Assault on women’s Lejog record

Christina Mackenzie is attempting to break the women’s Lands End to John O’Groats record even as we speak (well, even as I write this post).

The current women’s record was set in 2001 by Lynne Taylor at 52h 45m. Much depends in this record on the weather, and it looks like it’s been favorable for Christina so far.

As if to prove how much weather and timing play a part, just a week ago a portion of the route was under water. Christina has gone a bit to the west of this particular road, which FLJ and I followed on our own (less-than-record breaking) attempt in the second half of June.

I noticed she gave Westhoughton a swerve!
Guy Jean:
Maybe she just read my description of Westhoughton.

I remember this climb vividly!

And it looks as if she may have gotten a few hours of sleep in the same hotel where we spent the night following that climb:

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