ah yes how did it go? wht was the time limit?
thats a good time , cold saps energy fast i find
I felt good enough at the end to run some more which was what I was aiming for so although it took longer than last year the distance feels better, so I'm happy with it, Rome next for me how about you?
aim to do this - never done an ultra before, but have cycled the south downs way in 9 hours so expect it will be similar from endurance perspective. Was going to map the route out on my garmin and use that along with any maps provided. what is the going like as i'm not sure whether to wear my road or trail shoes.
George - I think I read something on a thread from earlier years which suggested that road shoes should be fine for this.
About time that this thread got a "bump" - less than 3 weeks to go!
I ran it last year in road shoes and was absolutely fine.
The navigation was a worry beforehand but I studied the maps the night before, so they were fresh in my mind, and made my own notes about points where I thought I might go wrong. I didn't have to refer to the directions very often as I could usually see at least one runner ahead of me who had usually figured out the right way before I caught up to them! One of the lovely things about a race like this is that runners help each other to get the directions right - it's in everyone's interests not to go wrong!
And whilst the climbs in the first part of this race are significant, they are worth it for the views, and the relatively easy second half.
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