so many challenges

3 years on

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seren nos    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:16

3 yrs ago i was wondering if i could ever finish an ironman..........i had run 2 marathons over the previous 3/4 years.......both slower than 4:30 hrs

3 years on and a couple of ironman done....9 ultras and numerous marathons and a DIM.........I have smashed my PB's at running at all distances ......and ran sub 4 marathon............goingh longer has helped all my shorter distance times..

now have to decide where to go next................there are so many brilliant races in this country at so many distances...........

how do you decide in what direction to go..............i need to keep on chamging my focus to keep motivated.........

2 weeks resting post race and my mind is still trying to find its next challenge.....

ImRio    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:21

Mountain marathons are something I would like to do Seren.  Where you carry your pack etc.  They look tough but good

Either that or doing a Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride

Or more mountain biking

25/06/2012 at 19:26

Fred Whitton sportive next year?

ImRio    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:26

Where and when is that LN?

 

seren nos    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:30

would love to do lejog Rio.on the list but want to do ikt with my OH so a 3 year wait for that...........is the mountain marathons where you cary your tent etc..........might be costly to get lightweight sleeping bags etc...........

LN.......what is special about the fred whitton

ImRio    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:33

Yes those are the ones Seren.  I reckon you can pick up a decent lightweight Vango for £100 (or less depending on time of year).  Sleeping bag would probably be as much if not more but you could improvise using foil blankets etc. 

Again its one of those things once you have them you have them.  And as the tents sleep 2 you could share with someone at events I am sure

25/06/2012 at 19:45
Have you tried to eat a vindaloo through a didgeridoo?

Harder than it sounds, you know.
25/06/2012 at 19:47

Fred Whitton is in Cumbria.

Pretty elevation map

seren nos    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:47

i thought you had to blow a didgeridoo

25/06/2012 at 19:49
Saucy!
25/06/2012 at 19:49

Women can't blow didgeridoos... tis true

 

 

25/06/2012 at 19:51

Oh here's the link to the sportive

seren nos    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:52

that looks a lovely route LN.........done the lakeland 50 around part of that..lovely

Ironholgs    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:54
Have a crack at Celtman, 4 club mates did it this weekend are completely raving about what an amazing and tough race it was.
ImRio    pirate
25/06/2012 at 19:56

I think I am going to be doing much more off road stuff as "The Bitch" wants to do off road races too

25/06/2012 at 20:03
Have a look at this month's Adventure Show, it's from BBC Scotland. There's an event on it you might like! You've probably only got a couple of days left to watch it!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01k6b51/
Sorry can't do links from the ipad!
25/06/2012 at 20:12

Seren - I think you and I have different definitions of the word lovely but here's another clip for you. You may get vertigo from the camera action though!

ImRio    pirate
25/06/2012 at 20:22

Those ups look horrible but so worth it for the downs

25/06/2012 at 20:25
I thought of a challenge for you!
25/06/2012 at 20:31
Could you......possibly........

.... Post without these........ For a whole week..........
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