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05/09/2012 at 16:12

Just entered for the Dunstable Downs 20 mile Challenge run this Sunday. Intending it as a training run towards Beachy Head, not as a race, but it will be nice to see some different scenery, and pop into Whipsnade Zoo for a little while, afterwards. Was tempted to enter the 26-mile run and extend to 30, of course...

05/09/2012 at 17:41
WiB wrote (see)

Thats because you have! ... there is still no date on the site. You will get plenty of notice I am sure Lou 

i know i KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!
......and my smileys keep going wrong.....

05/09/2012 at 19:09
Apologies if I came across a little short, was typing on the tiniest keyboard ever. Agreed Martin and Sue have what is pretty much the best outdoors shop in the uk both in terms of stock carried, service given and advice available, I've ordered from them many times and will no doubt do again in the future. Likewise the race itself for me has so much right with it, brilliant service, great people and a brilliant goody bag. The ONLY thing I don't like about the race is the route, it bored the arse off me.
The MCN guys have all the above in terms of service but the route is brilliant, everything from forestry track to single track to sheep tracks
05/09/2012 at 20:00

i cant type on touchphones but am very fast on keyboards....just dont get me started on where Lancashire, Leicestershire and Licolnshire are......

05/09/2012 at 20:06
That's easy, they're north
05/09/2012 at 20:08
Lirish wrote (see)
That's easy, they're north

Don't you start!!!!

05/09/2012 at 21:06
What? They are aren't they?
05/09/2012 at 21:11

They are certainly north of where I am!

05/09/2012 at 21:40
Lirish wrote (see)
What? They are aren't they?

I refer my learned colleague to my post on the "Wannabe" thread from yesterday, reproduced below...



So, in the words of the late Max Bygraves, I wanna tell you a story....


I just had a nice chat with the lovely Lou.....

Who explained that she was a bit worried about going to Leicestershire, because she thought it was such a long way away until she Googled it...

Because she thought it was right up north....

Oh, but it gets better....

Because she then said that she'd obviously confused it with somewhere else that began with L - like Lincolnshire or Lancashire.... because isn't one of those far north and to the right, just under Northumberland????

No love, that's Durham, then Yorkshire..... Lancashire is up north and turn left...

Well, what about Lincolnshire?  No lass, that's about 5 miles from where i'm standing...

One small geography lesson and a lot of laughing later - Lou isn't so worried about coming to Leicester

05/09/2012 at 22:12
You're explaining that to an Irishman living in London, islington is north to me
05/09/2012 at 22:17

How do you make it round these ultras??

05/09/2012 at 22:53
My compass shows north too
05/09/2012 at 23:10
Lmao does your map say "here be dragons"?

I reckon we need a group run in the Peak District for all the southerners to brave heading past Watford (can I just point out I'm not a northerner either )
05/09/2012 at 23:14

And I AM a northerner (Mancunian) - I just happen to live in south east London / Kent!

05/09/2012 at 23:42
I feel very sorry for you Debra nah, seriously though, did you run before you moved? If so, do you miss it?
06/09/2012 at 07:41
Lirish wrote (see)
What? They are aren't they?


WiB wrote (see)

They are certainly north of where I am!

im afraid Rocker im with these 2 lads on this one!..they are oop Norf!! you say...anywhere North of Watford or MK is a foreign land.

although my geographical misdemeanours are causing you much mirth my fave directions so far have been at Northants ulrtra. the bit of paper had directions such as ....' turn left by the big clump of trees'.....' after the wooden gate turn right and up the hill'....'on the corner by the fish&chip shop'.....

06/09/2012 at 07:48
See, they're the best directions! No mucking around with grid references! If you can't spot a bloody great chip shop then you know you're in trouble!
06/09/2012 at 07:55 was quite hidden....

06/09/2012 at 08:26


Biting my tongue....

Honest I am....

Could you not smell it?!?!?!

06/09/2012 at 08:49

ultrarocker: I didn't run back then (except for running the mile at school and training on a 1.5 mile hilly circuit near home). We lived on the edge of greenbelt and when I go back to visit my parents I really appreciate instant access to hills and being able to quickly be running on lanes/tracks alongside fields .

What I REALLY miss is being just 90 mins from the Lake District. From Manchester, you can get up early, drive up, have an eight-hour walk and drive home, if a day is all you've got.

Although speaking of geographically challenged, I know where Cheshire, Lancashire etc. are, of course, but I still have problems remembering whereabouts Surrey is versus Sussex - I've just about got it sorted because Croydon is sort-of in Surrey and my club is in the Surrey running leagues - so Sussex must be the one further west... Checks a map... Nope, it's further south; the one to the west is Hampshire. Oh well...

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