasn't part of the plan either, but I was well chuffed to get to Keld for 10pm.
How I got it so badly wrong next morning, I think was more down to too much confidence as I'd covered that ground a few times now and there is a good dry route, but I just missed it in the mist (maybe a GPS unit would help..?) and ended up in bogs - whether this was down to the wet June, who knows - can't have helped, but it took hours just to get a few miles... thus ruining my chances of getting to the YHA at Waterhead. The SPOT markers show my position too far to the north - I did try and correct but too little too late. My other error was in not turning S on the hill bagger's track to come out near the obvious feature as shown on OS as a double dashed line and clealy shown on Google. Its' big big mistake to think you've got all day as well...

Full respect to Dave for his 3 days 15 hrs - a longer route and with a tent!
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#407242 - 10/11/16 12:22 PM Re: LWM's C2c Attempt Live. [Re: lightweightmick]
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Finally got the report online...

2016 coast to coast attempt

I found it tough this year though - ha ha, I seriously expected to get the last train out of St Bees - hence it was still an 'attempt' and only just under 4 days with just 2 hours to spare...
I still think a good fit walker could make it to Lovesome Hill on Day 1 though... which means I'm coming round to thinking of giving it another go, but don't tell the missus...
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