Giants Head Marathon - June 2013

Anyone else taking part?

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27/03/2013 at 20:44

Woodlandbear - I've been tempted by the Jurassic Challenge for a couple of years - what is the middling time for the 3rd leg, do you reckon? And do many people do all three?


27/03/2013 at 23:10
Lots of people did all 3 days. But I just did day 3 which is slightly longer and hillier than the other 2days. People took from 5 - 9.5 hours to do day 3 due to the 5800 ft climb. I finished in the dark. Slow but stubborn ! Death before DNF ! Lol
28/03/2013 at 00:01

Woodlandbear - well done with that! I don't live down there but I have a place to stay on Portland and go down there maybe 3 times a year - I've done a few runs up the hill at the east end of West Bay (which taught me to start very slowly and slow down!). I might go for just day 2 next year and see how I get on.

28/03/2013 at 00:08

...and regarding DNF - I had done 92 races before pulling a dnf in an off road duathlon in January (I fell off my bike on ice and was pissed off rather than properly injured). Then I pulled out after one lap of a 2 lap "adventure race" on Saturday - I wasn't going to crawl through foot deep mud in the snow a second time when my hands were still blue after the first lap) 

31/03/2013 at 17:20

ok chums less than three months to go

31/03/2013 at 18:18
31/03/2013 at 20:35

eek, better get some running in then.  

31/03/2013 at 21:07
That's a good plan Mrs HM. Just wish it wasn't so cold......
31/03/2013 at 21:25

warm in Sydling today

31/03/2013 at 21:34
I'm out tomorrow for a run in the cold. It's a see how far I can do run
01/04/2013 at 01:05

I've done 3,5,8,9 & 10 miles this week - the 10 was the Maidenhead 10. I have to take my visiting daughter for a 3 mile shuffle in the morning, and the plan is for a 15 miler in the afternoon. Otherwise I am relying on a number of half marathons to get me through the Avebury to Stonehenge Marathon in May. Haven't run longer than 13.1 since Abingdon Marathon in October.

This weather is bloody mental - today's 9 was yet another run with a hat and gloves on - cold body, hot head.

Booo    pirate
02/04/2013 at 16:16

*ponces in to thread with smug look on face*


First 20 miler done and dusted


(and now the reality ... it was absolute purgatory from about mile 10 onwards courtesy of a distinct lack of running for last week and a bit due to snowmageddon up here in North Wales, and the refitting of our kitchen)


04/04/2013 at 21:26

We seem to be popular on the continent 2 more entries from the Netherlands 

05/04/2013 at 11:08

Have they heard about the hills?

well done on the running bruce.
I have had a couple of good runs this week, clearly my cold was holding me back, I'm not tired anymore. However it does appear to be snowing again.

Hockey over, track on Weds now.

05/04/2013 at 11:32

Can anyone tell me if this is full yet, thanks.

05/04/2013 at 15:42

Not yet full, nearly will take a few extras, sneak them past the WI bouncers at the door

08/04/2013 at 18:43

14.5 miles and 2,500ft ascent. Next week I'm adding another 3.5 miles and 500ft. I may not be able to walk for a week afterward. ho hum.

08/04/2013 at 20:58
I'm not training enough
Booo    pirate
09/04/2013 at 06:42

Steve, think of training as a bit like Christmas ... ie its the thought that counts !!   



(hey, may even get that put on my t-shirt!)


09/04/2013 at 07:26
Walked ten miles if the route on Sunday. The ground is very dry and the first signs of spring are. Primroses, Dog Violets loads of Deer and the farmers spraying muck on the fields. Lots of little lambs too aaaaah
At hill 9 out of Batcombe the river ford has gone down to a trickle.
It was a smashing day. You forget how stunning the views are.
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