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The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« on: May 05, 2017, 08:00:04 pm »
See below a link to my Fellsman (a 60mile traverse of the best limestone in the country) blog. It makes some comparisons between caving and fellrunning and highlights the transferable pain - sorry i mean skills - that go from one to the other.

http://ariocavesproject.com/the-fellsman-a-cavers-foray-into-fellrunning/

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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 08:04:36 pm »
The only find I find that transfers between one and the other is knackered knees. I think I am going to take a break from fell running as I cant take a break from caving!
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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 08:19:56 pm »
Mike Wooding used to take part every year, with pretty creditable times (19:22' in the year he died). There is now a Fellsman trophy awarded in his name:

"Mike Wooding, a Fellsman veteran, died unexpectedly in 2006 having held the coveted number 1 tally in the 2006 Fellsman. The trophy, awarded for the first time in 2007, has been donated by his friends in memory of his inspiration and support to other competitors on the event. This award is presented to an individual competitor or support volunteer who typifies Mike’s love for the challenge of the Fellsman and who has performed something exceptional and noteworthy during the event. "

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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 08:21:39 pm »
I took a break from caving, highly recommend it. Fellrunning is far more civilsed despite the disappointing redundancy of portaloos on long fell outings.

Cut me open thou and I always bleed mud! but a break has made caving so much better again :-)
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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2017, 08:23:13 pm »
I seen that Trophy, and what a man he was. I can totally emphasise as to why he loved it so much. Covers the best potholes in the county!
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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 08:41:57 pm »
I took a break from caving, highly recommend it...............

Cut me open thou and I always bleed mud! but a break has made caving so much better again :-)

Naaaaaa sorry Ive got a mission to fulfil and connect the caves of Nidderdale.....time is short as it is without a break....ha

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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 08:50:30 pm »
Haven't you got minions yet ;-)
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Re: The Fellsman - a smelly cavers foray into Fellrunning
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 12:08:55 am »
Interesting read. My old man, Ian Speight, did it in 1994 and came 13th in 13 hrs 13mins. All the 13s!

Sadly, the apple fell far from the tree in terms of athletic ability...
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