There are public loos near the finish, not salubrious, but should be ok for getting changed and having a bit of a wash.
Its also near the station which may have some loos.
Cheers Dougie, it'll do
Gotta catch the train back to Oxford anyways!
Hi all, almost there now, hope everyone's feeling rested and confident? Looking forward to a good day and i'm hoping the route is pretty straightforward as i'm not putting much stock in either my map reading skills or the map!!!
Tiago thanks for making the diversion sound so straight forward '....posh houses, busy road, industrial estate, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford....' that will be my catch phrase for that section !!!
Best of luck everyone and may see some of you on the 6.18 train from Paddington.
See you there peeps. I'm really not going to want to get out of bed for even that time. The only consolation is I might get to the pub in time for tea or coffee before the start. Trains back only go once an hour as well.
I think it'll be quite obvious who is running as no-one else will be stupid enough to get a train at that hour in this weather.
I'm also planning on getting the 6:48 train from Paddington with some guys I ran the MdS with. I'll be the one tucking into a pack of Expedition Food muesli.
I ran the race last year. It was pretty muddy in places. Sounds like it will be muddy again this year, unless the mud is frozen on the morning. If there temperatures stay low, I'm sure it will be nice and firm under foot for the majority of the route.
Definitely take a head torch, unless you are planning on running the course sub 8 hours! Having said that, it might be quite easy to see in the dark if it snows.
I'm looking forward to all the mini pasties and sausage rolls at CP3. I'll try and leave some for the slower runners )
don't get lost without me and Glyn to show you the way!
Having never run for 10-11 hours before in sub-zero temperatures, I'm looking for a bit of advice on what I should be wearing and taking in my pack. I'm going to be one of those bringing up the rear, so I will be out after dark as well.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
thanks for that i was wondering about what to wear to, a good few layers sounds good and can allways discard along the way.Bugger running in shorts though running tights and my good ole ron hill tracksters for me
Andrew uk, i might be with you, have had to have 3 weeks off (very sore achilles ) so it is just a wait and see for meand just finish
Layers is the way to go and gloves etc. to cover your ends. Have mislaid my thermal tights so it's normal ones for me. Slightly worried about toes dropping off.
Wonder if the water in our bottles etc. will freeze.
Hi veggieboy - doing any 100 milers this year?
Layers for me too, i always get too hot, even in the snow - so i need to be able to strip off! My toes will be cold consistently though.
I ran the thames path for the TOAD challenge - it was 30 degrees then! Think it will be a little different this time...
My trail shoes arrived today, finally got the right size, but i think its really too late as i wont get a chance to test them. Road shoes it is then...
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