Too true, Lazybones - I've never done anything like the Martinique before, but I'm hooked now.
Something about the hills, the mud, the water, the pong ... probably only bog-snorkelling comes close.
One piece of advice for other newbies - don't wear anything white. I learned that the hard way...
Hey Muttley 2, didn't catch your post until now. A couple of people mentioned Hellrun to me at Martinique, but I dunno anything about it. Sounds proper hard core though... Poppyhill may be more hills than mud, but it 'll still be a laugh if as well-run as Martinique (though my calf muscles will say different afterwards!).
Mr Immune - if the Beachy Head marathon route goes straight up the cliff from the beach, I think this run might be ideal preparation!
Thanks Footslog - I will pack my crampons just in case.
Muttley 2 - Jumping in puddles and swimming in bogs = mucho fun
Hi all what shoe would you recommend for this course:-
old road shoes or new trail shoes.....
depends on the weather. would never recommend new shoes for this type of event. ran hell down south the last 2 years and managed to chuck both pairs of old shoes away after each event! however i suspect this will be less mud seen as it is in september. will probably enter as am also doing beachy head marathon
good luck nutters
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