The Big Day
you are planing your start time, consider which leg you want to
do in the dark, and imagine the worst possible conditions. If you
have to stop at each peak to take bearings, then time is going to
mount up. That why I think a midnight start is the best, with the
lest amount of darkness, as it gets light after app' 3.30 - 4.00
a.m. and at the other end after Robinson you can run on the road
back to Keswick if its dark.
Hopefully you had all your meetings,
everything sorted out, everybody has a copy of the schedule and
knows which leg and time they are going to do. To make
the day run smothly, here are a few tips
- Bag and label your Food & Drinks
for each leg.
- Label each Food & Drinks (cold)
for each Rest-stop.
- Label a bag with your spare
clothing, in case you want to change at the end of each
leg. (if its raining)
- Food & Drinks for your supports
in a seperate box
- Have a flask ready, which the driver
can fill with hot water to save time at the rest stops.
- Have your leg cards ( cards which
you write down the times at each peak ) laminated, or put
in a plastic-bag with pen or pencil.
- If you only have one navigator to
two contenders, then an agreement should be made before
hand, as to what happens if one starts to fall behind
- Arange a meeting place H.Q. (
Campsite ) where everybody knows where to meet to be
picked-up and returned after each leg.
- The driver on the day is the man in
charge,.he should have a list of people who are helping,
know which food & drinks are which, all the leg
cards, spare pens and pencils, a mobile phone would be
usefull for relaying information.
- Driver, arrive at least 30mins - 60
mins before schedule time at each change over point (
depending on progress ) so that you can set everything
- If you've got plenty of time at
Newlands, change into road shoes. ( unless you
are going through the woods, see route choice
- Try to eat and drink
regular on all the legs.
- Try to stick to your schedule on the
early legs, and if you are going well, you can gain time
in the later stages.
Paper-cups. Plastic-spoons. Knives.
Tin-opener. Kettle. Teapot. Table. Folding-Chairs. Gas-stove.
Flask. Rucksack. Head-Torch. Hat. Gloves. Tea. Coffee. Sugar.
Milk. Juices. Cake. Biscuits. Water-bottles. Water.
SUPPORT DETAILS (
you can print this sheet out to write out your details )