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    • Jonbvn
    • By Jonbvn 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
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    Walk 2000 miles in 2017
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    • 22nd Dec 16, 8:29 AM
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 22nd Dec 16 at 8:29 AM
    Myself and bugslet have decided to target walking 2000 miles in 2017.

    Although a big target, I think it is achievable with consistent effort.

    Anyone who wants to join us, feel free to post on this thread. Also feel free to post updates on your progress.

    Good luck and stride on!
    Last edited by Jonbvn; 23-12-2016 at 5:09 AM.
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    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 13th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    So I could not decide which lump of rock to climb today and thought I would just see what it looks like when I get there.... was either Ingleborough or Pen-y-Ghent.


    Parked up in Horton-in-Ribble, I had planned out both walks and decided to do the longer of the 2 despite not being able to see it from where I was parked.... 9.5 mile round trip up Ingleborough...... got back to the car had lunch and though, sod it, I have paid for parking all day, I don't have to be back home for anything, so plodded the 6.5 mile round trip up Pen-y-Ghent as well!


    16 miles, and ~3000ft of climbing..... I never want to see another pair of walking boots again lol I ache all over but well worth it!
    Last edited by SplanK; 15-04-2017 at 9:27 PM.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 13th Apr 17, 9:12 PM
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    Good effort SplanK, but come on, you did 2 ... only one more for the set!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 14th Apr 17, 6:53 AM
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    Part way up pen-y-ghent i was tempted to drive to the bottom of the 3rd to do the lot, but fatigue and leg/feet started to complain so scrapped the idea quickly...!

    Y3P is going to be tough, but i did do 16 miles and the challenge is 21 so not far off, but going up a 3rd lump of rock.... Hhmm!
    • Fosterdog
    • By Fosterdog 14th Apr 17, 7:04 AM
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    Well done SplanK, I've considered doing the Welsh three peaks (Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-Y-Fan) but I don't think I'm fit enough yet. I've previously done Snowdon and as Pen-Y-Fan is only a ten minute drive from me have done it countless times over the years but the thought of coming down one and going back up another and then to add a third I know is well beyond my physical fitness right now.

    I've had a better week, since my last post on the 5th I've added another 63 miles taking my total for the year so far up to 571 which has tipped the balance back in my favour slightly and I'm ahead of schedule again......but only just, I need to bank some extra in the next few weeks so if I have any low weeks later in the year it won't kill my chances.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 14th Apr 17, 5:05 PM
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    Part way up pen-y-ghent i was tempted to drive to the bottom of the 3rd to do the lot, but fatigue and leg/feet started to complain so scrapped the idea quickly...!

    Y3P is going to be tough, but i did do 16 miles and the challenge is 21 so not far off, but going up a 3rd lump of rock.... Hhmm!
    Originally posted by SplanK
    Its not too bad doing it in one go as the last climb is fairly steep (so over quickly) then its a very long descent. I've always found the walk between pen-y-gent and whernside to be the worst bit. It just seems to drag.

    I was hoping to fit them in as a training run in July but sadly timing wise it doesn't fit in so going to have to hold off running them till next year.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 15th Apr 17, 8:11 PM
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    I'm probably not fit enough to do one. Well done SplanK!

    Not sure of my tally tho week. Fit it died, tried app on phone, forget to take phone with me. Gone back to traditional pedometer.

    Two 15 hour work days didn't help.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Apr 17, 9:26 PM
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    Well done SplanK, great effort.

    In my humble way I did a hard climb on Sunday this week, Largo Law from sea level to the top, only about 2.5 miles in distance but a 950ft climb.
    Good week for me considering the side effects from new meds that I am on, 61.2 miles bringing my total to 798.2 miles, way ahead of target.
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.


    Walk 2000 miles in 2017 - 1226.3
    This week 77.42
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 15th Apr 17, 9:38 PM
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    I must admit the ~5 miles back from Ingleborough seemed to drag and go on and on, so the path from Pen-Y-Ghent to Whernside must be a right chore! However I am planning to do the 3 peaks with a few of the guys from work (including the boss) so hopefully we should be able to bounce of each other to keep us going.


    Although the last 5 miles walk back is not the nicest of paths and I did end up going over on my ankle a few times and boots slipped on what seems like 'polished' rock/limestone (probably explains why I am now experience a little knee discomfort since doing it)


    Pen-y-Ghent 'blue route' was a reasonable and 'easy' climb that I would have flown up with fresh legs so well worth looking if anybody fancies it!


    1 more day for me but hit the min of ~38miles this afternoon so anything over this will now add to my growing buffer. Just hope there is a gap in the weather to pop in a reasonable urban walk!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Apr 17, 3:21 PM
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    38.5 miles for me this week. Mainly down to no long runs this weekend due to a stint as race director for my local parkrun yesterday and then a 10k race today.
    Next week may be low too as I am away Tues and Weds, but back into normal training after that.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 16th Apr 17, 7:41 PM
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    I lost all interest in going out for a walk today so my mileage is 38.4 so just scraped by with weekly average and takes me to 674.5 total...


    Lazy week last week really other than the 2 peaks, hopefully will have a word with myself and get back out tomorrow and put in a decent walk!!
    • Jonbvn
    • By Jonbvn 17th Apr 17, 3:11 PM
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    Reporting in at the end of the 15th week 16 April 2017:

    As of midnight Sunday night, I have walked 1465.63 km (910.70 miles) putting me 522.94 km (324.94 miles) ahead of schedule.

    As expected my holiday led to a drop in mileage. Fortunately, I managed to walk enough so that my buffer was not used. Quite pleased about that TBH.
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    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 19th Apr 17, 9:32 PM
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    I missed putting in last weeks figures so have two lots to add........

    45.30 miles for last week and............
    35.43 miles for the week I missed......

    My chestiness is still lingering which isnt helping with energy levels so still need a few miles in the bag to feel on top of the challenge.

    Gives me a total of 615.06
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....781.35 miles
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 23rd Apr 17, 7:22 PM
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    Managed to do 48.6 miles this week taking my total to 723.1 miles. Now 107.7 miles ahead of weekly average.


    What a chore it felt this week though, just really wasn't into it. Knee and foot pain but it seems as though both of those are on their way out.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 23rd Apr 17, 8:37 PM
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    Managed 41.1 miles this week. Not bad considering I was away for 2 days.

    Going to be missing some miles next weekend due to missing 12 miles on Sat as i have to drive to parkrun rather than run. But maybe make some of it up on Bank holiday Monday, we'll see.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Barny1979
    • By Barny1979 23rd Apr 17, 11:08 PM
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    1,296,445 steps 2384 floors 1,041.16 km 341,529 calories

    So far in 2017

    2016 figures were:
    983,269 steps 4759 floors 769.91 km 318,826 calories
    Last edited by Barny1979; 23-04-2017 at 11:10 PM.
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 24th Apr 17, 8:24 AM
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    48 miles last week - I took a week off work, which really makes a difference. My average daily step count is around 13,000, so getting around 19,000 a day meant I've caught up a bit.
    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 24th Apr 17, 5:30 PM
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    Sorry I haven't been posting lately and well done everyone. I'm currently at 128 miles for April against a target of 165. So need an average 6 miles a day for the rest of the month. I think I can do it in fact would love to build my reserve back up after being ill end of March/start April.

    In other news I'm on hols and it's very hilly here so have done 1153 flights of stairs so far this month. 171 of them yesterday (got a bit lost on a mountain lol)

    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 25th Apr 17, 10:00 PM
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    46.93 miles to add for me for last week.

    Feeling much better after almost 4 weeks coughing.......thinking its almost disappeared and aiming for over 50 miles to add for next week.

    Well done to everyone . I find threads like this so motivating even if its just a weekly visit to put my steps down in writing.
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....781.35 miles
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 28th Apr 17, 10:16 AM
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    .

    Well done to everyone . I find threads like this so motivating even if its just a weekly visit to put my steps down in writing.
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Good to hear you are feeling better - seems 'that' cough has been doing the rounds and lingering about.

    I agree, if it wasn't for posting on here, I'd probably be doing around 1500 miles, it gives me that extra shove!
    • SplanK
    • By SplanK 28th Apr 17, 10:50 AM
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    Yep, this thread in particular is quite good. Not as busy as others, but enough momentum to help everybody to keep the momentum going! Starting to really feel the miles though!


    I am not only doing it for distance, but for weight loss. I have only just started 'calorie counting' using MyFitnessPal, and weight now its falling off me again! Nearly at a total loss of 5st lost since last year and almost about to break into the 12st range (was 13st 2 last Tuesday). The calorie counting/food logging is more to try and stop me snacking and attempt to control portion sizes.... its doing it job!


    Still having issues with my foot! I don't think its anything serious such as a fracture as the only time it seems to happen is in shoes! I think I am narrowing down the issue to shoes which are not as wide as they need to be for my feet, and causing a rubbing, or pressure on my small toe thus resulting in pain! Worked out if I leave my fabric walking boots looser towards the toe end I can walk in them no problem, but if they are too tight, I can barely walk!
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