Born to Run Ultra (40 Miles)

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21/02/2013 at 15:08

thats work finished  walk to pick the two youngest up from school then a little run tonight then rest tomorrow got to admit wish it was a little warmer on saturday i have ended up with bad colds after two races on part of the course but it could be worse it could be raining or snowing remember we had bad bad hailstones doing  the half on that course one yeargood old british weather

22/02/2013 at 07:54

Sadly I've just emailed Matt to say that I won't be running tomorrow.  Just too cold for me.   When I left work yesterday it was +3, I parked the car and walked to the bank and nearly froze in the wind, so so cold and I know I couldn't run any more than a short run in those sort of conditions

Hope to be back next year in warmer conditions, would love this race to be on in the summer

So I hope you all have a good run, wrap up warmly

22/02/2013 at 09:42

sorry to hear that shades

22/02/2013 at 11:02

Bad news shades

But, almost perfect running weather for me if it stays like it is  Long-sleeved Helly Hansen with a warm t-shirt on top and I'll be fine. Will stash a lightweight windproof into my pack just in case.

Looking forward to it now, had a great run there last year... I'll be the one religiously run/walking 25:5, so if you see me walking at around 3 miles don't worry - it's all part of the master plan!

 Oh - and I'm doing the Exmoor Ultra this year, (AdventureHub and CTS ones as training for UTSW100 in June)

Edited: 22/02/2013 at 11:05
22/02/2013 at 11:18
Just got back from a 2 mile warm down run very cold wind up to the airport but warmed up after the first mile.
Hi geeem have you done the exmoor ultra before ?
Think of us shades when you having your hot choc sorry you not coming ...
22/02/2013 at 11:52

I take it you mean the AdventureHub one? No - but I know a man who has - he'll be there tomorrow too, probably wearing an Islwyn RC club top.

For what it's worth, he told me it's brutal - in fact he spent most of the 7-hours or-so of the Compton 40 last year telling me how bad it was... But he's doing it again

22/02/2013 at 12:08
CTS endurance life down heddon valley lynmouth 34 miles.. Its hardcore should be good training for the wall in June ..good luck tomorrow . Will have a brown timberland pack bag on full of soup I think . Say hi when you walk pass me enjoy.
22/02/2013 at 12:36

Aha - I'm doing the CTS one as well  I did the CTS Exmoor marathon 2 years ago - the ultra is "just" an extra loop of the first 10k, which you do at the start before heading off towards Lynmouth.

The trails are good, it's well marked, (although I took a wrong turn in 2011 and did an extra couple of miles) probably about 8,000' of ascent, (tomorrow there's less than 700') This is my garmin from the marathon in 2011, you should be able to make out the first loop, (to the left of the start/finish)

Will say hello, I'll be #79 if the entry list on the website is correct


22/02/2013 at 12:46
Thanks for that .. My race number is 52 . Getting 4.30 train .still packing taking more than when I go on holiday ..
22/02/2013 at 16:01

race number is 53 having a nice relaxing day going to try and keep away from the wife as she has come down with a bad cold although she is giving me a lift in the morning to the race

23/02/2013 at 18:06
My first official ultra completed!!! 6 hours 40 mins-first women too, not bad for an old granny
23/02/2013 at 18:19
Good running pinkbug you finished strong as well .saw you last night in the pub those vodkas done the trick. Great race great runners Matt & family done well. I done 6.24.think I will lose a few toe nails.hey ho . Have a great day tomorrow Swansea imp good running as well .
23/02/2013 at 19:03

thanks blakester good running from you too fast for a old man like me i am looking forward to tomorrow although dont know if my legs are happy to have finished my first ultra as well

23/02/2013 at 19:27
brilliant running you guys! I had a great day watching!
23/02/2013 at 19:31

thanks jenf do you know how many did it in the end

23/02/2013 at 19:36
there was only 1 dnf, and the last person had a bike escort in the dark! so 43 I believe.
23/02/2013 at 19:39

Ha ha blakester, definately a case of mistaken identity!! A big thankyou to Matt and all the helpers, a great day.

23/02/2013 at 20:20

yes it was a good day


23/02/2013 at 20:24
Cardiff ultra next Swansea imp only 10 miles more ?
23/02/2013 at 21:07
A chilly day, smashed my 40-mile PB... Some great performances out there - sub-8 for the Cardiff 50 is on Blakester, you looked glad to finish at the end... A solid run though, you should be very happy with it.
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