New trail race
Popped down today for a lap. I counted 2 more cattle grids and the new fence, as prev mentioned, just before halfway CP. Seems a little more overgrown in parts this year (no doubt due to the extra rain we've had), and it's quite wet. I hope we get a dry spell for a week!
Just noticed Ryan Brown and Richie Cunningham are both in the 100. That will be an interesting battle!
Ryan has dropped out with injury I think Daz...
How muddy is it underfoot?
Ah thats a pity. I met him at Malverns Ultra last year, nice bloke. Seems to have come into some great form.
Well put it this way, if you don't mind wet feet and have decent studs then not such a problem. May get slippy descents once we've done a few laps, hard to say. Def will add a few mins on last year. Still time for some sunny weather (ever the optimist!)
Yep... if it dried up a bit would be nice by the sounds of it.
It is. After his SDW effort would have been a good race between him and Richie Cunningham.
I would like to run in my f-lites as they are so comfortable but not so great in the mud so would need it to dry up a touch by the sounds of it. I have a pair of trailrocs as well which would be better in the mud but never done more than a couple hours in them, I am sure they would be fine though
How much slower is it likely to be? As long as it is not ankle deep I don't think it will do too much harm to times... Daz will still nip round in 7 hours flat!
Whatever the conditions are underfoot, 27:59:59 is still the target
Respect mate, I presume you have support?
I've got someone popping down for a few hours in the night to deliver some hot soup. He's a cyclist so doesn't really understand all this running lark
Battling shin splints from the weekend's outings, so a few days of enforced rest which probably isn't a bad thing as I'm knackered
Rest up Rich and all will be fine
Hope it goes smoothly tomorrow Daz.
Does anybody else suffer frm paranoia, in the week before a race? As all my children have colds as has everyone around me... every sniffle (which I have) I feel will turn in to a serious virus, where cannot move yet alone run this weekend?! feel like I should lock my self away for a week!
One of the attractions of this sort of event is that you don't know whether or not you are going to finish, even when you are 3/4 of the way through.
Of course everyone around you seems to have a cold - you're tapering. But chill out, a touch of cold may be the least of the problems come race day!
Hope everyone else is tapering well and starting to feel strong
Ran 10 miles this morning with 8.5 to go on Wednesday. 2hr bike commute on Tuesday and Thursday and day of rest Friday
Hope the op went well Daz
See you all on Saturday
15 for me yesterday just some short stuff tue/wed/thur and then ready to run
Hope the op went well Daz.
15 miles for me also, on Saturday. An hour run today and another hour this Wednesday and will do nothing apart from eat and sleep (and maybe work) Thursday and Friday.
Cheers guys. Op itself was a bit of a farce. Waiting 2hrs as main surgeon was on walkabout(!). Back-up surgeon gave me 4 local injections then disappeared to (to calm down the next person on list who was complaining about the wait). Then main surgeon walks in and takes over. Was in a foul mood and felt he was tugging a bit too hard with what was left of my arm lol. Seeing nurse on Wed. Hoping to get a more 'off the record' response to my wish to race Sat.
I counted 2 trenches and 2 stiles on each lap during my recce that may require a hand-down. If its wet too then chances of slipping. Will make decision Fri. If I'm not down then best of luck! A bit of dirt will add to the fun
That sounds less than ideal Daz. Hope you get some good news on Wed and can make it on Sat. I think you might be making a smart move if you are more likely to slip and do some damage to it.
Hi Daz, as WiB says I have had to pull out. Had a calf niggle for a few weeks that is refusing to budge and so no real point starting this one for me. Really annoying as have hardly raced this year since SDW and have generally been injury free and so was really looking forward to this! Sounds like you have got your own injuries to worry about...hope you make it to the start line!
WiB, good luck for this weekend, as to all of you competing. The missus is still running the 100 and so might pop down at some point to cheer her and others on...depends on whether I can persuade my 5-year old of the merits of going to cheer mummy and her friends on as she runs around around in circles through sandy puddles
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