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Padon Hill/Gib Shiel

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:58:28 GMT

I'm a Spine virgin but not a Pennine Way one. I'm very much looking forward to the Fusion this summer. I was wondering - does the route that some of the winter Spineratti (?!) took via Gibshiel (rather than Padon Hill and the awful Brownrigg Head) exist as an acceptable variation or were folks penalised for that?

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:52:59 GMT

This year (and last ) this was a diversion were were advised to use at the briefing so was definitely 'allowed'!!

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:53:51 GMT

Whether that's the case for the summer or future winter races not my place to say !!

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:26:49 GMT

It looked fairly overgrown to me. May need to add a machete to the kit list

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:01:25 GMT

I ran that section a few weeks ago and it was horrible around Brownrigg Head - quite the worst section i can recall.