Marlborough Downs Challenge

33 Mile Trail Race

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11/05/2010 at 16:12

No guarantees, I simply cannot resist a Jaffa Cake !

A word to the wise: Try to stay in front of Mr Guy, or at the very least (if he is eating) keep your fingers off the table.

You have been warned...

Edited: 11/05/2010 at 16:25
11/05/2010 at 18:07

Greetings. Just recovering from the Halstead Marathon on Sunday. Hope to be comfortably at the back of the pack for this one with an enlarged copy of the directions. I assume trail shoes are in order. I hope this is easier to navigate than the Fairlands Valley Challenge Marathon in Stevenage. 33 rural miles without markers - should be interesting !

11/05/2010 at 20:20

Sole man makes a good point. I think this is going to take me about 6 hours and I can't sit still for that long without stuffing my face!

I did Fairlands Vally last year and didn't find it too bad navigation wise... but I did just tag along with clever people who knew what they where doing and ocasionaly said "Yeah, I think your right"     

13/05/2010 at 17:47
Heyloooo - only just starting to get myself organised for this one. Hoping I don't get lost, but I also normally end up following clever people who know where they're going  doing Windermere the day after, so should be a fun weekend
13/05/2010 at 21:17

oooh hello Lizogical - met you at the Beacons Ultra and on that thread too!!  Look forward to seeing you Saturday ...  you crazy lady - that's quite a drive between the two!!

As for food - well I did it in 6 hours last year (was hoping for faster this year but tight hip since VLM s putting paid to that me thinks) and there was plenty. My worse moment was taking a rather large pear-drop and attempting to demolish it while going up one of the many inclines - couldn't breathe properly!!!  I managed to pair up with someone from 16 miles+ so we combined our efforts on the more confusing sections but think I would have managed OK anyway (she says very hopefully). 

 Will be nice if it's a bit less breezy than last year ...

14/05/2010 at 10:46
Heyy cragchick - yess I remember talking to you before the Beacons Ultra & on here  I've really got into my ultras since Dec. Haha, I's a bit of a trek, but Windermere was my first marathon last year & I really iked the look of this one too, so I thought, why not! See you tomorrow
14/05/2010 at 20:26
Good luck tomorrow everybody, hope it goes well for eveybody

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