Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

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30/06/2012 at 10:18
Does anyone know what's happened to the event website? Can't get into it at all.
03/09/2012 at 16:11

Website is currently being re-done and will be with us soon. Thanks for your patience..

Entries are open here at Runners World though and we look forwards to another fantastic night's racing in 2012.

03/09/2012 at 19:00

Is there any way of entering at present, as subscriber locked?

 

03/09/2012 at 19:17

You should be able to print an entry form from the race website

13/09/2012 at 12:53

Is now unlocked, time to sign up!

13/09/2012 at 17:22

I've not run that far at that time of day. Anyone have any ideas of what and when to eat? I don't fancy trying it with a full lunch inside me.

seren nos    pirate
13/09/2012 at 17:32

i think that everyone is different so you might want to think about experimenting a bit......I would eat well as I would probably walk part of it

16/09/2012 at 16:59

I've entered again, time to start ramping up the training.

Invisible man, everyone is different when it comes to eating,

I'll have a good breakfast and lunch and then maybe a bowl of oats or pasta a good three hours before the start. During the race I'll take about 1.5l of SIS energy drink with me a few gels and maybe a mule bar

What I will say is practice eating on the run and see what works for you. On race day DO NOT try a new product or energy drink that you havent tried during running before as it may not agree with you. You probably wont feel hungry or thirsty during the race but it you wait until you are starting to dehydrate before drinking you have left it too late. I normaly force myself to have a little drink every mile and a gel every four miles.

Edited: 16/09/2012 at 17:01
16/09/2012 at 17:26

I've used Lucozade gels and energy bars for the first time this year and they seem to do the trick. Taking it easy after eating is probably key to keeping it down. No problem so far although the cereal bars do repeat a bit!

27/09/2012 at 17:39

All signed up now, yippee.

Good night training run in the rain last night testing improved wet weather gear!

seren nos    pirate
27/09/2012 at 17:41

I wanted to do this.i sent a query by email but didn't receive a reply.so haven't entered

30/09/2012 at 16:30

the organisers are a bit unique but don't let that put you off.  They are great people and will make sure that you get round (or off the course) safely.  I did this last year and it's one of the most memorable and fantastic races I've ever done.  Come and join in the fun.

But... you are expected to be able to get round on your own, ie be able to navigate in the dark, whatever the weather.  There are miles between the marshals and might not be any in the places where you're most likely to make mistakes.  So it's not like you'll be able to see the next one.  But they do flag those sections, but again, if the mist is down you need to have an idea of where you're going if you're not going to slow down to a crawl. 

I ran the course in daylight before I did the race.  Don't know if that was cheating, but it really helped.

Foodwise I just had an enormous burger king meal on the way there, then water and fruit cake.  Just find something that works for you.

They'll sign you up on the night - at least they were last year.  But they really don't have any safety pins.

seren nos    pirate
30/09/2012 at 18:16

alasdair .i was enquiring about theminimum ages for the team entrants as it wasn't clear..........cannot enter without the info

not worried about the race...I can always get around I'm sure............and its quite local for me

08/10/2012 at 11:21

Seren Nos - sorry for delay in reply..pressure of work etc..

For solo entries the minimum age is 18 (ie fully responsible adult) however we will allow younger runners in teams accompanied by a responsible adult acting in loco parentis (cadets, running clubs etc have plenty of youngsters who can get round but may lack the map reading and overall experience to go solo). As Alasdair MacDonald 2 says though, this is a self sufficient event, and the weather can be challenging so please only enter those who are used to the elements plus have decent kit.

Hope this helps

08/10/2012 at 11:23

RW entries are now unlocked and for those who want to enter with a paper form and cheque these can be found at http://www.northridgeadventure.co.uk/north-ridge-courses/sleepwalker.php

Looking forwards to seeing you on 24th November!

20/10/2012 at 18:22

Would really like to enter this but cant read a map,how good do navigational skills need to be....

21/10/2012 at 22:24

Most of the route is on established trails and the course is marked by red and white tape at intervals, BUT you have to be going the right way to see it, and if you do get lost thats when being able to read a map comes in handy. Last year I had the same runner overtake me four times because he kept getting lost. When I entered this race for the  first time I had no real map reading experience so I brushed up on it and got out and practiced and it all came together on the night. When you fill in the race entry you do have to state you can navigate at night.

Edited: 21/10/2012 at 22:26
22/10/2012 at 07:57

thanks will enter,and have a couple of map reading lessons before

seren nos    pirate
30/10/2012 at 11:02

right printed off the application forms.....very little info on website..but application form states that you agree to be able to complete the run within the time limits...anyone know what the time limits are 

30/10/2012 at 17:56

Found you, Seren see other thread.

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