GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

My first ultra?

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25/01/2010 at 22:15
Always a bit tricky, Old father Thames at this time of the year.
26/01/2010 at 12:28

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 !!!!

26/01/2010 at 12:40


I just sent you a mail regarding our journey up there (great minds and all that) .

26/01/2010 at 12:46
youve got arm bands havnt  you chaz!!!!!
28/01/2010 at 14:26
anyone got updates on the canal?
28/01/2010 at 14:50

What canal?

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....


28/01/2010 at 14:57
cool, i can handle ankle deep. yes what canal lol, div!!!!
28/01/2010 at 22:19

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.

31/01/2010 at 19:30

Where is everybody? Anyone else coming up on the train from London?

31/01/2010 at 19:56

Hi Helly,

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,


31/01/2010 at 20:39
excellent news about the water subsiding.. i've not managed to get out to see it even though i only live near reading, i've been DIY in the bathroom.. so not even a jog either
31/01/2010 at 20:46
Don't forget the Thames is tidal so it might be worth seeing if you can get access to the tide tables for the relevant stretches - at least you will know if you are likely to have problems.
31/01/2010 at 21:19

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.

31/01/2010 at 22:48

Sure no probs. I'll be running that way a couple of mornings this coming week.


31/01/2010 at 23:59

the thames is not tidal this far upstream!

water flowing briskly in Reading but the levels have dropped a bit

01/02/2010 at 08:17
I couldnt get between Sandford and Abingdon on Saturday as the water was a bit to deep to tackle..... in non racing conditions....Looks like it will be fun
01/02/2010 at 09:32
WHoops - apologies wrong thread meant to post on London Ultra 50K .
01/02/2010 at 11:58
"Come on you Yellow's."
Might as well take that opportunity well this thread is awash with Oxford United fans.
01/02/2010 at 13:46
Helly you can run with me  & Lee if you'd like we're gonna be doing a nice slow pace .
01/02/2010 at 19:31
Yeah I can see me keeping up as long as I remember to bring my jet ski.
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