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Highland Trail 2015

Post by Richpips » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:10 pm

So, entries open on Monday.

Who's up for it?

Will it fill up this year with the pre-race entry vetting?

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:37 pm

I'm in (I hope) for obvious unfinished business reasons
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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by Richpips » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:52 pm

I'm in (I hope) for obvious unfinished business reasons
Bought some new shorts?

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Post by Ben98 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:00 pm

Dave Barter wrote:I'm in (I hope) for obvious unfinished business reasons
Thought you were never ever ever ever doing it again?
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Post by Chew » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:06 pm

Richpips wrote:Will it fill up this year with the pre-race entry vetting?
I think Alan wanted Quality over Quantity next year.

I am surprised that theres no mention of having to have completed a Qualifying Event on the website.

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by Ray Young » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:10 pm

Ben98 wrote:
Dave Barter wrote:I'm in (I hope) for obvious unfinished business reasons
Thought you were never ever ever ever doing it again?
Me too.

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:50 pm

Thought you were never doing it again
I did say that at the time. Then I wrote http://phased.co.uk/the-highland-trail-550/ and thought about it more. Then I survived and did a decent'ish time on the BB200, all of this helped me build a coping strategy that I hope will see me through. After the HT500 I did my first ever 250 mile ride and a few weeks back a 150 for the hell of it. I reckon I've got my head into the right place now.

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by AlanG » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:56 pm

You're in Dave. I'm in too! With Rich that makes three.
I have a feeling demand for places will be high.

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Post by FLV » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:09 pm

AlanG wrote:You're in Dave. I'm in too! With Rich that makes three.
I have a feeling demand for places will be high.
I'm intending to enter again too :-bd

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by Richpips » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:36 pm

Just spoken to Brant at http://pactbikes.com/

We should have our tandem by then. :wink:

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Post by Karl » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:03 pm

I will be entering if I'm accepted as mentally insane.

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Post by ianfitz » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:26 pm

I do have a qualifying event/time from the bb200. But am fairly sure that this year I'm going to focus on the cairngorm loop and the borders ITT to get a bit more multiday experience. Ht550 the year after I reckon
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Post by slarge » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:07 pm

I would like to enter again. Going to finish it next year, now I know a lot more about feeding over multi day events.....

I think I have the qualifying points, just need the brownie points.........

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Post by Ian » Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:55 am

In case anyone was wondering, I'm not going to ride it next year. Need a year off it I think. Would like to focus on a few other things, not least my son's birthday which is the same weekend :smile:

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Post by AlasdairMc » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:33 am

I'm in again. I would have thought I'd have learned last year, but I really want to put myself through the pain, because it's bloody good fun!!

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Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:13 am

At the risk of seeming like I'm obsessed, entries are now open.

I've put my name down for this and also the Cairngorms Loop three weeks prior. It makes for a perfect warmup event and a great race in its own right.

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Post by Karl » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:44 am

Think I might be a bit keen....set my alarm for midnight and sent the email by 00:03 :roll:
Fingers crossed!

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Post by slarge » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:36 am

Maybe keen but not quite as bad as KBR, sent my email off this morning

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Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:48 am

KBRPro wrote:Think I might be a bit keen....set my alarm for midnight and sent the email by 00:03 :roll:
Fingers crossed!
So it wasn't just me doing that then? :lol:

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Post by FLV » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:35 pm

AlasdairMc wrote:
KBRPro wrote:Think I might be a bit keen....set my alarm for midnight and sent the email by 00:03 :roll:
Fingers crossed!
So it wasn't just me doing that then? :lol:

What on earth did you do that for Alasdair, you're guaranteed due to your 2015 finish :grin:

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Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:49 pm

I may have exaggerated but I did send my email just after 12 - I was up at the time and wanted to make sure I got my entry through early so I wasn't getting in just because of my finish.

Are you in too Dave?

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by FLV » Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:57 pm

Yep. In mate. And, like you seem to be, looking forward to such silly behavior already

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Post by AlasdairMc » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:22 pm

FLV wrote:Yep. In mate. And, like you seem to be, looking forward to such silly behavior already
Definitely. We'll need to catch up again at the youth hostel for a pre-eaten wayfarer meal...

The one I bought stayed in my pack until the night of day 2, and wasn't worth carrying tbh.

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Post by htrider » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:01 pm

12.02 for me.... Afterward I felt a bit stupid but looks like I'm in good company! Early training in staying up late!

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Re: Highland Trail 2015

Post by FLV » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:23 pm

AlasdairMc wrote:
FLV wrote:Yep. In mate. And, like you seem to be, looking forward to such silly behavior already
Definitely. We'll need to catch up again at the youth hostel for a pre-eaten wayfarer meal...

The one I bought stayed in my pack until the night of day 2, and wasn't worth carrying tbh.
Ha ha. Glad I didn't carry it, it was grim

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