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#43915 - 06/11/08 05:36 AM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Stottie]
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Originally Posted By: Stottie
"Did't you feel like you missed something of what its all about by walking so fast in such a short time ?"

I know this question isn't aimed at me, and I hope you won't be offended that I'm 'chipping in'.
I've frequently found that once I get going on a long walk it's impossible to slow down. Some kind of demon seems to drive me on, as if I have to prove that I still can 'do it'.
Adapting a famous quotation, "You don't take a walk: a walk takes you".

I agree, but never thought of it as a demon, more that everyone has their own pace ( whether 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 miles per hour ) and their own preferred hours per day walking, hence the great variation in the regular distance covered daily by different walkers.

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#56012 - 14/06/10 12:15 AM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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We have a lady staying with us tonight and going to Kirk Yetholm tommorrow who is on course for finishing in 8 days her knees have suffered a bit but she is in remarkable shape considering the milage she has been putting in.
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#56020 - 14/06/10 08:56 AM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: joyce taylor]
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The problem with doing that sort of mileage every day is that you miss it all. You don't get a chance to stop and admire the view, visit places en-route or have a lie in. I'm not knocking what she has done - fair play to her, good effort. But the speed she will have had to have walked will mean a lot of the scenery will have passed her by.

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#56031 - 14/06/10 06:23 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: joyce taylor]
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Originally Posted By: joyce taylor
We have a lady staying with us tonight and going to Kirk Yetholm tommorrow who is on course for finishing in 8 days her knees have suffered a bit but she is in remarkable shape considering the milage she has been putting in.


Joyce,
Any details regarding her age etc, was she going solo, obviously B&B or camping too?
A fantastic effort which ever way she does it. I know it has been walked by a few in as little as 7 days. I think 9 days is fast enough for me.
Dave.

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#56037 - 14/06/10 08:12 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: Sentinel]
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Originally Posted By: Sentinel
The problem with doing that sort of mileage every day is that you miss it all. You don't get a chance to stop and admire the view, visit places en-route or have a lie in. I'm not knocking what she has done - fair play to her, good effort. But the speed she will have had to have walked will mean a lot of the scenery will have passed her by.



People tend to see what interests them on a walk. A keen ornithologist may see over 40 species of birds (so I am told) whereas I see colourful fluttery things, big black jobs and ducks.

How many people, like me, on the PW have stopped to see the Beacon Guards Grave 200m off the main route or deviated to include the summit of Fountains Fell, explored the Padon Monument, or finished off on the high level route?? Not doing these things, however, does not detracted from their enjoyment.

I am sure that she saw many things that I would miss, but also missed many things that I would have seen. Her pleasure, I would imagine, is speed walking. In my opinion, this is just another valid usage of a national trail.

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#56038 - 14/06/10 08:55 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: slowcoach]
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Her name is Kym Hatala I think she is 49 (sorry Kym if that is not accurate but it`s not polite to ask a lady her age but I`m sure Dave said you were 49)I have just heard she did make it into Kirk Yetholm despite a Knee injury. Nothing could have stopped her on the last lap.Her friend was meeting her every night but she was walking it solo.
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#56059 - 15/06/10 08:44 PM Re: 9 Day Pennine Way Detailed. [Re: joyce taylor]
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Well good for her. She was probably just carrying a daysac, given that she had her friends support, but like me she is no spring chicken (sorry Kim if you read this.) just shows what us oldies can still do!
Dave.

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