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#60829 - 16/04/11 09:36 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: sgtjames]
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Sgt James,

I did express my doubts to Slogger about the high success rate of this exercise.It just dosen't tally with civilian events of a similar nature.Not saying it can't be done but was just a little surprised.

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#60830 - 16/04/11 09:54 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Came across a small group of Coast to Coasters yesterday bivouacking near Scarth Nick. They were on an exercise requiring them to complete the walk, carrying their own provisions, at an average of 3 MPH, ie 65 hours including stops. I was going to offer to accompany them on the last section but felt that their pace would slow me down!



I knew I should have stayed in bed.

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#60832 - 17/04/11 02:02 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Came across a small group of Coast to Coasters yesterday bivouacking near Scarth Nick. They were on an exercise requiring them to complete the walk, carrying their own provisions, at an average of 3 MPH, ie 65 hours including stops. I was going to offer to accompany them on the last section but felt that their pace would slow me down!



I knew I should have stayed in bed.


Ha, Ha, Sorry SC,
I do get carried away at times with my passion for fast high mileage walking.
I hope I haven't offended you in any way, I have great respect for your input on this forum especially your given local knowledge and advice on the C2C route in your neck of the woods.
I know you just missed me last time, but it would be good if I came across you during my next attempt.
Sgt James,
I have recently received information from a reliable source, that such a 65 hour crossing of the C2C, by members of Special Forces is within their capabilities.
If it is the case, (which hasn't as yet been confirmed) that the groups involved in the crossing ARE members of the Special Forces, then I accept that it is true, and apologise for disbelieving you.
Dave.

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#60835 - 17/04/11 09:06 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: Slogger]
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...though not necessarily wholly walking lol - 'yomping' - after all the marines are renowned for their 10m in 2 hours battle yomps
here's a publicised event (though somewhat shorter...)

Dartmoor Yomp
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#60836 - 17/04/11 09:08 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: lightweightmick]
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that should read Royal Marines of course...
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#60837 - 17/04/11 09:18 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: lightweightmick]
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Here's another - and we all saw this one!

"56 miles (90 km) in three days carrying 80 pounds (36 kg)"

this including the Paras of course...
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#60850 - 18/04/11 10:06 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: lightweightmick]
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Hi Slogger

I am working over all of Easter but only on the C to C section on Easter Sunday which will be too late for you.

Many staff have taken holidays to include the extra bank holiday so there is a shortage of people over the next few weeks. I am currently in the Lakes until Friday ... then I am working for the foreseeable future.

Best of luck with your efforts (I really mean this)

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#60851 - 18/04/11 10:15 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Funnily enough, if they are the special forces a lot is explained.

As I probably mentioned earlier, 2 remote valleys are now exclusively tenanted by retired officers of the special forces. These valleys both have a single road entering them and can be blocked off in a matter of hours if necessary (or possibly shorter). They are effectively out of bounds to all including staff like myself. This could explain the secrecy and the camping issue was a suitable cover. Both valleys also have a church used for "high profile" weddings and guests so security is tight. Please don't ask me where they are or my IP will be deciphered I'm sure

Hmmmmmm............

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#60854 - 18/04/11 10:41 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: slowcoach]
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Just out of interest... what time of day did you come across the party btw?
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#60919 - 21/04/11 12:37 PM Re: For speed aficianados [Re: lightweightmick]
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Just before 7am

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