My first ultra?
well sounds interesting... me n chaz are doing it in reverse during the friday night, might need to look at another route as not to get too wet.... or take a change of clothes for the half way turn around point.. should have subsided by then a bit though...
I pulled out at 20 mile last year so looking forward to completing it this year, last year ice n snow, this year knee deep water, excellent !!!!
I just sent you a mail regarding our journey up there (great minds and all that) .
Seriously though, I ran yesterday morning between Rose Island (by Kennington) into Oxford and Christchurch Meadow and towards the start at Iffley, that is still ankle deep oin places.
I'll be out again tomorrow morning....
Nigel - if you are interested it's worth emailing the organisers to get put on the reserve list, I did and now I've been offered a place though the shirt is not guaranteed.
There's also a chance my knee will give out during the next week now I've said I'll do it. I'm severely undertrained and am going to try my legs out on nothing more than 10 miles this weekend. My aim will be to finish in one piece rather than in any time.
Re water levels - whilst thigh deep might be amusing in theory it's probably armpit deep for me. Keep the water reports coming please.
Where is everybody? Anyone else coming up on the train from London?
I did consider that, but I've agreed to take my daughter to her first Oxford Utd match now instead!!!
DId you manage the 10 miles? Reference, the water reports, I can confirm that the levels at Ifley (the start) have now subnsided and all that was there yesterday morning was icy puddles.
All the best,
10 miles managed OK though my knee still looks lumpy so I'm on. My map just arrived and I'm presuming that this one is almost flat and follows the river so easy navigation,. I confidently expect to be trailing in last for a long as I can make it.
Bear BH, I know I can get tide tables from the BBC weather site though I may be better off not knowing as I tend to overpack as it is,. are you going to be there?
Nige , good on you getting them started young on a local team. Hopefully you'll still post iff the water levels rise significantly.
Sure no probs. I'll be running that way a couple of mornings this coming week.
the thames is not tidal this far upstream!
water flowing briskly in Reading but the levels have dropped a bit
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