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Day 10 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

The skies darkened in Buckinghamshire today… It was noticeable how many fewer people were out and about. (I assume the Government will interpret it as “their successful lockdown” campaign. But actually it just rained… Whoops dd I nearly get political there!). Most importantly did it stop our goats? Did Lisa ever remember WHY she wanted to go upstairs? What is happening at the head of the heard? Has Hannah finally thrown in the towel on her RED streak?

People THESE are the questions that matter!! Let’s find out…

First worrying news… Goat Almost Down 🙁 Trevor, hope the niggel recovers, you have really helped bring this to life with some awesome pictures. Thanks for the contributions so far, I’m sure we all send best wishes that it turns into nothing… Maybe a crack at the mini challenge???

23 goats out today. Nope they don’t care about the weather!! We are into the home straight now with the challenge ending on Friday and the winner crowned on Saturday. Oh yes… The prize. Thought about a tee-shirt (very traditional ‘race’ reward), but they never fit and mostly never get worn. Pleased to announce that first prize is a £15 Amazon Voucher. Which to be fair considering nobody had to pay to enter and you got 14 days fun (hopefully) is not too shabby for doing what we all love doing anyway 😉

Back to the days happenings. I’m starting to think that Lisa might be a fellow triathlete? Not satisfied with getting in everyones way on the stairs yesterday she did a rather amazing form of BRICK session today, without leaving her house!! Check it out on the Strava Club Page. Inspired 🙂

Talking of inspired Kerry, got it together for another hill rep session and 82m in a relatively flat part of the world Great Going! And I think that means you win the Kerry / Heidi tussle for the day 🙂

I read on Rob’s feed that he is going for a ‘run 10k every day’ commitment – you know what I might just join him (figuratively OBVIOUSLY before you phone the SAS and get them to come round and “tidy me up”).

Sally had another bonkers day on her run. But I have to ask is that news? 😉 Although to be fair she did throw in a very credible 227m – Nice work Sally!

What is news is Hannah. Again she went out. Again she got it together (before work this time). Again she made her point loud and clear: 237m and todays Fluffy Vest winner. Have you got another four days in you?

So the overall challenge. It really could not be closer! We now have a clear two goat break away at the front, but bloody hell its close. Hannah in the lead now from Simon but by only 2m… Four days to go. They have both proven themselves as we have got to know them. So who do YOU think is going to win?? Maybe a little support on Facebook as they both entertain us for a few more days…? 😉

But looking a little further down the board there have just been so many great performances. Sally has really gone for it and is now firmly towards the front of the main pack with Linda “nothing to see here” Wilkie and Allen “lives somewhere hilly” Bennett.

Tomorrow is Tuesday (I say that mainly to remind myself!! Its nuts isn’t it…) and the mini challenge is still uncontested. Who’s going to throw their hat in the ring for a 10k run? Could fit with Rob’s plans… Sally has been limbering up… Stella might need to stretch her legs (and take a map!)… Could be one for Viv… Liz has some 10k routes on her doorstep with easily enough ascent…

You get the idea – now get your trainers on and give me a story for Tuesday please 😉

Before you go here is the leader board :

BIB  Athlete 29-Mar 30-Mar 11 12 13 14 Total
47 Hannah Bawdon 338 237         2137
1 Simon Cook 710 75         2135
58 Linda Wilkie 277           1503
56 Allen Bennett 87           1119
26 Sally Durant 183 227         906
15 Rob White  0 95         871
2 Michelle Ramsden 0 70         827
3 Cat Riona 34 44         796
12 Lisa Dalton 240 7         759
38 Trevor Piper 0           613
13 Stella Barker 105           554
23 Viv Black 157           547
6 Heidi Brown 85 50         537
78 Amanda Waring 0 62         499
7 Kerry Guthrie 29 82         462
46 Emily Calista Walker 49 49         457
104 Leila Goss 0           433
67 Tracy Walker 38 38         413
103 Hayley Roberts 147           410
43 Liz Conibere 54 53         407
70 Beth Morris 0           392
107 Sarah Price 0 32         381
35 Kathryn Milne 0 62         379
40 Santa Upite 0 77         356
8 Josie Pickering 106           350
80 Ruby Gautama-Marvell 18           342
9 Steve Pryor-Jones 121           314
83 Ian Mercer 0 67         310
18 Chris Lowery 91           308
97 Stuart Weaver 56 44         303
63 Katie Godof 131           300
61 Nigel Ryalis 0           298
28 Charli May 0           290
19 Neil Williams 0 67         231
17 Nic Williams 24 19         226
49 Caroline Batty  0           221
44 Helen Tailyour 0           221
65 Corinne Gibbs 0 37         214
81 M-Louise Dis 0           180
102 Morag Finch 0           169
5 Andrew Hingston 0           161
27 Steve Williams 71           157
11 Sarah Pennell 0 19         128
112 Sarah Hawkins 0           117
22 Abby Bambury 0           112
105 Brendan Coles 46           96
85 Simon Bailey 94           94
48 Nicola Draycott 0 14         93
94 James Ryan Mitchell 0           74
4 Kirsty Hingston 0           73
111 Katherine Fisher 12           53
30 Mary Anne Mackenzie 0           53
74 Emma Lorains 4           8