The Ultimate day/night challenge
excellent. Need to find some more runners then!!
I'm almost certainly up for this one as it's been recommended and sounds like a good distance to aim for this year. I was told that watching the dawn break was brilliant but the sun was somewhat fierce.
Just need to wait to see if current injury settles enough to start running again.
This has got to be my favourite event ever. Fabulous course, 3000 years old. Feed stations to die for. They ask you what you want in your sandwiches ...
I just need one more little heave past the Wife's "Running Radar" which is on full sensitivity at present as she awaits my next challenge.
I just love night runs and this one has been on my Things to Do list for way too long.
Jerry- I'm afraid it is also an afternoon and evening run before and a morning run after ... Unless you're quick in which case you'll be finishing in the dark.
Great weather last year with the low rays of the setting sun shining golden over the fields and creating dappled light through the woods. The night feed stations have crackling log fires going and every comfort. Would advise compass on North Wessex Downs - there are paths and bridleways everywhere and waymarks not always noticeable in the dark.
Form printed, filled it out, cheque written now looking for stamp. Mrs Jerry has all the tell tale signs of "She knows what is going on and pretending not to".
Come on Mr Immune, it ssooo much cheaper than our old friend London to Brighton and we can choose our own sandwich fillings, I am thinking tuna fish and raspberry jam for starters
Thank you gentle men and lady folk, I'll see you there and no doubt chat here in the meantime
Shoves Jerry none too gently in direction of post office. The more the merrier. I would like to do L2B again but adding suddeny inflated race cost to taxi cost it's becoming prohibitive.
I've got my confirmation email so I'm in, my knee managed the Thames Trot so I think I 've got my mojo back. Marmite sandwiches for me., nice antidote to all those gel things. I'm not too good at running in hot weather but I think this race has a lot to get excited about.
Great news helly d, I too am not touching L2B this year although we ran the route from Tatsfield to Edenbridge this morning and joined part of the Gatliffe 50km route from there to run all the way back.
I appear to have "top permission" from her in doors so here we go again.
I don't know the area, I just remember suddenly encountering a familiar bit which really raised my spirits towards the end of the horror that was Gatliff (over 9 hours! not much food left till the last checkpoint! overtaken by walkers! Edenbridge station!).
I'm going to have to get myself a mobile phone that takes decent pictures for this one just in case I'm in a fit enough state to use it. Ancient route, stone circles, my first attempt at through the night running. Are the crackling log fires strictly necessary on August Bank Holiday weekend?
I will be joining you nutters..... Jerry and Mr Immune. Am back and into the best foot forward after 4 weeks of physio (bank account says ouch) and Crystal Palace Sports Injury Clinic is the best place I have been for rehab (apart from the pub!!), new shoes, new challenge.....can't wait
Mrs UltraBobban is cool with this too. I will promise a cornucopia of ciders and beers at the end as long as we can organise not driving!! (i.e. I migh take mrs UB away for a nice weekend between now and then as a plea for a lift in her bus!!
And a bit of bedtime reading for preparation.......Mark Hines...Jungle marathon. fab book, a diary of a total nutter.
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