Saturday 18 April 2009
First time I've done an off road. One question will I get away with using my road shoes ASIC 2130s?
Ria dont worry I need the extra 15 min as well. I may just squeeze under 2hr 15min.
I know several people who have done this in road shoes and got away with it - they have all since graduated to trail shoes and find those much better. If it rains in the next week and a half there will definately be some slippy bits out on the course. All of the other events in the series will need trail shoes.
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Mr Ben - The first time I did this a few years ago I done it in road shoes and was fine (though I too have now graduated to trail shoes). If my memory serves me correctly there's only one section (between 8k & 9k) where it's a steep downhill and if the ground is wet it is a little tricky.
Also you can transfer from main Race to the Challenge if you're worried about your finishing time.
This was the first off road race I ever did. I guarantee that you will love it!
This thread is making me feel tired......did my first marathon yesterday.
I shall be fine for this one though......
You must be wondering why I'm looking at this so close to the event. Well I've had a very bad chest infection and only just decided I can make it.
I'm looking at Mizuno Wave Ascend 4. Will these be more suitable and will they stand me using them on runs with 50/50 road/off road use?
Thanks for the replies.
Mr Ben - Mizuno Ascend would be ideal for the race, and would be OK for mixed used too although as billywhizz said, unless you're willing to risk monster blisters I think I'd go with your existing comfiest road shoes...
I've just finalised the Slug Clan logistics: Slug Family camping + Grandma/Grandad Slug B&B
Lady Slugge yesterday managed a 10-Mile run for the first time since last November, so is now feeling a bit more positive
Quite looking forward to this one now...
Anyone needs a race number for this event? I have one that is no longer required.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Has anyone received their number for this event yet? We haven't .... or am I being dumb and it's a "collect number on day" scenario?
NE - it's a 'collect on the day' event. Don't worry too much about checking your number on the website (beyond making sure your name is on the list) - there will be lists posted at registration for you to check against.
For what it's worth - the reason why we have to collect numbers on the day is so that the race organisers know how many people they've sent into the hills so that they can all be counted safely back. I know people get uptight about H&S rules (and sometimes with good cause) but I think this one's an example of how they can be applied to benefit everybody.
So Jane - if you do manage to pass on your number, make sure whoever you pass it to can claim to be you.
I've also just been on the website - there is some important travel information (roadworks between Windermere and Ambleside - Cumbria CC must have realised the tourist season has started! ) and some bad news regarding the kids' races and entertainment. I'd suggest folks have a look before finalising plans for next weekend.
Thanks for that.
Anyone know if you can enter the challenge with a race no.?
Andy - your response much appreciated. Am seriously looking forward to the race!!
Jane - absolutely - if you download the 'final details' from the Lakeland Trails website it will tell you all you need to know. In particular, the second or third line states
"We will permit individuals to change from the Trail Race to the Challenge, but not the other way around, as the Trail Race is completely full."
I've also just seen on the website that the venue has now dried out and that the original full event plans may be back on.
I'd like to second that. Great day.
First time for me and aimed at 1hr 50min and did 1hr 49min 35sec. I was surprised just how tuff it was, that last 'coffin trail' I walked al the way.
Mrs E and myself had a great day, we've just got back after a really enjoyable weekend. Thanks very much to the organisers .... and it was *much* tougher than we expected
Good to hear people enjoyed themselves - I know I did. I also noticed parts of the course I don't remember from two years ago.
Anyway - who has now got a taste for this trail running lark and fancies entering Garburn?
If you're put off by the price then you may be interested in this
Basically, one of the regular runners (who has already entered) won a free entry to the Garburn Race for himself 'or a friend'. The entry is now, with the Organiser's knowledge and agreement, available to the highest bidder over on the Fetch Everyone site. Proceeds will be added to funds raised by the participants in the Brathay 10 in10 challenge during May (10 times round the Windermere Marathon route on consecutive days). Its a great cause and it would be a shame if a decent donation wasn't forthcoming.
Let's be honest - that was a fell race - "Trail" my eye!150ft ascent/Mile/rough paths = FELL RACEJohn Heneghan beating John Brown by 2mins = FELL RACE
and whoever suggested running it in road shoes must've been having a giraffe - SO glad I had my trusty Mizuno Harriers on
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