Lakeland 50/100

Anyone doing either of these?

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WiB
08/11/2012 at 16:27

Ah I forgot they are running it in the evening this time... Fair point on the GPS then.

Sorry I am not particualry good at it myself, I just use mine to measure miles really and can only put stuff on it from Garmin Connect!

There is a Facebook page if you have Facebook where people can probably help you out or may have the route already in Connect that they can send you a link for.

WiB
08/11/2012 at 17:38

Nope. I'm not on Facebook and have no wish to be.

10/11/2012 at 15:11

I'm doing the Grizedale Trail Marathon and was asking the organisers about booking  the Lakeland 100 for 2014, apparently it books up instantly almost a year in advance.

WiB
15/07/2013 at 15:04

Everyone ready?... are your sure? Don't want to sneak another 30 in this weekend just to make certain? Go on

WiB
15/07/2013 at 16:05

I plan to sit on my backside that weekend, and watch the rest of you suffer!

15/07/2013 at 16:14

Last longish one today, hoping this heat will subside just for 48 hours on the big day!

WiB
15/07/2013 at 16:41

Suffering is optional Ben.

WiB
15/07/2013 at 17:15

No, I understand that it is compulsorily in this event!

15/07/2013 at 17:31

I've decided on "better under trained than over-strained" so I didn't run the Croydon Ultra on 7th - just ran the first 15 miles of it after manning an aid station for several hours. Ankle is improving but still not 100%, although it coped quite well with the big recce weekend. Admit I'm hoping for slightly cooler weather in the Lakes on 27th-28th than we've had in London recently...

WiB
16/07/2013 at 08:29

Let's hope its really hot! Plenty of streams on route, not to forget it finishes right near a river and a lake!

WiB
16/07/2013 at 13:04

WiB shouldn't you change your name to HiB? (I'm hoping the heat continues too.)

WiB
16/07/2013 at 13:13

Could do!

In for the 50 or 100 BR? Had a good year so far?

WiB
16/07/2013 at 13:27

British Rail, HiB?  I'm in for the 100. Year's been great so far, more running than talking so back in PB territory.

16/07/2013 at 13:29

Debra, you'll probably be better off slightly undertrained for something this big. As long as you have the base fitness you'll be fine for a comfortable get-round.

WiB
16/07/2013 at 13:31

All this talk of changing letters had me confused!

Good news about the year so far, best of luck with the 100!

WiB
16/07/2013 at 17:56

An ultra runner in the internet age is either inside the goldfish bowl looking out, or outside the goldfish bowl looking in. 

For this event, I am outside the goldfish bowl looking in this year. 

I will see your triumphs and tragedies unfold, from a position of complete physical comfort, but I will still fundamentaly envy you all!

18/07/2013 at 21:55

I haven't been on these forums for ages having lost a bit of interest in running after the mud fest that was the Thames path 100.  Now looking forward to the lakeland 50 after a weekend of running in the lakes with the mrs a couple of weeks ago.  Thoroughly under trained but going to go off far too fast and then suffer.  Could be interesting.

19/07/2013 at 13:07
Ben Davies 15 wrote (see)

An ultra runner in the internet age is either inside the goldfish bowl looking out, or outside the goldfish bowl looking in. 

For this event, I am outside the goldfish bowl looking in this year. 

I will see your triumphs and tragedies unfold, from a position of complete physical comfort, but I will still fundamentaly envy you all!

I hope you enjoy the show, Ben. You'll get to go to bed twice while we're still out there.

19/07/2013 at 21:37
I hope you enjoy the show, Ben. You'll get to go to bed twice while we're still out there.

 

The timescale of these events can sometimes seem worse to an external observer!

The external observer goes about his daily business and sees the timescale in all its majesty, while the runners loose their sense of time.

I have only ever wept after finishing two events.

One was Comrades, and the other was the Lakeland 100!

Edited: 19/07/2013 at 21:46
22/07/2013 at 13:42
WiB wrote (see)

Let's hope its really hot! Plenty of streams on route, not to forget it finishes right near a river and a lake!

 

I trotted the L50 route from Pooley Bridge to Trout Beck a week ago and it was sweltering - I really hope it is cooler by Saturday.

 

I hope everyone's preparations have gone well.  Mine haven't but at least all of my limbs just about work, which is more than I could say a few weeks ago.

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