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Big Walk.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by telephonepete, May 22, 2020.

  1. telephonepete

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    It is what it is. I dont mind the odd shower but not very hot a breeze will be good certainly not heavy rain.
     
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    Will do. Thanks.
     
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    Its 2.30 am. I got 3 hours unbroken sleep then woke up. Realised i hadnt found or checked my headtorch. All done and spare batteries with it. Leaving at 4 am first few hours and last few hours on Headtorch. Simon will turn up just before 4 am and i am expecting light rain to start with. Travelling very light, just a change of socks and shirt. The rest is a light waterproof 2 litres of water in a Camelback and food plus 3 bananas. Yesterday Simon and Shanna hid 2 x 2 litre bottles of water on the Camel Trail so we have plenty of Water. What will the day bring? Its a rum way of spending the day.
     
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    All suited and booted and ready tonstep out of the door. Rain about but not yet. Simon just arrived.
     
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    Good luck Pete and hope the rain holds off for you :up:
     
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    Hope it's going well!
     
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    Lovely route only cycled it so thumbs up for walking the b****r:eek::up:
     
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    Wow 50 miles :eek: hope it's going well, looking forward to the pictures :thumb:
     
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    Hope you're making good progress, Pete. Looking forward to hearing about it later :thumb:
     
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    Failed. I could and did do it last July but I cant do it now. I have known for some time that this attempt was doomed to failure but it has become something that I do and I feel year after year as the time approaches it is expected that I try it again. When i left home this morning at 4 am i knew from the way i felt that I wasnt going to make it. To be honest all I feel now that the walk is over and done for good is relief. I,ve done it to death and its finally over. Never to be done again. Simon is still doing it he should finish about Midnight. Simon has just telephoned. He has just turned around and is walking back to Padstow. 33.5 miles done 17.5 miles still to do. Go on Mate. When we got to Padstow I didnt say as much but I was desperate to stop and i got to Wadebrige only 20 miles and packed it in. I didnt feel good, slightly sick, my lower back on fire and my ankles felt like they were locking up. Very disapointed I have done this walk about 15 times all succesful the last time last july so its the end of an era for me ending on a failure. However Thank Goodness i am done with That 50 mile Monster that i grew to detest.
     
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    Don’t keep mentioning the word “failure “

    What you have done is way more than most people not half your age but a quarter.

    More time for knitting now anyway Pete...

    Well done on keeping as fit as it’s possible to be.
     
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    Nice post thanks for that. Part of me is saying. Why did you try it again. Why not stop last July on a success. But the idea i had was try to do my last at 80 and then stop. Well its not happened but so what I gave it my best shot. Thanks again.
     
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    Well done Pete, my dad taught me that the difference between the good and the best is that both persevere but the best know when to stop and turn back. You can be proud of yourself mate and have nothing more to prove, I hope you get out to enjoy plenty more walks.
     
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    Ah Pete mate, but still... 20 miles mate! Not even sure I would be able to do that and when I used to walk the Southdowns in my youth we’d cap the daily walking mileage to 20 miles.

    Amazing effort mate! And you’re still my hero :)
     
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    Not sure that getting further than a lot of people half your age would manage can be classed as failure, Pete. Quite the opposite, I'd say ;)
     
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    Really nice of you to say this, all of you.
     
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    Absolutely Mikey, used to do some trail walking when younger, 15 miles sort of OK, but start getting to 19/20 and that was definitely enough and I was 30/40 years old then.
     
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    Thanks Mikey I dont feel very well actually. Early to bed i think. Very little sleep last night.
     
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    You've got ten years on me and I don't think I could have done half that distance. Congratulations! You must have known that one day would be the last and this is it, so celebrate your achievements and relax a while. We'll done.
     
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    All the best Pete,

    Just take it easy mate and try not to overdo things.

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