Enduroman UK 2013

when one iron isnt quite enough

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Rafiki    pirate
22/04/2013 at 09:09

The 7 quid is for normal camping, with no electric to keep madam's wine cool

seren nos    pirate
22/04/2013 at 09:12

just phoned and booked........no point in sharing tents when its £7 per person .....the electric hook up was £4 a night so in total just £33 for the three nights.and i can keep the bacon, sausage and beer/wine cool


she said I'm in the filed  not the normal electric hookup place in the forest....though i might of misunderstood her as I didn't think they had any electric hookup in the main field.......would rather be in the big field .less chance of flooding 

Rafiki    pirate
22/04/2013 at 09:29

Cool - I'll make sure I book for one of the other areas then

seren nos    pirate
22/04/2013 at 09:32

you won't be able to share my bacon butties then .or cold beer

seren nos    pirate
22/04/2013 at 09:33

I'm really looking forward to it as i can drink and relax friday night and sunday afternoon/ evening

22/04/2013 at 12:14

Just to let you guys know - the "rat run" - the lane that runs down to the turn circle has been retarmaced and is silky smooth.

Was down there this weekend - brought back some memories!

22/04/2013 at 15:57

I'd better get booking a tent slot I think then. 

Doner Kebab    pirate
07/05/2013 at 16:05

just booked my tent space, same as you seren, in a field next to the lake as the other area has no more leccy hook ups left. 

24 days and its getting a bit too real, really need to shift some lard now and do some training 

14/05/2013 at 21:32

I know a few of the names in the frame for a couple of weeks time as in Seren and Doner but is anyone else doing any of the events to look out for in the results??

Hows it going Doner??


Doner Kebab    pirate
14/05/2013 at 22:45

going pretty well tbh chilli , i got in a few long rides, topped out at 130 - it was a hard 130 though, running is pretty solid even if it is a lot slower than what i used to train for, can blame the ultras for that, but on the upside i can run for fecking miles, maybe not after a 232mile bike though. all good endurance.Biked though the night a couple of times,

i ran in the night loads last year and still a few times this year for it to be comfortable/normalised. My swimming is the usual controlled drowning so im not expecting anything too quick there. I have realistically changed what i think im capable of in light of the lack of focused training and will be happy with a 34ish time. A single ironman has a 17 hour cutoff so if i can do double that for double the distance i will chuffed, anything over 36 i wont be so glad.

im quite looking forward to the weeks following tbh, my first 100 miler is a huge milestone for me and to revisit the outlaw will be cool and the thunder run will be an attempt to improve on 100 miles in 24 hours but weather is going to play a hand in that. Next year is going to be mental

Doner Kebab    pirate
14/05/2013 at 22:48

oh chilli if you can hang around for a bit my brother might need a few hours kip if you could stand in for him - nothing too demanding, a bloke that was meant to be crewing for my 100 miler was also meant to be helping with this but he was a waste of time.

is anyone else coming to support/throw food at me ?


15/05/2013 at 14:32
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

oh chilli if you can hang around for a bit my brother might need a few hours kip if you could stand in for him - nothing too demanding, a bloke that was meant to be crewing for my 100 miler was also meant to be helping with this but he was a waste of time.

is anyone else coming to support/throw food at me ?


Doner sorry I'm not going to be there. I would help but I'm working that weekend and it's a long way away for me. Hope you get sorted.Don't hang up on time though. The run is hard particularly if it rains. It's not like running on tarmac in the rain, it gets muddy and slippy and at the climbs in around the tennis court and the woods just passed there it is hard.

Great for support though

seren nos    pirate
15/05/2013 at 14:36

DK.....i will help if I can......depends on when as i will be in bed early on the friday evening for my 6 am start in the water...

19/05/2013 at 21:11

I've done a boob. A big one. 

I thought I'd booked the day off on the Monday but I haven't. So if I camp I have to take my tent down after race and then drive home. 

The other option is to get my husband to drive me, but he won't camp so I've booked B&B 2 miles away that I can cancel 2 days before if need be. Most places were fully booked! I'll try and beg at work tomorrow for the day off so I can stay to see DK cross the finish line on Sunday. 


seren nos    pirate
19/05/2013 at 21:12

soupy.......at least you will have time to put the tent down.I can help......hopefully work will let you have the day off.the presentations on the monday are usually lovely

 this is coming around quickly now

19/05/2013 at 21:16

Thanks Seren. Just to warn you, my tent is as big as yours. 

24/05/2013 at 13:07

Greetings pee-rah-tays 

Looking forward to seeing you all enjoy yourselves and make some yellow noise next weekend, the pirates in Lanza did you proud last week I hear.


Here's some TC Top Tips if you've not seen em on TripeyTalk:

Use Conti GP4000s tyres unless you want punctures. I had no issue on the deca, and there were flints everywhere given the wet days. Cured ChrisE's puncture maladies when I leant him my only spare tyres on around Day7, but I was so confident I wouldnt need them. Keep out of the gutter, and only in the swept path i.e. avoid flints!

Use decent Conti tubes too.

Wear two pairs of cycling shorts. Provided you've tried this in OK training.

Amply lube up your nads n feet. Vaseline or other posher varieties.

Don't think about the distance. When yu've done a few laps, that your unit of measure. Just take each lap as your goal, in a sustainable fashion. Tweaking your pace/fuel/drink/breaks etc constantly based on feedback.

Time each lap. Easy entertainment to while away the hrs.
Chat / wind up your fellow competitors ditto.

If you need something or have a worry, ASK! Advice n kit sharing is common at this feel good event. This advice applies to crews. Team up and share responsibilities perhaps, so more folks can get breaks while the athletes are still looked after.

Fix any issues early. Dot let them fester till they're big issues. eg blisters etc.

Powerwalk the uphills on the run course. Ideally refuel here. Dont go crazy on the long downhill, unless your me. 

If you want a time out, then take it, and get some real food down you. You'll resume refreshed.

Porridge n noodles etc are good.

A few cheesy biscuits like Ritz or even pork scratchings for a savoury salty twist.

If scared about getting cold on the swim, get a surfers rash neoprene vest. Sleeveless is safest. You can use cycle arm warmers. Ebay is our friend. Or you can just use layers underneath e.g. run vest.
Vaseline your forehead and nose, cheeks, hands n feet, chest / torso etc.
I assume everyone who might want one has a swimmers neoprene 'gimp' hat :lol:

Get a decent feck off headtorch and/or hand torch for the run.

Some more from the Rev G:

I would add overshoes for the bike and a pair of full finger bike gloves, just in case, spare set of warm dry clothes for both bike and run + rain gear for both, solid food like TC says, liquid porridge and honey may look gross, but, you can gulp it down quick and its quite easy to digest, savouy food not sweet, unless your used to it or like puking after the 15th gel 


. Dry socks after the first marathon are soooo good, lip salve is a biggie for me as my lips chap and crack on Ultras. 

TRUST YOUR CREW, so important, if they say eat, do it, if they say go to the loo do it. If they tell you to change your clothes, just do it. Crews are so important and take a lot of pressure off your thinking 20 hrs into a race when your trying to dodge the hallucinations ( not kidding, most of us have had it ). 

Swim, nice and steady, treat it as a warm up, to get the blood flowing, exit, get the crew to feed you as you change or vice versa. 

First few laps of the bike easy, how easy, kids on BMX can beat you, have a little reward planned for getting to 112 mile another at 224, tell your crew or see me if you're struggling a
Doner Kebab    pirate
24/05/2013 at 19:45

Im the only one doing the double from here TC, - seren and soupy are doing the half. Now its only 7 days away im actually kind of excited and crapping it at the same time.  Ill try not to get my lip balm and bum cream mixed up thats for sure, never wore 2 pairs of cycle shorts so ill give it a miss. Got most stuff covered bar the training. Us lincolnshire boys dont need training,

24/05/2013 at 20:09

I'm hoping to come along and support on the Sunday.  If anyone needs help then give me a shout.  Happy to help out

Doner Kebab    pirate
24/05/2013 at 20:34

my brother might need a kick up the arse or waking up every so often, especially with my predicted finish time

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