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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 8:15pm

It's probably the zooming right in that I had missed.

Anyway, he's passed Daviot so under seven miles to Inverness I think.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby SimonCelsa » 16 Jun 2018, 8:19pm

I've just given him a big cheer from Inverness at 20:17...he was looking good. I actually popped into the local hospital to try and scrounge a neck brace. The lady at the desk had 2 ready and apparently it is sorted. I hope he makes it.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 8:19pm

thirdcrank wrote:It's probably the zooming right in that I had missed.

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It took me all day to realise it! :D

Anyway, he's passed Daviot so under seven miles to Inverness I think


It's a bit tight but if he's still going he could get to Inverness with a minute or two to spare - the last bit is all down hill.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby LollyKat » 16 Jun 2018, 8:21pm

I can't get the map zooming to give speed to work...
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 8:21pm

SimonCelsa wrote:I've just given him a big cheer from Inverness at 20:17...he was looking good. I actually popped into the local hospital to try and scrounge a neck brace. The lady at the desk had 2 ready and apparently it is sorted. I hope he makes it.


If he's already in Inverness he's well ahead.

Update: through Inverness 12 minutes early.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 16 Jun 2018, 8:27pm

SimonCelsa wrote:I've just given him a big cheer from Inverness at 20:17...he was looking good. I actually popped into the local hospital to try and scrounge a neck brace. The lady at the desk had 2 ready and apparently it is sorted. I hope he makes it.


Great effort! He is still a few mins ahead of schedule.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 8:29pm

LollyKat wrote:I can't get the map zooming to give speed to work...


Click on the plus sign until you see small black dots then click on each dot.
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby LollyKat » 16 Jun 2018, 8:35pm

Thanks - I was clicking on the flag, not the dots. :D

It's nail-biting stuff, isn't it!

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 8:36pm

I think it's a good sign that he's made up a few more minutes on schedule. Preparing the schedule can't be an exact science because you don't know what will happen along the way to interfere with it, but gaining time seems very positive to me, rather than just hanging on.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby Mick F » 16 Jun 2018, 8:37pm

Crossed the Kessock Bridge.
Doing well, even though he wasn't earlier, but managed to gain ground.

Well done that man! :shock: :D
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 16 Jun 2018, 8:49pm

Anyone staying up for the finish?

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 8:53pm

1982john wrote:Anyone staying up for the finish?


Well, we don't exactly know when that might be ... :shock:
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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Jun 2018, 8:57pm

He's through Tore roundabout which I think = 112 miles to JoG. I'm not on twitter so I don't know anything about what state he's in but he's making good progress.

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby 1982john » 16 Jun 2018, 9:00pm

Another thing that has just dawned on me is that even if he's a little behind schedule there is some leeway.

His schedule has him finishing at 3.46 which by my calculation is 18 minutes less than the record..

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Re: Record attempt scheduled

Postby horizon » 16 Jun 2018, 9:00pm

thirdcrank wrote:He's through Tore roundabout which I think = 112 miles to JoG. I'm not on twitter so I don't know anything about what state he's in but he's making good progress.


AFAICS there hasn't been a tweet for about an hour. Maybe they're holding their breath . . .
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