Marcus had a cold and was literally jogging....... Megan absolutely nailed no.2, whilst me and Matt W were being headless chickens and I started 4 minutes after Matt!!!! After that it rained so I couldn't read map, which on that area was quite tricky (is this the worlds biggest understatement?)
Pete Ward arrived at the no 2 hillside... and saw someone pop down & punch it!
Me - no luck. Nor Ben Maliphant.....
Yes i heard Marcus had a cold, I saw Matt Wh finish, he looked fed up! What a gong show! All good fun tho. I think..........
Didn't your training session with me teach you anything? :-/
Look at rout gadget Charlie.... No. 2 was a disaster for many... Duncan obviously nailed it too
there was so little to go on..... one cairn, which i saw but couldnt', for some reason, find on my map..... then suddenly others were there & I was royally put off.
It was a shambles!
Just imagine what it would have been like in the mist.
It would have been a total epic, and worth it too, as we'd be talking about it in the pub for years...... value for money!
It would be interesting to hear from Meg how she did it...
Well here is the interesting story!
I headed for the valley roughly in the right direction, then I spotted the rocks (the chunky patch) across the valley and ran right of those, down the ridge to the cairn and straight from there. For once I actually checked my compass properly (by the cairn) and ran to a rock in the distance, neatly hitting the control on the way.
So Phil, you know that bit of plastic bling you wear around your wrist? It's called a compass. Use it ;-)
If i'd hit the cairn and seen it on the map i reckon I'd have been OK
However, the chunky patch of rocks eluded me as i was expecting that hillside to look very different, and I was thrown, everything was very same-y, and so I kind of lost the plot a bit.
We live and learn! Each control was a chance to improve, & i took it. And the racing at the end was fast & furious & also fun!
Damn, thought I'd found your kryptonite, but it was really just the one leg.
i was useless on no 12 as well, resorting to watching other runners and waiting until someone found it. Can't relocate off vague hillside shapes!
No 2 was epic, and I'm glad I'm still alive.