After a promising start and arriving at Wasdale only 15 minutes behind schedule I suffered from a prolonged spell of nausea between Scafell and Bowfell when I was able to eat very little. After Bowfell I felt better and although I started eating again I still couldn’t touch my carb drinks and continued to lose time - 73 minutes down at Rossett Pike and 110 at Sergeant Man. By then, it was apparent I wasn’t eating and drinking my way out of the problem. I had hoped to be able to contain the deficit after Rossett Pike and reach Dunmail, perhaps 90 down, then eat well and rest ready for Leg 4 and when this wasn’t happening I concluded there was no real point in carrying on.
Thanks to all of you who got me as far as Dunmail, John & Iain on leg 1, Kath & Karl on Leg 2, Colin, Ali, Rhiannon and Duncan on Leg 3.
Thanks also to Rae, Steve and Andy who were ready for legs 4 and 5. Paul I am pleased we were able to contact you before you left home.
Special thanks to Pauline & Nicole who bore the brunt of the road support and thanks to Ed & Ray who helped them.
This was the last roll of this particular dice and all that remains is to wish Iain & Karl every success with their BG attempts on June 27th and to wish Duncan exactly the same for his 50at50 on July 10th.