sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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07/10/2012 at 19:23
I've discovered some new achy parts...
Now enjoying the delights of Warwick services... chiptastic!
07/10/2012 at 20:15
Well done DTF , I would have only held you back!
07/10/2012 at 20:16
By the way, I am really allowed in here now, as I am SUB 4!!!!!!!!
07/10/2012 at 21:08
And I'm really Not.
07/10/2012 at 21:10
Really not what ikle?
07/10/2012 at 21:46
Really allowed here. Yet.
07/10/2012 at 21:48
Bloody marvellous Scott . Dying to reed your race report. Now you can enjoy the recovery!

And ikle stop talking such rot!

And Dave and Martin - great. Such an epic weekend. Susan - you too. And I thin Wabo was racing, too.
07/10/2012 at 21:54
Ikle, if I can do it, sure you can!!
07/10/2012 at 23:36

Great time Martin, you can do it! and just after your birthday too. Nice present to yourself.

Scott, action photo for you. Are you scarily tall, or was it just my photo skills?

 Ikle, details on FB. 35 miles for Ripon.

Great weekend of running by everyone, Susan, Wabo too.

08/10/2012 at 07:45
Great pic, I think camera angle makes me look freakishly tall! Lol.
08/10/2012 at 08:46

Well done everyone - some fantastic running and great times. Welcome to the sub 4 club Scott.

You will do it soon Ikle!

08/10/2012 at 09:17
Thanks Howard!
08/10/2012 at 09:39

Can I have a little Monday morning moan?  No, I'm not going to actually. The thread's on a high after an amazing PBtastic weekend so I'm going to bugger off.

Hope the post-marathon aches are lovely!

Edited: 08/10/2012 at 09:42
08/10/2012 at 09:58

Ikle - it was 35 miles - with I think about 3,000ft of ascent and some challenging underfoot conditions. Prize for finding the biggest bog definitely goes to FRC! I was a girly wimp in a couple of bits and they gave me a hand jumping across some bits. I also threw a brick in one farmyard to gauge just how deep the slurry was before wading in - result - slurry splats on face - nice - not! It was a great day and I really enjoyed it - can definitely recommend the race. 

08/10/2012 at 10:00

Interestingly I was 20 mins down on my fastest previous time at the second checkpoint (at about 15 miles) but finished 12.5 mins quicker - a slow and steady start is definitely the way to go for ultras. Felt very slow in the first section but the benefit definitely pays off at the end - we kept passing people from the second checkpoint and no one came past us. 

Edited: 08/10/2012 at 10:01
08/10/2012 at 10:02

This was waiting for me at CP3! My friend Ray was marshalling there and I had jokingly asked if he'd have a chair for the runners to put their feet up there as there had been in previous years:


Edited: 08/10/2012 at 10:03
08/10/2012 at 10:22

Nice running to all, went out at 6.45 and did a 9 mile trail run with my younger bro and enjoyed a burn up on the last mile home as starving hungry and passed a car boot setting up in Bakewell with the smell of bacon wafting over the field made us feel rather peckish. Great Ultra running too.....never run passed 26.2 though I have done a 32 mile walk in the Scottish Highlands......
What sort of mileage are you guys doing at the moment if not preparing for a race?

08/10/2012 at 11:34

mcs - trail run sounds good.  I;m preparing for late autumn marathon which is why I'm doing the big miles.  I usually tick over at about 25 miles a week when I dont have any specific race planned.

08/10/2012 at 16:08

I have gone over 1000 miles this year incontrast to last year when I had some back issues. This year going well and hope to get nearer to 1500 miles training in though mileage is not everything. Anyone run up this way Derbyshire? I am in Bakewell area.....not got any races this year at the moment coming year March, Coniston 14 and Grindleford Gallop hopefully..... Red Bull Challenge up our way this weekend looked good from the pictures I have seen.......but too fast for me, I would have been out at the first checkpoint.

08/10/2012 at 16:10

mcs - WT is up your neck of the woods - I think she's done the Grindleford Gallop? I'm a bit further up North in Yorkshire.

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