Piece of String Ultra

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08/05/2012 at 23:36
08/05/2012 at 23:44
Saw it on fb last night, already entered for the winter 100 running in conjunction with it though.
seren nos    pirate
09/05/2012 at 08:25

saw it...........looks a bit of a laugh.but as I am normally near the back of the pack in ultras i thought i had better not bother

09/05/2012 at 08:32


09/05/2012 at 11:42

Sounds interesting, but I have yet to do my first 50-miler and I have no appropriate pics (unless the "sodden in Greater Manchester Marathon" pics count) so...

09/05/2012 at 16:13
Interesting, mad.....and tempted!
09/05/2012 at 20:00
Going to see how the sdw100 goes but very tempted
10/05/2012 at 21:49

This event will be the ultimate test of who is up for the biggest challenges in the U.K. 

The people who sign up for this event, will be those who in running terms, will cross the street for a fight.   

10/05/2012 at 22:03

So you're joining us then Ben

10/05/2012 at 22:08

Only 15 places, I recon there'll be a fair amount of competition to get in.

I have some good pics of me in pain, however this is probably a bit A-level for me right now.

Does sound like good (if not somewhat masochistic) fun though. Maybe next year! 

Edited: 10/05/2012 at 22:13
10/05/2012 at 22:36
Well I think that's a it overstated, after all I'm in
11/05/2012 at 09:20

There, now I am coming under peer pressure!

11/05/2012 at 09:25

I have followed up my 'Hmm....' with an email.......could be fun

11/05/2012 at 21:58

I'd like to do it, but I'm in the Florence marathon that weekend. Will have to work on the picture for next year.

18/05/2012 at 08:43

i had a look at it, but the longest ultra ive run is 50 miles, ive got a feeling it must be more than this? As in much more - aiming to do my first 100 next year so would be worried about pushing myself too far too soon.  I guess no one has any ideas about the distance?

Edited: 18/05/2012 at 08:44
seren nos    pirate
18/05/2012 at 08:51

katiecom.snap.have down several in the 40's and 50's but i am slow so would not be picked for a proper challenge


18/05/2012 at 10:15

I would strongly advise people not to enter this event unless they are ready and able to take on a 100 mile event. 

While I don't have any more idea of the distance than anybody else, I know that the organisers are 100 mile specialists. 

18/05/2012 at 10:15
Katie I have no real idea but I'd be surprised if it was less than a hundred, I think the mental challenge of breaking through that and having to go on would be very tough. Having said that the James' have said that they'd have a choice of five distances and one would be chosen at random before the race, so I can't see them all being over 100. For me if I get in I'll assume it's a hundred plus and adjust my thinking as I go along
18/05/2012 at 10:29

Lirish - I think I would set off as fast as possible, take loads of gels and hope Need to get the begging email written once I have managed to put myself in enough discomfort to have a qualifying picture!

Ironholgs    pirate
13/06/2012 at 12:56

Regarding the distance, in the bumpf on the web page is this:

"Are you going to give us a ball park distance at least?

Well the clue is in the entry fee. We don’t want you to feel short changed if it’s only 10k. Nor do we want you to get upset with us if you need to take the next week off work."

As the entry fee is £1.37, myabe the distance might be 137 miles or Kms ?

Just a random thought.

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