One more recce done over the weekend! Travelled to Scotland and now in the final taper week before the big race. Took an opportunity to do the end of stage 6 and start of stage 7, the last 2 killer stages before the final stretch.
Really hoping I get to these stages. I have now done part or all of most of the stages so have a better feeling of confidence in approaching them. Especially the finish.
These are the two routes I took:
Here are some pics from the recce day:
I am injury free (touching wood!) and have sorted out food and a much better pack. Approach to water is completely different. I will carry only 500ml of water at anyone time and I will refill at streams on the way. I also have a pipe (1m of garden hose!) for quick drinks where I dont want to waste time filling the bottle and putting it back in my pack.
So apart from extreme fatigue there isnt anything preventing me from finishing - ha ha!!
I will update this with a SPOT link for tracking later.