I did it in trail shoes last year, but am planning on road shoes this time around unless there's a whole load of rain in the next week.
Mind you, there was a reference to Siberia on the 5 Live weather forecast this morning.
This was posted by someone I know who has just done a recce of the last 25 miles of the TP100, i.e. the first half of the TT50:
"Ran the last part of the TP100 yesterday from Reading to Oxford, mud glorious mud for the final 25 miles. Really really hard going, it'll make the race interesting if it's as wet come race day"
I am definitely running in trail shoes given this!!
It depends how comfortable your trail shoes are, mine aren't for anything over 20 -25 miles so I'll be going for hybrids rather than the Inov8s. Course is about 98% flat so anything with a bit of grip may be fine. Siberian weather is actually better underfoot.
I would recommend everyone takes a headtorch - last bit contains narrow paths through reed beds and right alongside river which can be tricky if it's dark.
was running from Oxford down to just beyond CP1 today and can confirm that there are some muddy bits, but most parts this stretch are not too bad. Right after the railway bridge in Oxford there is a wet stretch on a meadow. Stay close to the river rather than on the actual path for a few hundered yards and your feet will stay dry at this point!!
cannot wait for the trot to happen, it is going to be my first run of this distance and I am freaking out in anticipation
-7! Bloody hell. I'm hoping to take my camper up on Friday night if I can work out where to park it. Might be a tad cold tho.
My main goal this year is to complete the NDW this time because that is my qualifier for the WS as we previously mentioned. Looking forward to the TP but certainly not my main event.
You've certainly choose a toughy in the SDW. Iv'e run a lot of it in different sections and those hills are a killer. I'll see how I'm feeling after the TP but I might enter and try for the trio.
You must be pissed about UTMB the top races are just getting harder and harder to get into. I just know I'm gunna have a long wait to get into the WS.
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