eco trail 80 k 24/03/12

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12/03/2012 at 10:56
James, that is a great review and a splendid time.
Bill, you may be 11 years older than me, but it looks like you will be well ahead of me based on that time prediction.
I struggled around the Grantham ultra over the weekend, 2 days of 29 mile each, in 4:47 and 5:14, and that was flat and in good weather.
I'm starting to get scared now
12/03/2012 at 11:50

Hi Ian

Maybe I am over optimistic on my time,I am around the 6hr + mark for a 31.5 mile normal  so I was thinking 4/5 hours for the last 18miles, I am a steady plodder. Well done on your Grantham times, I think you should be in before me, One of my big worries is getting lost in the dark, though I am told the markings are very good, you can lose a lot of time if you get lost.

Bill 

15/03/2012 at 15:33
Hi Bill
Have you got your email today ? Looks like we get an extra drinks stop (no food, water only) at 45K. That seems like a good thing to me.
15/03/2012 at 15:43
This could be one for me next year!!!  Hope to do comrades and this fits in nicely.
15/03/2012 at 16:33

Hi Ian

I saw that today , which is good news it will help in not having to carry as much water between those two stops. I am starting to think about it during the night now.

23/03/2012 at 09:53
Hi Bill
How is your preparation going?
I have reached bag of nerves stage as I lay out my kit ready for the off, this afternoon.
Looks like it will be a hot one.
23/03/2012 at 11:37

Good luck to you all, I am quite jealous

2 years ago was hot and a lot of people ran out of water between the first 2 CPs, looks like they have added an extra CP with just water at 45km whcih is good.

29/03/2012 at 15:35

Hi Ian

How did you go on, it was tougher than I thought ,so was really pleased with my time I think I was 11.38 hrs,not got offical time yet, nice to see you at the start.

Bill

29/03/2012 at 18:01
Hi Bill
very well done.
I had a bad one and pulled out at 45 k at 6:20. My achilles (a chronic problem) was giving me a lot of trouble and I just ran out of steam. I think the 2x29milers a fortnight earlier was just too much. Great event though and I may well go back and have another crack at it.
29/03/2012 at 18:20

Hi Ian

Sorry to hear that, I left that staion at seven and as it got dark I got into a good pace and  only had one mishap after leaving Chaville  I had a bad fall and really hurt my shoulder but luckly it did not slow me down.

Bill


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