12hr race - looking for partner(s)
Mrs S can't get into the bedroom at the mo as I've taken it over with kit etc!
Off to find some elastic to attach number to
I suppose I'd better start thinking about getting my gear together.
Don't forget your I.D. folks, dug my passport out and stashed it in my bag earlier so's I don't forget it!
Can't think what to take food wise though. So far I've got about 3200 calories in the form of flapjack and that's about it.
Now all I need is some elastic. Knew I should've bought that number belt!
I've got some spare elastic if you can't find any.
I presume photocard driving licence will do also for id?
Can only find 12mm elastic Samson! Bit on the thin side. No chance of getting any wider (elastic not me! ) between now and then. Will bring it but may need your spare. Look out for the yellow and black 'Pirate'.
Forecast intermitent showers through the night.
I think any photo I.D will do.
More details to follow.......52 miles in total, more than happy considering very little training since May.
To top it all, completed the race, sat down in my tent and got stung by a bloody wasp!!
Very happy with 60miles but the price is high! Can not get up stairs and the smallest task seems to take forever. Would not have missed it though, hell of an experience!
The tendons coming off the top of my big toe and the next toe in, on my left foot, gave up on me at the 27 mile mark. Don't know if they had just reached their limit but it felt like someone had taken a hammer to the top of my foot! Any suggestions?
The tendons in my right foot followed suit on mile 29 and from then on I was reduced to a hobble.
Taste the Pain? I was drinking from the Well Of Agony from that point on.
Today I can walk about fairly reasonably though so I don't think the actual damage is too bad.
Only managed 40 miles (providing all my laps were counted, was in so much pain was finding it difficult to think straight and relied on the Toro team to call my number, which I think they did.)
Strung it out til the end though and got my tee.
Cheers Samson for the elastic! Gonna get me a number belt for next year though!
Sorry I haven't posted on hear before, didn't realise it was here (silly me).
Well done to everyone who finished this really tough event. The time factor and nightime running was not a big deal for me as I have done 6 or 12 hour night runs before and also 24 hours 15 times but- allways on a 400m flat athletic track! Boy was that a tough course. My friend Elaine and I have done loads of events together from Marathon upwards so she is used to me 'rabbiting' for hours! in 2009 we did LDWA 100 mile walk together through 2 nights so we knew what to expect.
Really enjoyed the race although I would have liked to have done a few more laps but it was good fun.
Would have liked to have seen another portaloo on the south side as we had to wait every time we needed to 'go' but I think that will be rectified for next year.
Special congratulations to Kevin, Matt, Jennifer and Hellen for a great performance.
If anyone is interested in my Crawley 6 & 12 hour track race entry forms can be downloaded from my website www.pamstorey.co.uk
I did thake some to the race but left them in our hotel Doh! Hope to hear from some of you.
Well, the Lord gave me a voice so I plan to use it!
Yes, I am still waiting for a meeting at Lingfield Park but, as you say the Ultrafest will probably clash with Hoth next year.
There are so many races on the calendar now (probably too many) it is hard to decide which ones to do.
Of course VLM is only one week before and Brighton a week before that.
Regarding Crawley, I would love to have you there so I would make sure I find you a good lap recorder if you decided to come. I managed to get 5 rooms at the Gatwick Travelodge last time for £9 a night for my helpers and a few of the runners so I am waiting for them to have another sale to get rooms for next year.
See you at Boston on Sunday.
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