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#70512 - 06/07/12 04:52 PM 65 hour challenge
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This will start next Wednesday, leaving St Bees at 0400. If anyone still doubts this takes place, then now is your chance to see it start.

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#70513 - 06/07/12 06:00 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: sgtjames]
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Well,I don't fancy a 400 mile round trip to St Bess to see the start of this walk but would be interested in seeing some video footage and interviews with the participants.If people want to blank their faces out for security reasons that is fine.

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#70515 - 06/07/12 07:03 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: sgtjames]
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Originally Posted By: sgtjames
This will start next Wednesday, leaving St Bees at 0400. If anyone still doubts this takes place, then now is your chance to see it start.


Are you taking part?
So they should arrive in RHB by 2100 on the Saturday.

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#70516 - 06/07/12 11:05 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: Slogger]
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Originally Posted By: Slogger
Originally Posted By: sgtjames
This will start next Wednesday, leaving St Bees at 0400. If anyone still doubts this takes place, then now is your chance to see it start.


Are you taking part?
So they should arrive in RHB by 2100 on the Saturday.


You are too generous, finish by 21.00 on Friday.
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#70519 - 07/07/12 02:41 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: Harland]
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Correct Harland, no wonder it takes me nearly 4.5 days.
Unfortunately we have company staying with us until Thursday evening and work on Friday, otherwise it may have been ample opportunity to start my own direct line at 4am on Wednesday.
Dave.

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#70527 - 08/07/12 08:16 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: Slogger]
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Slogger

I am ineligible to take part as I have left the services.

I cannot speak for this current walk but, in my day, the final RVP was adjacent to the car park in RHB. From there, as the teams finished they were immediately conveyed by car to an overnight camping site on Duchy land abutting the old railway about 3 miles from the finish.

TonyK

What would such a video prove? All it would show is a small group of walkers with their faces blacked out Could have been filmed at any time surely?

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#70530 - 08/07/12 11:31 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: sgtjames]
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Originally Posted By: sgtjames


TonyK

What would such a video prove? All it would show is a small group of walkers with their faces blacked out Could have been filmed at any time surely?


True.I wasn't really looking for evidence as such as it isn't that important.It was just a genuine interest in hearing about participants experiences.Its the reason Slogger writes his blog,not to brag about what he has done but to share his experiences with others.

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#70533 - 09/07/12 04:21 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: tonyk]
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Sgt James,
I am curious as to what the point is of such an excercise.
Especially as an annual event. Surely there are more challenging routes to test resolve and stamina than the C2C or is it one of the TA things.
Dave.

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#70534 - 09/07/12 05:39 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: Slogger]
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The challenge is but one of a number of such events, hence the small number of participants. The purpose of this one is that there is a fixed start and a fixed ending, one at each side of the country.

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#70537 - 11/07/12 07:14 PM Re: 65 hour challenge [Re: sgtjames]
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Not sure how the challenge is going but I have just found out that one of my ex colleagues is part of a group of ex service personnel that has walked Hadrian's Wall non stop in just over 23 hours.

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