Just sent off the entry form for this - should be a fun day out
I think I kinda like the fact that we start at 6:45pm and get nighttime over within the first 12 hrs. Never quite fancied those 24hr events that start at 8-9am.
lol...yup, "ONLY 22 and half hours"
I haven't ran on a track since I was in high school - and I'm guessing after this, I'll never want to run on one ever again.
Plus we get to change direction every 4 hours - sure that'll keep the excitement levels quite high
as jim said ran 10 miles on track to see what it was like ,should be fun.could have a competition to see who has best food.my thinking is I will want some proper hot food at some stage.
Johnathan I got email back fairly quickly,maybe try phoning him. I have had no confirmation on if entry accepted yet.
Yip, he sent me the form. didn't say it was selling out, but did ask to reply quickly.
i'm still procrastinating though.
Regards food, it's good to know that there is a 24 hour tesco not too far away (Newtonbreda) with fairly comprehensive shelves. I think if I do it, it will be a case of have the basics there and send to the shop for the cravings!
I havent heard back yet either. Have a marathon this weekend. So unlikely I will get to do it . BUT i think( am pretty sure) I will head up to the event and am quite willing to be your gofor and your support team, supporter.Tesco. Pizza. chinese , perhaps not indian, can be delivered at the nod of the head.
I know if I do still get the chance to participate I will be heading up on my own as I have no one to go with me. Now , must start making some banners
Robin...how did you find the running on the traack compared with the road? The only time I ever ran on a track was a half lap at the end of a marathon.
is the main difference ,the monotony of it , or is the running surface significant or is it harder on the body to turn tight circles so often ? did theh 10 miles feel like 10 or more/less?
lol that's awesome MM - maybe he'd ben on a night out and just wandered onto the track
FF - I've never ran on a proper track but I'm guessing the hardest thing would be the monotony of it. Don't think it'd be as sore on the body as pounding pavement. I think you should give it a shot Where is your marathon this weekend?
mmmm.... must say im tempted by this - though have to google it. I have done a 12 hour and a 24 hour race previously - though both were cross country 10k laps, and with the 24hour race I slept for 5 hours! Still this is only down the road from where I grew up (am a Londoner now) but I could be tempted a wee trip home for some running on old ground. I think the monotony might kill me though... Oh and Fizziofinn, before my 24hour race last year I had only completed one marathon as my longest distance! The most important thing is having a good base fitness, good pacing (i pretty much jogged most of it, walked the uphills and sprinted the downhills - although granted that wont be an issue this time!) and more than a healthy dose of madness and stubborness. Come on, you know you want to!
Going to google this now and see whats what...
There are plenty of takeaways that will deliver, the problem will be convincing them that you want a pizza at the Mary Peters track at 1am! I'll try get a few numbers.
Best Chippy - Monte Carlo - Lisburn Road
Best Pizza - Little Italy - Amelia Street
Best Kebab - the Sphynx - Stranmillis Road
All of which do not deliver! lol
The Mary Peters Track is quite nice to run on relative to some and its surface is decent, not too spongey. The monotony is gonna be the killer, to do 100 miles is over 400 laps!
All this talk of takeaways is making me hungry
Jonathan have you entered yet
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