Hardmoors 110

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09/04/2013 at 11:15

Anybody else signed up for this?

Did the 60 last year, so now its time to try the big one. 

09/04/2013 at 16:41

Ben - I am crewing Tim Bateson, will see you there and give you a cheer!

09/04/2013 at 17:37


You can even pass me a jelly baby if you want!


Edited: 09/04/2013 at 17:51
09/04/2013 at 20:24

Ben - I'll remember to stock up on the little fellas!

09/04/2013 at 20:39

This is an incredibly interesting and varied course.  It combines the moors of the Hardmoors 50, and the coastal paths of the Hardmoors 60, along with a lot of features of interest en route. 

I am surprised that it is not more popular, and I venture to suggest that it will be in years to come. 

11/04/2013 at 23:00

Hardmoors 60 is a fantastic event. 

It makes the NDW50 look like a race with a sensible number of stairs in it however!

12/04/2013 at 07:49

I am also running the HM110. it will be my first attempt at a 100. More than a little nervous

Agree that the HM60 is a fab fab run. In fact it is my favourite Ultra

13/04/2013 at 21:51

Interestingly Tim there are people who have finished the 110 but DNFd the 60. 

Yes the 110 is longer, but the cutoffs are more generous. 

16/04/2013 at 18:53

Oh, and now I have won a free place in the Swiss Iron Trail. 

Going to be a tough summer!

16/04/2013 at 18:56

Cragchick hope you can make the HM60 it is a great run, I am running HM60 as well

16/04/2013 at 20:08

Cragchick - be great to see and no doubt hear you at HM60! 

16/04/2013 at 20:10

Ben - Now that does look like a challenge, well done and good luck!


16/04/2013 at 20:51

I will need it!

Still, since the organisers have offered me a place on a plate, it would be rude not to turn up!

22/04/2013 at 16:18

Might be doing this, you think I'd know better after doing the 55 four times and last years 60 (63) and JonS quite awesome Wainstones marathon weekend before last (great course)!

I was meant to be doing fellsman, but will have to skip for family reasons. So I needed another challenge not too long after and thought of this. I think I'm letting the "only an extra month to prepare and 50 more miles" spook me at the moment, but I think I will enter as its in my head now. Will be interesting as I've not attempted a 100+ since 2011 (decided to lay off 3 figures after two DNF) and not completed one since Lakeland 100 2010. I think the mental part of it needs more work than the physical for me as I've done a 50+m in snow and winds at HM55 and know I'll tackle this much steadier so its just about keeping going.

What's everybody else been upto in training and upto about now for this? Just so I can confirm I'm not deluding myself.

My weekly mileage this year peaked for aforementioned HM55 at 62m (mid-to-late March), rebuilt to 50 for week including Wainstones mara, then 34 last week as thought I was tapering it a bit for Fellsman. So now planning to pick this up to about 40+ this week (as much as I can during week without the time for a weekend LSR), hoping for a 70 next week including a 40m LSR (effectively 3 weeks before), 60 the week after (lots midweek but a slight taper to about 25m for weekend LSR), 30m week prior, bare minimum the week before.

I know everybodies different, but would appreciate any insight if that seems a decent "emergency" plan from here to the day as I'm sure some on here probably have more experiance of the 3-figure distance and I've got more used to preparing for 50-70m maximum the last few years. Maybe I'm overcompensating trying to squeeze in a 70m week (culiminating 3 weeks before event)  and then a 60m, with only two weeks after. I might drop the 60m week a bit, but stick with the 70 as most of that will be one 40m long slow run on a route that I think mimics the challenges of HM110 a bit and at a similar pace - trying to finish still quite comfortable. Idea of doing the 40m three weeks out is that any later and body won't have adapted to the new stresses.

Hope that makes some sense  As you can tell I'm undecided on a plan as tend to plan much further ahead usually. Hope prep is going well for others on here too!

Edited: 22/04/2013 at 16:22
22/04/2013 at 20:36

I am averaging about 55 miles a week and running a marathon this weekend.

I think you are right it is more mental than physical, but this my first 100 as well.

22/04/2013 at 21:46

I am in the Manchester Marathon this weekend Tim if that is the one you have in mind.  We will talk more about the best mental tactics for dealing with a 100 as this event comes closer. 

23/04/2013 at 07:46

Hi Ben I was goign to run Manchester, but decided to stay local soI will be running the MOTN in Sunderland. 

I too I am waiting until next week before starting to really focus on the 110


23/04/2013 at 16:57

Good luck in Manchester and Sunderland

25/04/2013 at 10:57

DEOT.  Sounds to me like you're preparing really well for this.  I can't do much more than 40 odd miles pw or I break down.  Still managed to do a 100 last year sub 24.  I might be inclined to do less than 60 miles with only 2 weeks to go.

I'm excited to be doing this but also a bit nervous.  Done the HM55 twice and found it tough and run some of the coastal path in Devon and Cornwall.  Is the 2nd half of the race v hilly?

Too late to back out now!

25/04/2013 at 18:36

It is all very hilly!

Hardmoors 55 vs ~Hardmoors 60 is an interesting one. 

They seem to be comparable in terms of difficulty, with slightly more people who have done both favouring the 55. 

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