Ladybower 50

a new one for 2012

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04/02/2012 at 22:09
The training run is cancelled. Sorry for those who were coming. The roads are mental. I was out there this afternoon on my bike when the snow started and it settled straight away.
17/02/2012 at 11:49

I really want to do my first ultra this year and was looking at this one or the High Peak 40?

I haven't ran anything longer than a marathon (have ran 10), does anyone have any advice for me. 

17/02/2012 at 12:03
Claire, Seems like we are in a similar position, although you have done more marathons than me!

I decided that this one would be better than the High Peak 40, as it will be flatter - although 10 miles longer! My view is that you are going to run that sort of distance, get the most bang for your buck!

Anyway, I have been researching training etc and the golden rule seems to be run lots of long runs (possibly back to back) and learn to walk at times. Most seem to think that a run to walk ratio of about 5:1, so training with this idea on long runs helps. Also, learn to eat along the way. My goal time is about 9 hours for 50 miles so even if not running you need to eat in that time, so again preparing for that in training is key.

I am doing the Stafford half at the end of March then will be concentrating all running efforts on this run. I find the whole thing a little daunting but hey, whats life about if its not doing mad things like this?

Rob
17/02/2012 at 12:20

Rob, thanks so much for your reply, that's really helpful.

I thought the same as you, this would be flatter than High Peak 40. 

I'm training for London at the moment but have done a couple of long runs of 16 plus, around the Goyt Valley and Ilam the last couple of runs.

I'm running Ashby 20 in March!

Right...I think I might enter?!    I just thought it would be good to do an event without having to book accommodation and do something fairly local.

Yes your right, the fuel thing is going to crucial for me as I'm not good at that at the best of times, will need to get one of those backpack things!!

Thanks

19/02/2012 at 09:33
No problem, Claire,

Good luck at London and hope to see you in September at Ladybower

R
01/03/2012 at 20:12
Hows the training going guys? I ran my first 20 miler for sometime, my next long one is going to be a 30 miler. Then a few 35's and then 40.

It all seems easy on paper but actually getting out there is something else
02/03/2012 at 20:31
Hi Peakrunning,my training going well,done 2 x 22 milers,1 x 25 miler and a 21 miler over the last 4 weekends. will be a short one this weekend [ recovery week ] ,Then hopfully will do a 28 or 30 miler next weekend.Plan is to build up to 40 miles by end of may,for my first ultra race,[ The Dukeries Ultra ].Then its steady build to get up to the 50.
26/03/2012 at 12:43
You guys are putting me to shame.

Steadily built up to a comfy 18 miles so far. My dog no longer gets excited when I put my running shoes on. He just pretends to be asleep
26/03/2012 at 13:34
  18 miles at the moment sounds good,have been up to 28 miles a few weeks ago,then got the dreaded shin splints [ left leg only ]  just started back this weekend and only did 10 miles.will be at least a week before i go much further.
26/03/2012 at 18:39
I've so far ran a 23 , I wanted to be abitfurther onwards but life got in the way. I'll try a marathon next month and.build from there
28/03/2012 at 12:50
Good afternoon,

What a great day. We have just been informed by our partners at Runners World that the 2012 Ladybower 50 has sold out.

Apologies for the lack of information over the past two months. I wanted to make sure everyone got the same info rather than drip feeding it as people registered.

So..... here we go. What a fantastic year we have ahead of us. A little info for you:

entrants - 50
average age - 41
average expected finish time - 11 hrs 40
Most requested foods - Malt loaf, mars bars, jam sandwiches on white
males - 32
females - 18

Please, please, please let me know if you want to see any specific food at the feed stops. I will do my best to make sure you are happy. With this in mind, please remember it is not an a la carte restaurant and fillet steak sits very heavy whilst running.

We plan to head out for our first recce run on the 5th May. This is a Saturday and we will be heading out at 9 am. 10 miles easy pace
The second run will be on the 19th May. 10 - 12 miles easy pace
The third will be 16th June. This will be an opportunity to do a single loop of the course. On all of these runs, please bring adequate food and drinks as well as a dog if you have one.

If you have any questions in the forthcoming months, please get in touch.


Thank you once again for registering for this event. we will have a great time on the day and on the months leading up to it.

Best wishes

Steve
18/06/2012 at 12:45

Who's doing this ?,and as anyone got any updates as to whats happening.looks like the web page hasn't been updated for a while.

18/06/2012 at 17:51
Guys the website will be updated as things happen. It is a bit slow at the moment as there isn't much to report.

The Facebook group is pretty active if you want to see how other people are getting on
20/06/2012 at 15:39
I think that I'm in for this one. Somebody said that I could have their place, but I've no confirmation from the organisers or replies to my emails.
22/06/2012 at 12:31

I really wanted to do this race too as I have just completed the Long Eaton 50m and wondered if anyone had dropped out and I could nab their place but I too have not had any reply to my email.  Only noticed on here that the race had been fully subscribed and would have assumed that that would be put on the website so that people knew.

So any ideas of any chances of getting someone else's place?

29/08/2012 at 16:35

Guys. we have 3 places available. email me on steve.t.king@hotmail.co.uk

If you haven't had a response, then the mail hasn't got through to me. sorry

Website just updated also with registration details etc.

01/10/2012 at 15:07

Just a quick note to say thanks for a great event - I really enjoyed it!
I must remember that the Peak District version of flat is different to the London version....


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