How high can we get.........



  • I use a piece of software from anquet maps to plan routes. THe version I purchased cost £35 and covers the Welsh National Parks, which is handy as I live in the Brecon Beacons. The sell versions that cover the other national parks for the same price or for £120 you can get either the south of Britain or north of Britain. I comes with digital 1:50,000 OS map of the area covered. It allows you to plan a route and provides distance covered, min height, max height, total ascent, waypoints, route desrciptions, etc with compass bearings. show the profile of the route, showing all the ups and downs, efc. Routes can be downloaded to GPS, map of route printed off. As soon as OS release 1:25,000 maps digitally they will become available as well.
  • Saturday - Total ascent 1422' and 16KM
  • Monday - 6th Oct - 376'
  • Richard - sounds a great piece of software - I shall have to have a look at it.

    Yesterday - Offa's 'Orror at Tintern - not really that 'orrible compared to some I could mention, but a beautiful run on a splendid autumn morning. Supposedly 1,650 ascent, so that's now 18,700', give or take 2' - anyone any idea where this puts us up Everest? I presume Base Camp is behind us?
  • Answered own question - yep, Base Camp is 17,600' so we're into the Khumbu Ice Fall - mind how you go out there...
  • LizzyBLizzyB ✭✭✭
    I was really impressed until I realised everyone was posting in feet?

    Anyway, my house is 75 m above sea level, and my run took my down to the sea and up again twice today, and I went a bit higher as well, so maybe that's 200m or 600 feet.

    Phew! No wonder I'm knackered!

    So I think that makes us on 19,300 feet
  • I did Kinder Scout at weekend soI think thats about 1500ft so upto 20,800 ft

  • Tuesday - 498'

  • Wednesday - only 158' easing down for the next few days, racing on Saturday, Worcestershire Beacon Race, Malvern.
  • 21,450' or so - pace slowing, only Richard giving us any regular momentum - I'm now off to stratford on avon for a conference (auditing - yawn!) so won't be hitting the hills until Sunday when its the Mendip Muddle - should be a great race if the weather stays like it is this am.
  • Not much height gained today or tomorrow, taking it easy in preperation for race on Saturday, so today total ascent only 80'.

    Next week will start up again
  • haven't been out recently, resting a niggling injury before weavers half mara on sunday, input will unfortunatley only be from weekend runs, as it's too dark during the week by the time I get home.
  • I've had a niggle and a cold too, sniff.. so not assisting the cause much at the moment I'm afraid.
  • Quacks, I should be wearing number 21 on sunday, give us a wave as you pass me!
  • Friday 0' total ascent
    Saturday - 3125' total ascent
  • Saturday as part of a 14 miler about 800' ascent.
    25,375' total ascent
  • Monday - 287'
  • sunday, weavers half marathon supposedly 450 metres total ascent (felt double!)
  • Ditto re Weavers. How are you feeling today MM? I'm pretty achey and my feet are sore. You did well, (sorry didn't spot you). Wasn't it a long slog to the tower! Glad I did it though.
  • Hello Quacks,in quite a bit of agony today, flare up with arthritus in my hip and knees, it started hurting after first check point! Agree with the tower, thought they'd taken it out of the route with how long it took to get there! found the last bit through the woods quite demoralising, seemed to go on forever. Raced a bloke for the finish line, only to discover that he's 67!
  • There was noone in sight when I plodded over the finish line!! Glad the weather was good, imagine if it had been cold and rainy! Hope you feel better tomorrow.
  • thanks, quacks. I was just thinking how grim it would've been across them moors in the rain!
  • Tues - total ascent 439'
  • First hill run in ages for me yesterday, still feeling slightly sore in the splints but otherwise ok. Will just need to be carefull training tonight. Went up the local small hills (424m) so add 600' from me...

  • quick question does height followed by ' represent feet? also is there about 3.3 feet to a metre?
  • 3.3 feet is about 1 metre
  • Weds - 15 Oct - 442'
  • Well. looks like we made it - Richard appears to have reach the summit and then gone some way beyond.

    Disappointed to find that the team I was hoping to lead to glory in the Fell Relay championships on Saturday is no more - two late drop-outs mean we only have four of the six runners required. Anyone aware of anything else off-road'ish this week-end?
  • Are we stopping at the top of everest or are we going to continue and see if we can get into space?
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