Endurancelife Ultra Anglesey

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11/11/2012 at 14:10

Hi,

I've just put a post up over in the Events section, and now I've discovered this section where the post would really belong - don't know my way around the forums that well. Anyway, not sure if the mods will let me repeat the post but I'll give it a go...

I'm signed up for the endurancelife ultra on Anglesey in January and just wondered whether any of you out there have done this before? Or maybe you've done a different distance or a different coastal trail?

My background is mostly in fell and off-road events but this will be the first I've done in an area I am totally unfamiliar with.

I'm expecting to carry my own kit/water/food etc, but are there any water/food stations at all? And is it point-to-point route finding like fell races or is it a very precisely limited course like cross-country races?

My main question is regarding the terrain (seeing as I don't know the area at all.) It says 25% tarmac, 25% fell and 50% trail. Now I don't really know where the line lies that seperates trail from fell so I don't know if we're talking studded fell shoes or cushy trail shoes...

Anybody with experience or advice for me?

Thanks!

Lianna

11/11/2012 at 16:06

if you look on the website it does actually give a description of the terrain involved:grass, rock, mud , road....and then there are 4 videos to watch.........

11/11/2012 at 16:54

Agree with loulabell above. Definitely don't think you'll be wanting your fell shoes though, I am guessing having not looked at the site that it follows a fair bit of the coastal path there.

11/11/2012 at 17:27

Really!  I've always struggled to find much information on the website but I'm not very web savvy!  I'll go and have a better look now.

Thanks

11/11/2012 at 17:28
cragchick wrote (see)

Agree with loulabell above. Definitely don't think you'll be wanting your fell shoes though, I am guessing having not looked at the site that it follows a fair bit of the coastal path there.

yep cragc, no stud shoes needed! looks fairly straightforward

GKD
11/11/2012 at 17:35
Agree with the ladies, haven't run that course but have done various parts of the course on different occasions. Be prepared for some steep ascents and descents along the way, it's not quite proper fell but it is pretty unrelenting in places, no need for fell shoes, even hybrid trail shoes should be fine if the weather is dry
GKD
11/11/2012 at 17:47

looks pretty good- have been looking at the Endurancelife events,tempting

11/11/2012 at 17:52

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/531201/gallery/untitled_22.png?width=350

.........i found these for you lianna, all from the Anglesy ultra - this is what terrain you will have

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/531201/gallery/ang2.png?width=350

 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/531201/gallery/anglesy.png?width=350

 

GKD
11/11/2012 at 18:00
Hmm, just wondering Lianna, how's your navigation?
GKD
11/11/2012 at 18:01

i want to do this one now the more i look at it!

11/11/2012 at 18:02

wheres Anglesey?.........is it near Essex?

Edited: 11/11/2012 at 18:02
11/11/2012 at 18:02

11/11/2012 at 18:44

Are you sure you have the right photos LLB, theres not a sheep in sight!!!

11/11/2012 at 19:25

I must admit LLB that I'm feeling tempted as well, although not even going to think of logistics ... fly to Manchester I guess or something! Hmm, food for thought ....

11/11/2012 at 19:48

you mean Essex is renowned for sheep Slaneuk?????

11/11/2012 at 19:48

cragc, i think we should do it and have a girls weekend away!!!

11/11/2012 at 20:09
It's not even raining in ur photos! Can't be Wales!!

Girls w/e out , I'd be up for that
11/11/2012 at 20:36

Thanks for the advice people... it looks good doesn't it!

Navigation - not a problem. Just keep the sea on your right and run. Or was that keep it on your left and run?

11/11/2012 at 21:01

given my longest run since the SDW in June was a 14-miler done four weeks ago, I clearly would have a LOT of work to do over the next 8 weeks ... but ... nothing is impossible. Am off to look into logistics as that will be the killer for me - Findhorn to Anglesey is NOT a straightforward prospect, I'll keep you posted LLB over next few days ...

11/11/2012 at 21:12
Well, either you've not checked ur diary LLB or you are planning something very ambitious for the w/e
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