Anyone doing it / Some advice needed.
No idea on the course but will be running in trail shoes.
Anyone still planning on changing shoes I would recommend CP4. Anyone still planning on doing the whole thing in road shoes let me know and I'll bring a camera
Think I'm going to go for trail shoes for the whole thing. Looks like it might rain on the day now as well, plus a stiff headwind the whole way...
Cold, wed, muddy and windy.... what's not to like
Throw in a bit of snow, sleet, fog and a thunderstorm, Wacky, and we'll have the perfect conditions! Hangon.... wasnt that the Ridgeway2012 conditions :P
Gutted I'm out!
Had to drop today. Had a vertigo attack this week and have been unable to shift it.
Good luck all. I will thinking of you
Thanks mate. Really am disappointed. I know it's not important but i do love race day.
Hope you have a good race and don't do anything stupid pre Rocky Racoon.
Good luck to everyone running (plodding) tomorrow. Only thing to do now is get a good sleep and then get moving .... and keep moving ... eek!
Am both nervous and excited - this'll be 10 miles further than I've ever gone in one go before! (assuming I complete it!)
See you all tomorrow. Don't get lost . I'll be on the 7:12 C2C express in the morning.
3rd time for me. Anyone who hasn't done it before please note that the finish is just a marquee by the canal so no showers or changing facilities though there is usually tea and coffee. I will probably have to resort to he conveniently close pub to warm up.
mmmmm tea, looking forward to it already
posted this on Tritalk as well so apologies in advance for anyone reading both.....
lovely day for it today I passed about 40 or so of you (running in the opposite direction a little after CP2) as I was finishing my training run today strangely recognised a couple of the runners (guy from Apex sports in Farnham Common and a bloke who I saw on the Economist website yesterday talking about the Spartahlon) the offroad sections round here were a lot better than the last few weeks so hopefully nobody had any disasters looking forward to a race review as this is on the to do list for next year
the masochists to do list
Take it you didn't have fun today slane.
It is unfortunate that some people have had negative experiences, because Go Beyond had built up a strong reputation as event organisers.
I have always had a hankering to do this event, but the cards never quite fell in the right way.
Nothing bad to report from me really. Had a pretty good run and all stations stocked well when I arrived. Not sure what time you ran slanuk as must admit I had a similar experience last year when I ran slower.... not much left at CP1&2 and no shirts left in my size at the finish but all good this year.... loads of GU gels on hand all the way!
Running out of medals is pretty bad it has to be said. I did struggle a little with the map on my first outing last year but didn't take it out my bag today.
Had a great first ultra. Really enjoyed it, didn't get the time I wanted but realise this was perhaps a bit unrealistic. One thing I must say is how friendly and willing to help all of the fellow competitors are, turns out ultra runners are an awesome group of people.
Cheers guys and I cannot wait for the next one - SDW 50 me thinks.
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