2012 report cards.

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03/12/2012 at 17:42

I'm going to do what I did at school, destroy the report before my parents saw it and gave me "construcitve critism"

However as for 2013, I have entered my first 100m (for motivation / fear)

 

03/12/2012 at 19:00

Getting Faster: good luck! I'm still a year or two away from that, I think.

 

03/12/2012 at 19:00
slaneuk wrote (see)

Dont know about a report card, LLB but I think you've just bought a week's detention!

i was always sent out for talking too much

03/12/2012 at 23:39

pmo

Since October I have basically been slingshotting each race off the last, recovering just in time for the next event.  It worked for a while, but it caught up with me at the Winter 100, and I ended up with a strained IT band and sub par performance. 

gee bee

I have not come last in an event yet, but I have come close in a couple of 100 milers.  I thought I had last place in the bag when I worked as a numbered course sweeper at the Stort 30, but even there I slipped past somebody. 

04/12/2012 at 08:39

Getting Faster: good luck! I'm still a year or two away from that, I think.

Thanks Debra, not really ready at all but figured what's the worst that can happen.....

 

04/12/2012 at 09:01
Getting Faster wrote (see)

Getting Faster: good luck! I'm still a year or two away from that, I think.

Thanks Debra, not really ready at all but figured what's the worst that can happen.....

 

They could replace all the cola drinks at the aid stations with Dr Peppers. Then they'll see how really grumpy I can get! 

06/12/2012 at 20:27
Gee bee, slane, your two performances were incredibly gutsy and gave me that spine tingling feeling as much as any of our winners from this year. The final finisher spot is just as impressive as winning, on a different but equally significant level.
07/12/2012 at 11:55

 aw shucks, thats very kind.

Personally, I think the picture of the little boy in his crew t-shirt at the end of the report is wonderful and sums up the whole atmosphere.

08/12/2012 at 07:29
Slane, have you got a final finisher spot that you want to share?
08/12/2012 at 13:23
Nope, I'm not one for the whole rambly blog report though happy to chat about it in person Malheureusement, I can't stay that anonymous as you can read about it on the Winter 100 race report (not sure I deserved so many words but it was a kind write up for something that left me ripped to shreds under that wet clothing!)
08/12/2012 at 15:44
3 minutes to spare. That is superb pacing, I had 8 to spare so could have slowed down a bit near the end.
08/12/2012 at 16:02

slaneuk

If you can finish that race under those conditions, you can have as much of my respect as you want.  The Winter 100 had a higher attrition rate than the Lakeland 100 this year.  The 40% of the field who finished, were generally the people who wanted to most. 

08/12/2012 at 16:49

Absolutely! ANYONE who finished is highly deserving of respect. Nearly 30 hours out in those conditions - amazing stamina and determination on show there.

08/12/2012 at 20:55

Ok, thx guys Onwards and upwards I say.

08/12/2012 at 21:52
Debra Bourne wrote (see)

Absolutely! ANYONE who finished is highly deserving of respect. Nearly 30 hours out in those conditions - amazing stamina and determination on show there.

i agree with Debs, respect to everyone who even started ,never mind finished in those awful unrelenting conditions

GKD
08/12/2012 at 21:53
Cheers Lou, I would have finished but apparently I just didn't want to.
GKD
08/12/2012 at 22:15

The word "generally" was inserted to allow for people like yourself, who had an injury that made them physically unable to continue. 

13/12/2012 at 14:57
Gee Bee 2 wrote (see)
Has anybody else managed to come last in a race this year. I am the proud final finisher in the sdw100. Next year hoping not to come last in any races.

Does joint last count? I hobbled 14 miles with a rather undignified pulled butt muscle rather than DNF. After a bit of huffing I pulled myself together enough to trot the last few miles and caught up with other stragglers. Three of us and the sweeper guy finished together which was quite sociable. I don't mind being last - I'm sure it'll happen again!

03/01/2013 at 09:35

In the spirit of a report card for the ultra forum:

Connemara Ultra 2012: DNS
"Steve said this year he would complete something longer than a marathon but has not. Matron advised him not to start the Connemara due to an attack of real flu that lasted until almost the day before but I think he took that advice to cover his fear. The fact that he completed 50 km in training cuts no ice. Nor his three marathons in four weeks, nor his six in the year and other races, nor his 3000 km for the year. His attempt to classify Manchester marathon as "ultra in spirit" is bordering on the pathetic. When will he grasp the nettle and complete an ultra, is what the headmaster keeps asking me."

Edited: 03/01/2013 at 09:37
03/01/2013 at 12:05

Epic list of races Ben, very impressive.

Can't believe people are getting snippy with you, as if you can't be proud of the races you've finished, with no boasts about finishing times at all, on the ultra section of a running forum...

well, then we all might as well pack it in!

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