Thanks Mate, How did you find it? was it harder than doing the double we did? I've got the ridgeway200 mountain bike enduro at the end of march so thats something to aim for, at the moment I am just going to focus on my cycling although I do have Brighton Marathon still to do as I entered that ages ago, Hope I will be ready for that by then. then I will make my mind up from there if I will continue running.
My mate is trying to get me to enter the northdowns 100mile race in August. I can't even get to do a 50k lol.
L2B is 56 miles
But navigation is notorious and most people do about 58
Hi all, first 50 and finished under my 10 hour target including a half hour detour to mums for cuppa , change and pick up headlight. Blue lips when I got home but thouroughly enjoyed the thing alhough there were dodgy bits, the Wallingford detour, Moulsford when I expected the CP to be where we rejoined the river and the Purley housing estate. Fantastic fruit cake though.
I entered the TT as progression towards the TP100 next month, but an ankle injury in Oct meant no running till Jan 12, hadn't gone further than 28m and only back to 40+ mpw since mid Jan so happy to have got round relatively unscathed. Now to decide about the 100. For the 50 I had a plan B (lots of train stns on the route) and a Plan C (bag at mums) so it was as easy to turn up and have go as not. I guess I'll take the same approach for the 100, I realise it's another great leap but hey ho.
Lessons learnt; walking is not a failure, eat the lunch when provided, don't be afraid to take a rest break it can be quicker.
Gave a Swedish chap a lift back to Reading after, he'd done 70+ ultras, who said welcome to the Ultra family, there was a lot of that Saturday, and thanks to all I met along the way. Especially the helpers without whom etc but more so when it was that cold!
Thanks for the vote of confidence Thomas Sounded like a good one. Yeah I am looking forward to the bike enduro as it gives me something to focus on. as for the leg, I'm off the ibuprofen now and have no pain or disscomfort. I will give it one more week then try a little slow run and see how it goes.
All the best mate.
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