GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

My first ultra?

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11/01/2010 at 15:36
It wont be road shoe weather I will predict that much.........
11/01/2010 at 15:46
Inov8's it is then! Thanks GC.
11/01/2010 at 16:58
I agree with you on that. Some of the Thames path will be quite muddy and slippery.There are some road section but overall you would be better of in off-road shoes.
12/01/2010 at 20:54
I'd have thought off-road shoes would be a given. I've got two pairs of Inov8's. Some 315's and 305's. Might get the wife to meet me half way and change them over!!!!  
13/01/2010 at 10:22
I'm gonna go with Inov8 Mudclaw 330's.
15/01/2010 at 07:53
I am in - cheque sent
19/01/2010 at 11:17
looking forward to this one after the C2C, great event. I pull out of this one last year so looking forward to finishing it..
Edited: 19/01/2010 at 13:23
19/01/2010 at 22:28
Does anyone know if this one is in danger of filling up? hHaving pulled out of C2C I would love to do this but unsure whethert I'll be fit enough on time.
19/01/2010 at 22:51
I know steve said it was doing. Well, not sure how full though. I'd give him a ring if I was you. Hope your getting better / fit again. C2C was good, bit wet n cold. I'm on for Thames trot too + bit extra.
20/01/2010 at 10:59
Nicely pul Lee - a bit extra lmao!
21/01/2010 at 09:13

how did the other half take the news chaz , did the extra wine help?? lol

21/01/2010 at 10:26

Basically she said "do what you want" so we're on!

21/01/2010 at 10:36
Excellent, I hope it was a nice "do what you want"...  great, could be an experience.. looking forward to it.... mad !!!!!!
21/01/2010 at 12:58
An experience it will be, be quite funny turning up at the start knowing we have to run back! Just a little
21/01/2010 at 13:04

yeah, lol, just brought my petzel tikka 2 head torch. Mudclaws on the way so will have the gear and no idea lol..

I'll send an email about logistics of it all.  the forum is a little empty considering there's a lot more people taking part.

21/01/2010 at 17:36

And I was relying on you!

I thought that maybe it'll pick up in the next week or so.

23/01/2010 at 19:59
I would have thought so - race is full so 300 entrants. Idiot here didn't take Lee's advice early enough so I may be missing another one. My ultra year is proving considerably  less ultra than planned.
25/01/2010 at 13:41
So there will be 300 runners? I have never done an ultra with such a large field. I think i will start slowly right at the back. There will be many patches of muddy boggy ground so i shall keep my head up for signs of runners sinking in front of me.
Most of the course was good last year although once the snow thawed it was tricky.
this is a great race. those of you who are worried about navigation will be wondering what the fuss was about and those who have never done this kind of distance will more than likely become hooked on it.
I have this weekend free so i shall cycle up to Sandford and maybe do a few miles up towards Abingdon just to see how the river is looking.
25/01/2010 at 18:57

the river is currently over its banks in Sandford and also towards the start at Iffley...............GREAT!!

25/01/2010 at 20:49

I can concur with Giles,

on Saturday I did a 20 mile training run (wade), from Kennington, then Sandford, onto Abingdon and then upto the railway bridge, just past Culham lock and back.

Sandford is flooded in places upto my knees, but worse is the section before Abingdon, behind the Science Park area, where the Thames Path really winds back and forth. Here it is well flooded for long sections, upto my thighes this time. I had to wade through it. Chilled calf & thigh muscles. Mad !!!!Having said that, given the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks I'd expect the flooding to have subsided by then, so fingers crossed for all you entrants, because when I looked online Saturday night I discovered that the race entry limit of 300 had been reached, so I guess I’m not going to be running it after all. I’ll have to find something else instead.

Nige

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