I wondered why his checkpoints were all wonky until I realised he's running North to South.
Looks like at the moment (20.00 hrs 26 May) Damien is running about 45 minutes behind Tom Kelly's time.
I did the PW a couple of times in the 70s, took me 12 days or so, ho ho. Got the free pint in the pub at Kirk Yetholm. Do they still do that ?
ISTR that the record at the time was held by a team from RAF Mountain Rescue, roundabout 4 days.
Yes, I have seen recent photos of places like Black Hill and Soldier's Lump with paving slabs. When I was still active, those places were like Passchendaele !Its been reduced to half a pint for the last forty years.I got mine in 1983 and since then I have completed the route around eight times.Best time was 12 days in 1989.Slowest was 15 days when we had rain for almost two weeks.That was before the paving was put down and it was like walking in a swamp.