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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.

08/10/2012 at 17:20
Interesting stat...
At halfway I was 859th, finished 730th...

There that was interesting
08/10/2012 at 19:59
Yes Dave. It is. Interesting. You went faster or 129 of them slowed down ! Good either way.

AH you okay?
08/10/2012 at 20:10
Ha! It was quite satisfying trundling past a few people towards the end!
08/10/2012 at 20:19
Yes it's always good picking people off and not being overtaken. How are the legs?
08/10/2012 at 20:54
Legs aren't too bad really... Should be okay by Thursday, I'm leading out a club run!
08/10/2012 at 20:58
My legs are in bits DTF!
08/10/2012 at 21:00
AH, what were you going to moan about this morning?
08/10/2012 at 21:03
In other news, check out the pic of me that FRC posted last night!
Also, any ideas what race is next? My legs are still agony and I can't wait to do it all again? Have I lost the plot? You guys are probably not the best people to ask about my sanity! Lol.
08/10/2012 at 21:17
Just let yourself recover Scott ... Ignore the lunatics on here tat are back running in moments, have a nice walk, stretch out the legs .. Have a swim. Plenty more marathons but have a little recover !
08/10/2012 at 21:19
Sorry Dave, don't mean that you are a lunatic .. Well I guess it depends how far you are going t run Thursday !
08/10/2012 at 21:27
Due to sickness just back from 14 hours at work perfect recovery!!!!!!
08/10/2012 at 22:58
Scott, have a rest for a few days. Maybe see how aches are, swim, massage. Light stuff, low impact is good, you'll be fresher in a week or two, but can take longer. Hungry too I found. Anyone?

Jovi forgets to mention those all important seconds sat on the chair at CP3 meant she ran 7:19 and not 7:18. . 13 seconds. next year. Sub 7.

She also forgets to mention the avoidance of cows & dog duties for us. Actually seems to be most animals. Sheep? Squirrels. My ultra report to follow, all dirt dished. There was a lot of dirt !

I had a massage today, legs not too bad actually, calfs tight but to be expected, most running I've ever done in 7 days, 60-65 miles - well duh. Of course they're tight.
08/10/2012 at 23:08

DtheF that is a nice stat a yummy stat.

Today I cycled to work and back (in the rain! And got my fourth puncture in two days! So much for avoiding road works!) and then swam 900 metres in a lovely clear clean warm swimming pool with new goggles. Last PT session tomorrow... then I'll be On My Own.

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