I think "walks" such as the Lyke Wake should be allowed to evolve,ie,each generation aims for an improvement in performance.They were designed as a challenge for people to test their stamina.Running is most certainly the way to go,the faster the better.Perhaps the benchmark today should be there and back as the standard test.Some of us have walked the single distance during backpacking trips so a double without the burden of a pack would be a reasonable challenge.
you are allowed 48hours for the double
Terry Roberts aged 52 I aged 72, did this double on the 20/21st 0f August 1997
starting at Osmotherley, we had good weather until we arrived at the Scarborough Whitby road from there on to Ravenscar it poured down,
we returned to the Scarborough Whitby road and camped passing a bottle of whisky back and forth from tent to tent
WE WERE WELL SUPPORTED by HAL WARBURTON who had some various meals ready for us at arranged meeting places.so we were able to walk light ,no heavy pack!!!
we met other people doing the double the same night, just as we were making for Scarth Nick we met them again on their return journey
we completed the double with 5 and a 1/4 hours to spare.
and I must add that we walked over the Cleveland hill tops both
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