Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

Lands end John o groats (walking) LEJOG

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i4got

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5,097 posts

55 months

Saturday 26th March
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GloverMart said:
Really just posting to wish you all the very best for this, i4got. It's something that in my head, I'm daft enough to do but my body would never cope with it now.

Would be good to get some pics along the way if you have time though.
Pics will definitely be posted. At this stage I'm not sure my body will hold out - my back in particular with the rucksack. I'm already thinking contingencies though. eg buy a shopping trolley in a Wilko somewhere and fix my rucksack to it. smile Hopefully it won't come to that.

MYOB

4,175 posts

115 months

Saturday 26th March
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Good luck! Make sure you take notes on a daily basis in case you decide to write a book afterwards of your exploits.

I’ll be following this with interest.

interstellar

2,521 posts

123 months

Monday 28th March
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Good luck i4got. Think you are making the trip to the start line tomorrow.

Edited by interstellar on Monday 28th March 20:42

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Monday 28th March
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interstellar said:
Good luck i4got. Think you are making the trip to the start like tomorrow.
Thank you, yes - train to Penzance tomorrow, then bus to Lands End early the following morning.

interstellar

2,521 posts

123 months

Monday 28th March
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Great, really wish I could do something like this for 3 months but have too many commitments at the moment.

biggbn

13,201 posts

197 months

Tuesday 29th March
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Wow, I think that would be a fantastic thing to do!! Best of luck, enjoy.

MonkeyBusiness

3,525 posts

164 months

Tuesday 29th March
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Good luck! As a fellow long distance walker I'd love to attempt this.

Looking forward to the updates.

Edited by MonkeyBusiness on Wednesday 30th March 12:47

Rosscow

8,254 posts

140 months

Wednesday 30th March
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And, any moment now I guess, he’s off!

Good luck i4got, and keep us posted!

spikeyhead

14,471 posts

174 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Good luck with it

S100HP

11,791 posts

144 months

Wednesday 30th March
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This is awesome. A friend of my family is planning on doing LEJOG on her horse in a few months too.

I also found this review when I purchased these walking boots, someone else who walked the route

https://wildwalkinguk.com/2019/11/22/lands-end-to-...

Edited by S100HP on Wednesday 30th March 08:20

Gary29

3,682 posts

76 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Something I'd love to do too, I'm pretty jealous!

Escpecially after recently watching this video of a young guy who did the same trip, very watchable:


Austin_Metro

434 posts

25 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Best of luck OP.

Pasties for the next few days.

Randy Winkman

11,418 posts

166 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Austin_Metro said:
Best of luck OP.

Pasties for the next few days.
hehe One of the best things about long distance walking. Pasties, bags of chips, 99 ice creams and if you can find somewhere suitable, cream teas. cloud9

interstellar

2,521 posts

123 months

Wednesday 30th March
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S100HP said:
This is awesome. A friend of my family is planning on doing LEJOG on her horse in a few months too.

I also found this review when I purchased these walking boots, someone else who walked the route

https://wildwalkinguk.com/2019/11/22/lands-end-to-...

Edited by S100HP on Wednesday 30th March 08:20
So her horse is doing it really biggrin

tim2100

6,254 posts

234 months

Wednesday 30th March
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interstellar said:
S100HP said:
This is awesome. A friend of my family is planning on doing LEJOG on her horse in a few months too.

I also found this review when I purchased these walking boots, someone else who walked the route

https://wildwalkinguk.com/2019/11/22/lands-end-to-...

Edited by S100HP on Wednesday 30th March 08:20
So her horse is doing it really biggrin
I'm sure her backside will be sore at the end....

tim2100

6,254 posts

234 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Best of luck OP. Sounds an incredible challenge.

Please post up your route and updates as I am sure some PHer's will be happy to buy you a drink or food for support on the route.

I did a virtual Lejog challenge last year which had a map, part of the route went along the canal near to the house so I made sure I ran that section at the correct time.

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Wednesday 30th March
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First day finished. A nice short one. Stayed at Penzance last night and got the bus to LE this morning. Left my rucksack at the accommodation so a pretty easy 11 miles back to Penzance. Nice and sunny when i finished so enjoyed a £1.49 pint of IPA in the sun at the end. I think tomorrow will be quite a bit tougher with the back pack.




S100HP

11,791 posts

144 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Are you recording on Strava or similar?

interstellar

2,521 posts

123 months

Wednesday 30th March
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Brilliant update and your now on your way. Great start!

i4got

Original Poster:

5,097 posts

55 months

Wednesday 30th March
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S100HP said:
Are you recording on Strava or similar?
Using an app called Relive. Records route and height. It additionally produces a video. Not sure if it will load on PH but I’ll give it a try.