I have decided to do a Bob Graham Round. Starting Saturday May 1st going clockwise.
Over the last couple of years I have gradually drifted out of triathlon and into fell running and adventure racing. It wasn’t long before I became aware of the BG round and one read of ‘Feet in the clouds‘ later and it was a definate plan. As I mentioned it to a few people it became apparent that plenty of people I knew had either done a round or were thinking of doing it. Not that surprising as I am a member if Ilkley Harriers, a fairly prominent fell running club. As with any long term plan it’s the preparation that has at least as much affect on you as the actual event. I thought a BG round would get me and the family into the Lakes a bit more, improve my knowledge of bits the Lakes that I didn’t normally visit, improve my mountain skills and since we are trying to broaden our product range for adventure racing it would be good kit testing ground.
I have been generally preparing in 2009 by entering long fell races for stamina and plenty of score orienteering (both bike and foot) to improve my nav. I didn’t get the recces in over the summer as I wanted so the best thing to do was set a definate date for the round and work back from there. I now have a series of double leg recces planned for Nov – Feb. I will post a short report with general musings after each recce, if anyone has any comments or suggestions then please feel free to comment or drop me an email stu(no spam)@facewest.co.uk