South Downs Way 50 thread

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21/01/2013 at 12:49

How do you fuel your way around this length of race? I occasionally have an energy gel or something on a Marathon. Do you stop and eat something halfway? Or eat anything more substantial during the race?

21/01/2013 at 12:52

Personally, I would stick to gels for the whole race. It depends how hard you are working really.

21/01/2013 at 13:06
Don't listen to WiB, he moves too fast for food anyway, he's fuelled mostly by sunlight and shot bloks.
Eat whatever you can keep down, test your nutrition on your long runs to see what works for you, personally I work on a shot blok/gel mix and then whatever takes my fancy at each aid station
21/01/2013 at 13:21

Haribo, mainly...

21/01/2013 at 13:56

No stopping for pasties half way round then? Shame.

21/01/2013 at 16:33

I carry (and consume) Kendal mint cake, fig rolls and malt loaf on my long runs. Really enjoyed savory stuff such as cheese wraps on NDW50 last year and I've started eating some sandwiches, pasties etc. on some of my long runs (e.g. sandwich on recent recce of the second half of Thames Trot 50). Should be a variety of edibles available along SDW50, at the aid stations.

21/01/2013 at 17:05

All of my favourite things. Thanks! 

22/01/2013 at 17:23

I'm in, I've entered. Gulp!

26/01/2013 at 22:22

I've entered this too.  Will (probably) be my first ultra. Up to 37M in training and looking forward to it!
Also entered NDW50 and NDW100.

26/01/2013 at 22:53
Pantman do you mean 37m per week of 37 mile runs? If its the latter you're already an ultra runner and you certainly don't need to go any further in your training runs
27/01/2013 at 22:25

Latter.  Yeah, probably won't do any further other than running my age (41) on my birthday next month.  Main goal is the NDW100 so the 50s will be building me up to that.

28/01/2013 at 09:55

The answer would have been the former had it been asked of me.  Ahh well, plenty of time to increase the distance ahead of April- starting with a planned run from Southease to Eastbourne on Saturday along the route...

28/01/2013 at 20:09
I think I'm a little way behind your curve...
05/02/2013 at 16:42

I've just entered this one.

Anyone know of any decent accomodation near the start?

05/02/2013 at 17:45


05/02/2013 at 18:13

I'm a diva.

05/02/2013 at 22:13
I live in worthing, don't think there really is any. Very close but you might find a b&b in Broadwater, and that's close to the start. Someone mentioned a Premier Inn but I don't even know where that is.
You could try Findon. It's a drive from the race start but only 5 minutes.
Otherwise you can get something on the seafront in Worthing, easy tofnd on theinternet angling from a guest house to a 4 star.
If you need any more local knowledge, I'll try and be more Elpinm next time.
05/02/2013 at 22:18
Apologies fr auto-correct. Lame Apple.
06/02/2013 at 10:26
Lirish wrote (see)
Pantman do you mean 37m per week of 37 mile runs? If its the latter you're already an ultra runner and you certainly don't need to go any further in your training runs

Lirish - Pantman is "rather good" btw when he gets his mojo together.  I suspect he will be in the top 5 and I won't be surprised if he wins it.....

06/02/2013 at 11:11

Cheers Snap. I'll look into it. Thanks for the help.

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