Dartmoor Discovery

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27/05/2010 at 14:58
Any forumites doing this in a few weeks?

I've just entered after much mental too and fro..... I'm going for the self preservation plod option.

28/05/2010 at 22:25

Ha ha I always hold the entry over the post box for a min or 2 as well!

You wont regret it, its very well organised with special drinks. Yes its crazy tough but aint that the point??

As for the plod option its hard not to, I average around 3-3.15 for the marathon and I get to marathon point on this at 3.50ish so that shows just how hard it is. Dont be affraid to walk up the big steep hills and save your energy for later, trust me you will need it! just go enjoy it. 

This is my 3rd time doing it, so this year i really wanna go for it this year I did 4.45 last year and really wanna big improvement on that. Just hope its not too hot and definatly dont want 4 hours of terrential rain like last year either. 

 good luck 210, u will be fine 

28/05/2010 at 23:09

There is a thread for this in "ultra/adventure racing".  I have done this event four times in the past but not for a couple of years (you can't do everything.)

Good luck with it!

29/05/2010 at 07:30
Wot u on about can't do everything? Course ya can!
29/05/2010 at 12:39
29/05/2010 at 23:54
Dartmoor Discovery is an Ultra?

It's only 32 miles.

I thought Ultra was 50+ ?

(I grew up in Tavy and moved back down so I'm not saying "only 32 miles" in an ignorant sense. I'm in no doubt it's going to be tough.)
30/05/2010 at 05:25
Ha ha I promise u it will feel like a 50! And u will be glad its not! Hope u like hills?
30/05/2010 at 07:34
oh and a ultra is from 26.3 upwards!! dont have to be 50 +
30/05/2010 at 14:07

I train regularly around Tavistock and Princetown, but I haven't been out in ages because of work, family and any other excuse I can lay my hands on. I'm seriously opting for the self preservation angle and hope I don't lock up.

Is the hill through Badgers Holt and also the horrid one out of Dartmeet included in this course? I can't tell from the map.
Cornish Digger    pirate
30/05/2010 at 16:21
Don't know about Badgers Holt but there is what I would loosely call a mountain out of Dartmeet. As I recall it is long, steep and goes up onto open moorland.

But by then we. will only have done 6 miles. When I did DD in 2006 it was when it really hit home what I had let my self in for.
30/05/2010 at 19:57
I wouldnt worry to much about 2 hills, i would worry more about the other 30 on route!
31/05/2010 at 08:35
LOL! There are definitely NO flat bits!
31/05/2010 at 21:42
Ther bar will be flat after!! anyone staying for the after Party??

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