Anyone doing either of these?
Conditions depending I think the winner will be in about 22 hours. Plenty of guys that are entered are capable of running sub 24, even on that course. Terry showed last year how fast it can be done.
Story telling... I think seeing me try and walk after the race will be enough to make anyone laugh!
Hi.. just over a week to go so i'd best start thinking about my drop bag. Ive never done an event like this before. Can anyone advise me what to put in the drop bag? Also does anyone know if i can put items in it when collecting halfway round?
What to put in? Some people do top ups on gels/food, new batteries for torch, new trainers, new kit... it's all really up to you. Yes you can stow stuff as well.
A drop bag is something you can use to safeguard against everything going a over t. It might contain:
Spare clothes (in case they get wet, or you pick the wrong ones)
Spare shoes (in case you pick the wrong ones)
Spare food (you don't have to carry it, so it can be the kind of treat that would otherwise be beyond your dreams)
Massage stick (if you have one)
Thanks for the replies but i found out that i wont be needing one as im doing the Lakeland50 which doesnt have a halfway drop bag/pick up point
Haven't been on here a while, good luck al thoses doing the either race.
(Adding this here as well as the SNOD thread)
Just in case no-one is reading the latest blog ("Essential things you need to know"), there is at least one thing to note that I wouldn't have necessarily considered before going to the event:
Photo ID is required for registration
Has there been a problem with people registering under a different name in the past?
done the 50 the last 2 years but the olympics has stopped me this year..............
hope you all have a brilliant race..........it is really well organised and tough...........the weather was hot last year and for the first race ever i found i couldn't eat or drink much till 3 am in the morning ..a shock as i usually treat these ultras as one long picnic.......
so take care in the weather and remember salt tablets or electrlyte drinks......
hope you all are successful
Ben - 15 Joss Naylor's turned up last year haha
Off for my last run before we set off on Friday... kind of like a last meal I guess.
Did I see you get equal second at the weekend!? Nice work....finishing dip or arm-in-arm (bless)?
Ah, you're right, I got Paul's mixed up.
I see he pulled out at Braithwaite despite going well (12th) for 7-8hrs. Hope the fella is ok.
Loula noticed she had pulled out and we have been awaiting news.
He was feeling really ill and had to pull out.
Oh That is a shame after all that training.
he will be ok im sure and at NDW in a few days time
Having finished the Lakeland 100, I can categorically tell you that it deserves its reputation for being a brutal event!
That race is pure evil. Lakeland runners are a separate species.
I showed my Lakeland 100 map book, to my auntie who went to school in Coniston. She told me that when she was 14, everybody in her school had to take part in a race up and down Coniston Old Man! Essentially the first stage of the Lakeland 100.
I ran The Wall (70 miles) in 14.55, but it took me 38.50 to run the Lakeland 100! That shale just destroys your feet. The local runners had to give me on the job training in terms of running over it!
It was an awesome event, with some fantastic people behind it. When I went into the school at the finish, and everybody clapped , I had to choke back tears!
FWIW Ben, I think I was only faster this year by virtue of being more able to cope with the terrain, second time around; it was only on the quarry descent that I bottled it. Compared with last year, I practically skipped along Gatescarth and Garburn
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