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TOPIC: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012

The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 09 Jan 2012 19:07 #1405

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The Fellsman is a high level traverse covering more than 60 miles over very hard rugged moorland. The event climbs over 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales.

I'm in :)

I wasn't going to enter - but it's the 50th anniversary event and it's going to sell out very quickly by the looks of things... Plus I met a few people at the Brecon 40 in December who seemed to think that I'd enjoy it - I don't know what gave them that idea?

I don't expect anyone else is going to be daft enough to come along for this - I reckon it'll take me 15-17 hours based on what I've been told :ohmy: Add that into a 500-mile round trip to get there and back and it's going to be an epic weekend.

It should make for a good race report though...

www.fellsman.org.uk/
Last Edit: 09 Jan 2012 19:07 by GuyM.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 13 Jan 2012 09:15 #1442

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Good luck with this one Guy, looks absolutely awesome.
I used to think you were mad, but this one will take you beyond 'certifiable' ;)

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 28 Apr 2012 16:07 #3118

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Sounds like it may be frisky up there Fellsman Incident
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"I have missed out on the normal life other young women live. Now that I've seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring". 28 Times Pole Vault World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva talking about taking a year out from athletics.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 28 Apr 2012 16:14 #3119

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Found via the FRA Forums
"I have missed out on the normal life other young women live. Now that I've seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring". 28 Times Pole Vault World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva talking about taking a year out from athletics.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 28 Apr 2012 20:07 #3121

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Jez Bragg has won the 61-mile 50th Fellsman in 11hrs 2mins
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"I have missed out on the normal life other young women live. Now that I've seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring". 28 Times Pole Vault World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva talking about taking a year out from athletics.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 28 Apr 2012 20:47 #3122

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DominicShields wrote:
Jez Bragg has won the 61-mile 50th Fellsman in 11hrs 2mins
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But it doesn't finish until tomorrow, or is that only the slower runners?
Last Edit: 28 Apr 2012 21:02 by mjhburns.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 06:25 #3130

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Yes I think that is how it works. I gather it was abandoned overnight to people getting hypothermic
"I have missed out on the normal life other young women live. Now that I've seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring". 28 Times Pole Vault World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva talking about taking a year out from athletics.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 08:58 #3132

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I'm alive - just...

You're right Dom - the race was abandoned, but I finished in 17hrs 15min-ish. I 'think' our group was the last-in before the marshals stopped people at checkpoints.

Absolutely brutal day, massive headwind all the way, blizzards, crazy terrain and my left shoe disintegrated at 28 miles, (7 hours) so I ran for 10 hours with a shoes held together with a bit of string!

I was a mess when I finished, and my feet are in tatters! Still, I've now got the 7 points I need to qualify for UTMB in 2013 :)

Garmin up to 15hrs08

I'll do a long blog entry before the pain subsides to remind me in case I decide to enter next year...
Last Edit: 29 Apr 2012 09:24 by GuyM.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 12:19 #3134

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Absolutely impressive Guy! Just looking at the Garmin up to 15hrs08 is amazing let alone finish, well done!

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 15:19 #3137

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Great time Guy, if it was anything like Mynydd Troed, that's an amazing effort.
"I have missed out on the normal life other young women live. Now that I've seen it, I can say that normal life is really boring". 28 Times Pole Vault World record holder Yelena Isinbayeva talking about taking a year out from athletics.

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 15:36 #3138

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You are bonkers, that elevation graph is insane, hats off to you!

Re: The Fellsman 60 Miles/11,000 Feet - Sat/Sun 28/29th April 2012 29 Apr 2012 15:46 #3139

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Be afraid... Race report on the Blog :cheer:
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