9 Days and Counting

Start Time 06:00 12th June 2009

It’s less than 10 days to my attempt on the Lakeland 3000. After the warm weekend trip up Scafell Pikes I’ve been taking it relatively easy. A Hexham run out yesterday evening, the usual 6~7 miles. I don’t know exactly how far as I left the GPS at home. Thinking of taking it easy until a final jog on Saturday or Sunday next weekend.

I’ve carried out some detailed analysis of timings from previously recorded GPS track segments of the routes I’ve done over the last few months. These have corresponded to the planned and estimated times on my schedule. This is encouraging as it does mean it’s possible but on the other had one or two of those tracks were taken at speed. I’m relying on two areas of estimate flexibility. One is many of the recorded tracks include the stops for food or photography and these will largely abandoned. The other is I have conservativly estimated the road sections where I’m really hoping to make up some time. Many of the down hill sections have been estimated as being very similar to the corresponding uphill ones, usually down hill is much quicker than up.

Food and diet will be a feature of the next week or two too, concentrating on packing in the carbohydrates rather than adding protein.

I’ll be keeping a close eye on the weather too. I’ve yet to master the controls on that function!

Sunrise 4.36

Sunset 21.49

Six AM Start

Location

Light

Leg Distance

Leg Time

Notes

Keswick Moot Hall

daylight

0

0

06:00:00

Start

Skiddaw

5.25

2.5

08:30:00

steep uphill

Keswick

5.7

2.5

11:00:00

down hill

Borrowdale

11:00:00

road

Seathwaite

8.33

3

14:00:00

road

Halt

0.3

14:18:00

20 min stop

Scafell Pike

3.68

2

16:18:00

long uphill

Scafell

1.13

1.2

17:30:00

vertical

Scafell Pike

1.13

1

18:30:00

vertical

Broad Crag

0.5

0.3

18:48:00

uphill

Esk Hause

1.23

0.5

19:18:00

downhill

Angle Tarn

0.75

0.3

19:36:00

down hill

Stake Pass

dusk

1.5

0.75

20:21:00

flat

High Raise

dusk

1.6

1

21:21:00

steep uphill

Wythburn Church

dark

4.3

2.15

23:30:00

long down hill boggy

Halt

dark

0.3

23:48:00

20min stop

Helvellyn

dark

2.3

1.2

01:00:00

steep uphill

The Swirls Car Park

dark

2.5

1.2

02:12:00

down hill

Keswick Moot Hall

dawn

8

3.5

05:42:00

road

47.89

23.7

finished

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