So, what's next

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30/08/2012 at 17:35

at the risk of getting told off again....does anyone know roughly when NDW 2013 entries open...

30/08/2012 at 17:53

I would imagine they open at some point loulabell. Not sure when that point is. SDW enties open soon!!!

30/08/2012 at 18:18

same time then maybe...

30/08/2012 at 21:53

Lou, likewise I wish we'd been able to chat properly, but we should be able to rectify that at the Christmas Fatass!  Not sure about doing NDW again next year.  I really enjoyed it, but I also quite fancy doing The Wall and a couple of multi-day events.  

30/08/2012 at 22:01

Me again, Lou. I am still trying to get that link to Cakerunners working, with no joy - would you mind posting the full thing please, in case I am entering something wrong?  Have tried adding UK prefix with no luck.

30/08/2012 at 22:12

Hi Rosemary

If you just copy and paste exactly what Lou wrote into a Google search box it brings up the exact place to goto as the first search result


30/08/2012 at 22:17

I suppose I ought to post my what's next - even though I didn't actually run it!

Most pressingly it's helping out at Lakeland Trails this weekend, then meeting up with Lou for a nice run on the Ridgeway next weekend. After that it's Abingdon Marathon as part of the group, then Lou and I are doing the Druid's Day 1, Winter Tanners and Thames Trot...oh, and NDW - we'll fill in the rest of the blanks later!

Must admit Fellsman is tempting though... and I quite fancy trying to improve my time for a solo Yorkshire 3 Peaks... UTPD next year will be too close to NDW50 but i'll probably head up there and help out for the weekend instead...

30/08/2012 at 22:25

Sounds good dude!... Fellsman is a bit of a beast from what I understand but looks brilliant!

Was UTPD self navigating?

30/08/2012 at 22:40
Yes, I've heard Fellsman is VERY hard, so I may leave it til the following year... I have to remind myself that there are more races than there is time...or ability!
Yes, apart from about 6m at the start and a couple of miles at the end where we picked up signs from the other races it was all self nav'ed, with 20 checkpoints to hit.
31/08/2012 at 07:45

yes Rosemary, the christmas fatass(not mine i hope)...where are we planning on???

31/08/2012 at 08:22

Got the Ladybower 50 at the end of Sept,Dukeries dusk to dark in Oct,After that not sure,but next year looking at do some of the Hardmoors series [30,55],Have also thought of doing the Fellsman,Mighnt also go back to doing a couple of Triathlons,as i go up a age group,and want to do the Outlaw Ironman.


31/08/2012 at 11:43

Outlaw is a good one, daytekker, I can recommend it.

I've not got much planned so far. Just a couple of trail marathons then I'll start to plan for next year. Thames Trot in February, and possibly the SDW 100 if I think I'm up to it. Plus Dave wants to do a two day version of a BG round, so that would be good.

31/08/2012 at 11:49

Tiago - If you are thinking of a 100 then the SDW is a great one to do. The trail is one of my favourites. The 2 day BGR sounds like fun, the lakes are fantastic for running and the BGR route takes in some great parts of it. I have only have the pleasure of running the first 2 legs and some of the 3rd.

31/08/2012 at 11:54

Plus I am always looking for people to join me on recce runs of the SDW

31/08/2012 at 12:40

At last! I finally managed to get that link to work.  My PC at home has some damn pop-up blocker that prevents all sorts of things working, this must be one of them.

Lou, yes that's a very good question about where the Christmas FA will take place.  Maybe it is worth just like for a reasonably central trail event that's happening in December and us entering that?  Not an FA, I know, but might be the simplest solution.

31/08/2012 at 13:13

I'd be up for that, WiB, if you need some practice at going slow.

31/08/2012 at 13:27

Or we could take 10 gels each before we set off and light it up!... A steady recce sounds good to me. I know a lot of the course but will be going over it at least twice more in total before the race to confirm it in my mind.

31/08/2012 at 13:31

Cool. My nephew is going to uni in Brighton, so it's a good excuse to make a visit. It's all down that way, right?

31/08/2012 at 13:32

Yeah you could even detour to the Uni easily enough from the SDW without much extra running involved.

31/08/2012 at 15:29

Rosemary, i think us all entering a Dec event is probably easiest way yes.

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