I’m not going to bang on about this too much as it really should remain something that people find out about and do for themselves.
This is what the Grindleford Gallop, Haworth Hobble and Edale Skyline were building up to. Plus some time in the gym working on core strength.
I bumped into Nick Ham coming out of Stonehouses (26 miles done, 34 to go) and he announced he was in ‘survival mode’ – this really brought home the scale of the event – not even halfway through and it had already knocked us both for six. There was nothing to do but crack on with the task in hand – think about it too much and I would have been done in.
Luckily on the Fellsman the CP’s are quite close together, on average every 3 miles there are alternately (and generally) clip points and food stops so it feels like you are making constant progress, if only to get one more clip on your wheel-shaped tally closer to the finish.
Finish - yes I did; this one is more about completing than competing (personally) - I'll be back for more.