Lyke Wake Race 42

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Ellie.    pirate
04/01/2005 at 12:54
Ok, so this is one of my madder ideas but i'd really like to do this at some stage. 2005 might be a bit early for me, but as this is the 50th anniversary and the last time it will be run by the original club then it might just sway me to do it on a run/walk basis! I have read a report from last year and it sounds hellish but fun in an obscure way. I won't be doing it unless i can find a couple of people of similar ability to run with though. Alone and lost on the moors does not appeal!
Anyone else considering it?
04/01/2005 at 12:58
There were a couple of people from our club that did it last year and from their description it sounded a hard slog, due to the wet conditions, its on my list for this year.
04/01/2005 at 17:02
Did it last year and thinking of trying again. It's a long hard slog though, ask Hippo.
04/01/2005 at 18:04
Ill put you right ooff

mind you, FE has read my report havent you
04/01/2005 at 18:18
and they are STRICT about the cutoff

so, yes do it with other peeps of your speed
Ellie.    pirate
04/01/2005 at 18:58
Yep, it was Hippo's report i was referring to! I might just casually mention it to a few people...
04/01/2005 at 19:02
remember, weeping half way down a ravine, prostate in the mud eh??????

you sure about this?
Ellie.    pirate
04/01/2005 at 19:04
Nope, not sure at all! Just thinking aloud really!
04/01/2005 at 19:42
Hey I enjoyed it! Obviously it's a long way etc in boggy conditions so you have to ask yourself if you like that sort of running. But it's a great challenge and you have got plenty of time to prepare.
Ellie.    pirate
04/01/2005 at 19:56
Cheers. I'm doing Lochaber Marathon in April so i shall see how my training for that goes before i do anything silly, like enter! I'm also doing a half in April that is mostly off road so that may put me off too :-)
04/01/2005 at 21:16
05/01/2005 at 10:33
Hippo where is your race report again? I vaguely remember reading it once I think but Id like to have another read as I quite fancy this race.
07/01/2005 at 14:46
It's here:

I've just finished reading it (hasn't put me off!) as there's a group of us planning to attempt this. Sounds mental but fun!
07/01/2005 at 16:52
ouch - you can feel the pain of that report.

I think I may well put in an entry.
07/03/2005 at 14:33
Hi Hippo,

You remember the pain but at least you survived. How about having another go. Surely conditions won't be as bad this year. I'll stand you another G&T at the end if you can drink it this time.


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Any queries can be sent to same address or posted on this forum. I usually get round to answering them but it might take a few days.

Nice to see some new names are interested, even after Hippo's report.
07/03/2005 at 19:31
You know that sort of thing only encourages people!!
Sorry I won't be able to do it this year, not for lack of wanting though, I enjoyed it last year, surely it won't be that wet again?
Duck Girl    pirate
07/03/2005 at 19:38
Have checked my term dates & this is one of the few ultras within reasonable travelling distance I can do :)
Might have to learn about those funny squiggly things called 'maps' though.
Shall try to have a walk over it at Easter to check it out a bit.
Hope to see you all there.
Duck Girl    pirate
07/03/2005 at 19:42
just read hippo's report.
but ducks like mud & mudrocs :)
07/03/2005 at 19:48
It really was unusually wet, if you can keep in company ytou won't need the maps that much.
They weren't that much help anyway.
08/03/2005 at 19:16
Hmmmm. I was thinking of Beachy Head as my 'fun but mad challenge' for the year. But some friends are walking this, with a couple more marathon-running friends in pursuit a few hours later.

So I may well join the 'hounds' - I'm going to check arrangements...
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