"100 miles is not that far" - Karl Meltzer. Liar liar, pants on fire.
Out on the South Downs this weekend... plenty of mud, wind and rain! Next time I will be wearing something with a bit more aggressive sole though.
Well if you cant find an aggressive sole, you could always put on a couple of feisty kippers to get you on your way
Great race, I'll be pacing a lady from my club whose doing her first 100miler for the final 50miles. It'll be tough for her to get in before the cutoff though but she's a determined old bugger so we'll be giving it our best shot.
Ha ha ha, Will do WiB
Anyone from the Oxfordshire area (or on route to or from) and interested in getting in some reccies in the new year? I'm busy in the first few weekends, but after that I plan to get at a few trips in. I'm not particularly fast though at the best of times and not yet distamce fit so will be aiming mainly to check out the route rather than fast over the distance.
I used the plan for last years race by Bryon Powell on Irunfar, it was a great plan, simple to follow and did the job. the furtheest i ran before was the Cardiff 50 but I did also do the Connemara 40 and half a dozen marathons, some at PB pace and some deliberatly slow as hell to get time on my feet.
I recommend going to see a chiropodist to get your feet baby soft at least 4 times before the race and at least a week before. I didn't get a single blister and got this tip from Fixing your feet, another great book.
For the record I finished in 24.08 and was gutted it wasn't under 24. I found the pacers I had invaluable, especially when navigating at night and keeping my spirits up. The food and aid stations are great and the whole event coudn't have been better (apart from not going sub 24)
Do lots of training with your packs and expect a really horrible ascent and decent at the end. Its a tiny path only about 8inches in width with massive thorns and nettles and will really slow you down just when you might want to speed up
Ogee..I'm a determined old bugger too and hopeing to just make the cut off time so will be looking out for you and the other old bugger.
It's a mud bath on the Downs at the moment so hopefully it will drain before June
Steyning Stinger marathon for me in March, 1st marathon of the year and probably a wake up call when I remember the pain!
Anyone starting recce runs soon? I live near the eastern end so may go and check out the run through alfriston, jevington and down to the sports track this weekend... anyone interested?
apart from the first 5 miles I have recced west to east until washington, still can't run at the moment though so thats my plans out the window for the moment
I'm going to recce the last 10 miles as I got a bit lost in the Jeavington section last year.
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