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Friday, April 13, 2012


Although I will not be on this year's TGO Challenge in May, the annual warm-up for the fen boys is going ahead. The pre-walk daunder has become something of a fixture in April's calendar, when a bunch of flatlanders go somewhere hilly and stare aghast at the mountains. They always seem so much higher, steeper and wetter that we remembered them.

And then there are the unaccustomed ascents. Distance - we can do distance, no problem. It's the height gain that leaves us gasping like beached fish. Hence two or three days gentle acclimatisation before the big event in Scotland.

Report and photos coming soon - but in the meantime for all you Challengers who have been putting off that final bit of training, here is a little widget that shows you exactly how much time you have left to get 'hill fit'. Not long now



Blogger Louise said...

Hmm. Yours is much prettier than mine.

Which, somehow, sounds so very wrong...

Keep Sloman away from any nasty, sharp, pointy wire.

April 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Even timed for 9:00am.

Did you get the maps and route files, Sir?

April 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Oi Lousie!

I heard that! I have no inclination to scale any pointy wirey stuff these days. I shall walk right through the same with the aid of wire-cutters.

April 13, 2012 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Ooh - Just read my emails - cancel my first comment, apart from the Genius bit, of course!

We could come back Sunday if you like? I thought you wanted to get back on Saturday?

April 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Andrew W said...

Sloman will not be allowed near anything sharp.

If he encounters any, I have my Leatherman with hard wire cutters.
In fact they are "Well 'ard".

Regarding Sat or Sun.
Unless it is bloody 'orrible weather, then I would be fine with Sunday finish.

April 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

I'll check with WeeWillyWilky to see if he can do Sunday as well then.

So - We're all going "tooled up" then... Best not tell the Rozzers!

April 14, 2012 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Andrew W said...

The rozzers probably know.
I suspect that your blog and anyone who comments on it, is probably being watched by MI5 and assorted govt spooks by now.

The weather forecast is not looking so grand for the end of next week though.

April 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM  
Anonymous Bob said...

Bought an iPad, can only see a black square, is this the most useless gadget in the world? I feel a rant coming on...

April 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM  

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