24 hour race in belfast

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19/07/2010 at 09:33

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.

19/07/2010 at 10:26
Yip should be a fun day alright  Graeme.Robin and me ran 10 miles yesterday morning on a track just to get a feel for what it might feel like.As we were finishing i said to Robin only 22 and half hours to go
19/07/2010 at 10:35

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

19/07/2010 at 11:46
Anyone know what entries are like? I email this morning, but no reply as of yet?
19/07/2010 at 11:53
Not sure, sorry Jonathan. I emailed Ed initially a few weeks back and he got back to me pretty quickly.

He'll more than likely tell you it's selling out fast - classic selling ploy
19/07/2010 at 12:15

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.

19/07/2010 at 13:46

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!

19/07/2010 at 13:47
Yeah hot food would be ace - might have to order in some pizza - only so much sugary energy food I can put up with. Wouldn't want it all to end up over Mary Peters Track  
19/07/2010 at 15:21

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

19/07/2010 at 16:19
FF all support will be gratefully appreciated.It would be strange if they did deliveries from any of the take aways.I dont know the area so if anybody knows any local food shops that would deliver then let us know.I am not sure of what long term help we will have.
19/07/2010 at 20:04
Funniest thing I ever saw whilst standing at the side of a 100 mile walking race (round a track) was a bloke walking round in the middle of the night with a portion of fish and chips in a polystyrene holder and a fag in his mouth!
19/07/2010 at 20:51

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?

19/07/2010 at 20:52
minus the fag that could be me
20/07/2010 at 09:21

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?

20/07/2010 at 09:26
FF we ran 10 miles and it wasnt as bad as we thought it would be but defenently  probably monotony will set in but hope with a crowd it shouldnt be too bad.wasnt as bad on the feet as road running for the same distance run. ran last night 8 miles and it felt harder than the track. good luck in the marathon.should be a good training run for this
20/07/2010 at 09:46

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...

20/07/2010 at 09:53
Oh cr*p, didnt check the dates - this seems unlikely as its the weekend after this years 24hour Thunderrun (though im doing it as part of a mixed doubles team this year).  Next year then I guess - good luck though guys! dont get too dizzy!
20/07/2010 at 10:24

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!

20/07/2010 at 10:55
thanks johnathan for food outlets ,counting the laps upto 400 at least will break the monotony
20/07/2010 at 12:33

All this talk of takeaways is making me hungry  

Jonathan have you entered yet  

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