/ Killian’s BG
Killian Jornet just set off on the Bob Graham. Carl Bell is supporting L1 so he’s going for a quick one!
For anyone who doesn’t know there seems to be a good chance he will take Billy Bland’s unbreakable record of 13h53.
Good luck to him.
Interesting, do you know if he has a live tracker available anywhere? A quick search doesn't give me anything.
I can't find anything either. Just checked his blog... I must have missed it, but apparently he broke his fibula 3 months ago! And won the Mont Blanc Marathon a week ago
He broke it during the Pierra Menta (last day, he was in contention for the win).
I saw Shane Ohly (somewhere on social media) said he was wearing a tracker but no idea where you can see it online.
I don't think the tracker link has been made public.
Good luck to him - he clearly means business with Carl as his leg one pacer!
~1.51.55 Blencathra summit - holy sh*t!
From Shane Ohly’s FB page.
Thanks for the heads up. We jumped into the car and headed to Dunmail. He hit there at 10:38.
Video from my better half here: https://mobile.twitter.com/carolinebuble/status/1015895785001676803
He's apparently 30 minutes up on the record after only 4.30. Wow. If he keeps this up he'll go under 12 hours!
At least he had the decency not to run up Steel Fell then.
Blimey. Classy pics of Billy out to cheer him on at Dunmail over on the FRA Facebook page
Ha! Yes, he got to the top pretty quickly though! Was super exciting to be there. Fingers crossed he does it.
> Blimey. Classy pics of Billy out to cheer him on at Dunmail over on the FRA Facebook page
Having just gone looking and not found them there, pointing others to the Fell Runners UK group (which isn't the same thing):
A lovely picture on there of a young lad chasing him on the way out from Dunmail.
Where is he now?
Went over Dale Head at 17:30. He's going to take a huge chunk out of Billy's time.
Anyone know where that thread is with our time predictions, from last year I think when he was over here?
Robinson 17:52 apparently! Wow.
TalkUltra tweet: "Planning on being in Keswick. Be quick.... 1830 - 1840 I reckon #bgr"
Not sure but this looks like a live feed from Keswick???
He's due in a few minutes apparently!
He’s just arrived at moot hall.
Unofficial suggestion is it’s 12:53????
Unbelievable! History has just been made!
He's done it. 12.52ish so an hour faster than the record!!
Live feed looks like he has made it but cant work out his time
Wow. Very impressive!
Different class, peerless, one of a kind!
Great to see Billy at the Moot Hall to congratulate him
Wow, that's just a phenomenal run!
It's so great to see all the fast guys out supporting him as well as Billy heading out to see him on the run and at the finish. Proper sportsmanship that encapsulates everything that makes fell running great
Agreed. Incredible isn’t it?
Can’t believe how exciting it’s been today!
It was particularly good that Billy was out and that he had the support of some top class fell guys. Some of the comments on the fell runners FB page beforehand were pretty depressing - hoping that no-one would pace KJ and that he'd be unsuccessful.
Let’s hope Billy Bland’s explicit endorsement today puts a swift end to any negativity.
I reckon he’s the only guy on planet earth that can legitimately judge Kilian’s achievement.
Did he just go round once? Disappointing.
Yes I saw some of that chat on Facebook. I found it all pretty mean minded so it was great to see that Kilian went out with proper support from the top runners today.
I think some folk were worried that as a professional athlete he would make his attempt in a flashy commercial way, so it has been great to see him approach it a very low key way in keeping with the spirit of the round.
There are some lovely pictures on Twitter and Facebook of Kilian and Billy sharing a post run drink and a chat at the Moot Hall
Agreed.. If BB is happy to welcome KJ back, who cares what Facebook thinks... And the assistance of an all-star support crew and pacers would certainly help!
Any takers on how long this records going to last? Suspect it'll be standing long after I am!
> Billy Bland’s unbreakable record of 13h53.
Thanks for posting that, it was one of the questions in the quiz at the Britannia tonight !
That strava track is flipping useful for spotting where I went wrong on Saturdays recce! I'm guessing it is about as good a route as you can get with those pacers.
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