/ Track Claire Maxted On Her Bob Graham Attempt

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Michael Ryan - on 17 May 2013
Energiser bunny and editor of Trail Runner magazine, Claire Maxted set off from Moot Hall in Keswick at 6pm this evening to attempt the Bob Graham Round......the 66 mile, 27,000 ft circuit of 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District within 24 hours.

You can follow her progress here:

http://maps.opentracking.co.uk/maxted13.cfm?n=1

and wish her well here....

https://www.facebook.com/claire.maxted?hc_location=stream

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a lakeland climber on 17 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

Gonna be wet! :-(

ALC
Michael Ryan - on 17 May 2013
In reply to a lakeland climber:

As you know Bob...

On average there are 200 wet days/year; 145 dry days/year; 20 snowy days/year in the Lakes
Tyler - on 17 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

> As you know Bob...

So that's who ALC is!
Simon Caldwell - on 17 May 2013
In reply to a lakeland climber:

Very wet...
Darren Jackson - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

The track's showing her at Wasdale Head now. She has 6:30 to make it back to Keswick.

Is it still on?
Darren Jackson - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:
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> Is it still on?

Hmmmm... Looking at the schedule detailed on Bob's page, I'm guessing that she won't make it back within the 24 hours... The weather must have been really rough.

http://bobwightman.co.uk/run/bob_graham.php
Simon Caldwell - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:
> The weather must have been really rough

and is about to get worse according to the rainfall radar.

she's still on the move though!
Darren Jackson - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Toreador:
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> she's still on the move though!

Yeah, good on her!
pog100 - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Darren Jackson:

Honister now, at 5pm, so won't make the 24 hours, but great effort considering the weather
highclimber - on 18 May 2013
In reply to pog100: Must be tough conditions to be 3 hours behind ETA. Good work so far though!
Antigua - on 18 May 2013
In reply to highclimber:
> (In reply to pog100) Must be tough conditions to be 3 hours behind ETA.
Does that mean that the 24hr thing is off?
Ridge - on 18 May 2013
In reply to highclimber:

Been horrendous weather in Cumbria today, a lot of local roads are closed due to flooding. A lot brighter now, but it must have been a long night and a gruelling day.
highclimber - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Antigua: unless she can get to Moot hall from Dale head in two minutes, yes!
highclimber - on 18 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH: She's nearly there. well done that woman!
IainRUK - on 18 May 2013
In reply to highclimber: Aye it'll be a good experience regardless.. and will have learnt plenty for a successful round in future.
Michael Ryan - on 20 May 2013
Darren Jackson - on 20 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

Great stuff. Good on her for keeping at it despite the awful weather.
mountain.martin - on 20 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:
Well done Caire, I've supported on a couple of rounds and am in awe of anybody who does it. To have such bad conditions and not use those as an excuse to stop when you are feeling knackered and in pain shows great mental strenght.

The Blog is a good read also.
Steve John B - on 20 May 2013
In reply to mountain.martin:
> To have such bad conditions and not use those as an excuse to stop when you are feeling knackered and in pain shows great mental strenght.

Yep, good work that woman.
Tall Clare - on 20 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

Good work! I can't even imagine doing something like this in good weather, let alone in those conditions.
pog100 - on 20 May 2013
In reply to Michael Ryan - UKC and UKH:

What a fantastic blog! Almost as inspirational as "Feet in the Clouds", and a very real account.

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