GUCR 2010

Seeing as Paddy couldn't be arsed.... :o)

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03/06/2010 at 21:38
Yeah they were a good bunch really friendly and full of good advise and humour.

By the time we finished it seemed like I had known them forever.
AndrewSmith    pirate
03/06/2010 at 22:30

I am very pleased for you Dave, you have come a long way since suffering at the first Caesars 50 miler, but I am sure you will agree it was worth all the effort

Looking forwards to next years race now, it will soon come around

05/06/2010 at 08:55

Dave, it was good to speak to you on the way round. We are still in awe of your triple iron man efforts. I was No 58 and my mate (also Paul) was No 61.

We did seem to keep leap frogging each other towards the end. I think Paul and I were both desperate to just finish the damn race by then!

It's taken me a few days to get back to a normal sleeping pattern. I got home at 3.30am on Monday and slept until 9am and then couldn't sleep again until that evening when I only managed 5 hours sleep on Tuesday night. I think it caught up with me Wednesday when I crashed out early.

My little toes are shredded to be honest and I couldn't walk around for a day or two but my legs felt fine a day after the race. As I said at one of the checkpoints back to 10K's for me.

Edited: 05/06/2010 at 08:56
05/06/2010 at 12:29

10k's are HARD  avon!!!
you have to run really fast

i meant to say to you - tell your mate paul that next time he attempts something like this he needs to tape his toes before he starts running rather than waiting for them to shred

05/06/2010 at 14:47

My race report (very much a Rookie's view)

http://earley-gunners.blogspot.com/2010/06/2010-grand-union-canal-race-report.html

A few pics my support team took (sorry all of me and Stouty)

http://earley-gunners.blogspot.com/2010/06/2010-grand-union-canal-race-pictures.html

A short video, captures the start of the race so you may see yourself.

http://earley-gunners.blogspot.com/2010/06/2010-gucr-stouty-and-ali-finish.html

May edit the report if I get some feedback from the crew on times etc.

05/06/2010 at 18:23

i was at springwell not GJA

06/06/2010 at 07:43
but did anyone take any pictures of the monkey?????
06/06/2010 at 15:29

Avon - nice blog, sounds like you were well organised and also very determined. As for your suggestion that it might be tougher running unsupported that with a crew, I've been wondering about that.  I probably covered about 135m entirely alone and was quite envious of those with friends and family helping them.  But in hindsight a lot of the enjoyment of the event was the checkpoints and the complete strangers who were so supportive and helpful.  I wonder if having one's own crew would make it a different and less rich experience.  What does anyone think?

Also - what monkey?

06/06/2010 at 16:00
The monkey hanging from the abandoned warehouse near Watford...have you not have heard about how Matt Giles was convinced he was hallucinating when he saw it lol
06/06/2010 at 16:01

http://www.afloat.org.uk/uploaded_images/teddy1-769824.jpg

06/06/2010 at 16:12
oh THAT monkey....
06/06/2010 at 17:15
the monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06/06/2010 at 21:48

if you can bear a visit to the dark side............here's my race report:-

http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1062429#1062429

06/06/2010 at 22:00
good crew you had there putt putt
02/11/2010 at 20:20
So, whose name is in the big hat??
02/11/2010 at 22:44
Not mine this year goig to have ago at the Thams Ring. Best of luck to those who are in for next year.
03/11/2010 at 15:07

 GUCR 2011

I'll probably be helping out for that ND.... 

Bio
03/11/2010 at 17:37
Also Ringing after a big fat DNF in 2009.

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