they were not too bad did a lot of walking monday then four and half tues and 6 last nite but i feel a little jaded today so will rest tonight and do 10 tomorrow nite all being well think i had a 3 course meal when i did the 31
I've entered this also as of yesterday. Treating it as a training (hard test!) run ahead of a 100km end of May. As such I won't get a taper before but will try and keep training up to and through it and so will be going especially slow!
Sounds like a really scenic course? (don't know area at all) And it is all on tarmac so very much road shoes whatever the weather? One last any nods as to cheap hotel close to start for night before? (sadly have to train or drive back to London straight after so won't get to enjoy the post run drinks)
I'm not running this race, but I am local and will be there supporting
It's a lovely scenic route, i run sections of it regularly. Good luck to you all. I'm being slowly tempted for next year...
Premier Inn is the nearest hotel QB, not sure of their rates that weekend though.
QB - I think Travelodge are offering good deals too, there's a couple in the area.
My training for this has been crap, I did it last year and am looking forward to it again but I know it's going to feel bad
Great - thanks Jen and Shades, I'll look at getting something organised for night before
EKGO - don't think that you'll be alone in that! Only done this distance once before and it wasn't pretty! Just got to take it slow and enjoy as much as possible, and in my case try and save something for the long drive back after
not long to go now
A week to go, look forward to seeing you all, hope you have all got the communications
I may DNS having seen the forecast, with wind chill factor a 'feels like ' temp of -7 is too cold for me. I'm hoping the forecast changes. Will make a decision on Friday.
I would not be dropping the jacket. I ran Draycote 35 one year when it was warmer than that and had to DNF due to the cold. Friend of mine suffered frostbite that day too...on his ears!
Not worth travelling from Devon to DNF
Am still hoping the weather forecast will change
was hoping for a bit warmer but will wear a jacket over my vest and longseele top plus a woolie hat and gloves and shorts trained all winter plus worked as a postie in swansea in them all being well will be o k think i am looking forward to it only one run so far this week plus doing my del last day at work tomorrow hitting the donuts and pasta this week
Really -7? I had missed that. I'll take a few layers as been training and manual work this week so will be slow. I'm assuming that this course will be very exposed
Guys, I ran on the course this morning - this was the view. It was fresh but not overly cold.
Just walked 30 mins out there now and it was colder but still ok.
Nice photo Kev!
I'm going to be handing out the water n jelly babies on saturday so I may poss have my down jacket on!!!
QB, the coast part of the course can be a bit exposed, but the loop up to Tumble is woody and more sheltered.
Good luck to everyone running.
My friend and I will decide Friday morning whether to run, dependant on forecast. Last year I didn't run any races if the temp was less than +10 degrees as I was carrying a hamstring origin injury and that injury has now healed. But I still suffer in the cold, wouldn't mind so much for a marathon but 40 miles is a lot longer out on the course, don't want to risk injury as I have an important target to meet later in the year.
blakester- No, never done Exmoor. I don't do off road events, tough race I believe.
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