One for wall, and wall for one...
Checkmate - ditto from me. How'd you end up doing 12 in 7?
One dayAmster and Mr AmsterBenjamin KisselBlakesterCheckmateEKGOJohn MacKenzie
Two daysMarcus Nichols +2OscarrPursued by Angry BeesRunningRaRaSleepy BearWeedy
I tought if I start training and get fit for the first one I should not lose my fitness so entered a few more. I was quite disappointed with my result in London, but in the same time I enjoyed it, so I wanted to do better. There are many guys doing 12 in a year so I thought I will do the same. But I started a bit late (28th april) and I was afraid of the winter so I wanted Snowdonia to be the last one. But I have missed the Fairlands50 (I was not ready for that) and nearly all june-july, so I had to do 4 in september and take one extra the "A20" last weekend. Next year I try to do a bit more and spread them a bit better.
Gramck - They could come with and support?
Just think, all that quality country air and stuff... could even be educational.
Wowsers - you lot are amazing - I'm still getting my head around this multiple marathons a year lark so it's great to hear all your tales!
Gramck - know what you mean - would they be willing to go out with you - on bike (+trailer for littley if still very littley) - make it into family adventure time? My other half is coming along to support for the weekend (he doesn't do long or slow!) so she wouldn't be the only partner there.
pursuedbyangrybees wrote (see)
Gramck - They could come with and support? Just think, all that quality country air and stuff... could even be educational.
Think of it like Roman history and PE lessons rolled into one
Iam also doing the wall over 2 days, Portsmouth and Gloucester marathon then Born to run ultra!!
Anyone want to take a punt at what proprortion of the field Weedy is going to end up listing by the time we get to June?
Good work Weedy, and nice to see the list building - I'll have to think of some way to be easy to notice in the crowd when we arrive - "man runs with live chicken on head" was the first thing that popped in there, but not sure if that will fit the kit list for headwear...?
Just back off holiday and great to see so many people that are doing the run. Looking forward to the recci next weekend. I need to start looking at my training and finding a nice marathon in the build up to the race in June,
Hi Louise and Pinkbug
Louise - someone who did the run last year might correct me, but I'd guess you won't need a massive hydration bladder. I use a Camelbak Ultra, which has a two-litre bladder, which I think will be more than plenty as the pit stops are only about 15 miles apart. I might not even fill it all the way up depending what the weather's like on the day. I think it's going to be a squeeze fitting everything in my pack that's on the checklist, but reckon it's doable.
Bees - the list's going to be enormous if it keeps growing at this rate. The Rat Race lot do seem to be heavily promoting the run - you can't move for adverts about it. I don't remember as much promotion last year. Maybe they treated last year as a test event and didn't want too many people entering. It would mean they're confident they've ironed out the few wrinkles I've heard about like the burger van breakfast and shoddy medals.
Names on packs sounds like a plan. Altho no one's going to see mine as I'll be bringing up the rear I was thinking maybe we could arrange a meal in Carlisle the night before for anyone who fancies it. And/or drinks in Newcastle on the Sunday night as well for any of us hanging around afterwards.
Two daysLouise HallMarcus Nichols +2OscarrPinkbugPursued by Angry BeesRunningRaRaSleepy BearWeedy
Meal before and beer after sound grand.
I intend to pack the biggest bladder I can manage, less toilet stops that way.
In my usual way, thinking about the next thing afterwards - vague notion about running St Cuthbert's Way later 2013... spot on 100km Melrose to Lindisfarne, waymarked route.
The bag was a right pain and weighed about 4-5kg depending on the water, plenty of Vaseline under the tee-shirt where the straps sit
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