So, what's next

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18/08/2012 at 19:06
Now I think it's obvious to all that those who've just finished the NDW are having terrible separation anxiety and can't just let the thread die so I thought I'd create a new thread so people could post what they're planning on next. So not a wish list but what you've either got booked or just about to book or apply for when it opens. So for me it's the Cotswolds Ultra next month for a leg stretch, I haven't run for the last month so it'll tell me how much fitness I've lost, then in October the Dusk 'til Dawn and La Frontera, November brings the Winter 100 and December the MCN 40 in the Brecons. Next year is a little fluid at the moment, I'll stick my name in for Western States with no real expectation of getting a place, Laverdo Ultra trail in June if I don't but I have a guaranteed UTMB place in August so that'll be my main focus. I'll probably do a bunch of 40s and 50s as training runs along the way. Year after will be the Tor des Geants, I missed out this year and my name hasn't crept to the top of the wait list thus far so that's still one on the back burner. So what are you planning?
18/08/2012 at 19:40

Croydon Park Run

18/08/2012 at 19:43

can i join Mr Lirish sir please????

18/08/2012 at 19:49

*gulp* i feel a bit better now Mr Lirish boss now that you have created a new home for us all after NDW

i have Abingdon marathon in October, then Druids in November...not got anything for December yet so if anyone has sugeestions im open to offers..january i want to do Country 2 capital45, february im entered in TT50 , march nothing yet, April im interested in the 2day cotswold way , May i might do Dukeries or northants, August i was going to offer to be at aid station for NDW50/100 BUT i know already im tempted to run it again

18/08/2012 at 19:54
Loulou I don't know where you live but if you're looking for a proper winter mountain race then the mightcontainnuts 40 at the beginning on December is tough to beat, starts in Talybont in the Brecons national park and it has a fantastic route.
I've don't the TT and the country to capital, nice races and all but nothing special in terms of terrain or difficulty
18/08/2012 at 19:59

i live in Oxfordshire..about as far away from mountains as you get

18/08/2012 at 20:02
You have trains and buses don't you?
18/08/2012 at 20:13

Providing i can sort my injury out i am fairly booked up, well in my head anyway.

Next is Snowdon Mara followed by the Winter 100 will pretty much finish this year off.

I'm in Thames path 100 again because i'm sure i can get nearer 20 hours there. I'm 40 next year so i really want to do something big so i'm hoping to get in Western States or UTMB if not i'll be entering GUCR as a back up. If i don't get any of those who knows?  All leading up to Badwater in 2014. Fingers crossed.

18/08/2012 at 20:38
Well, mine is similar to Lou's, but that's 'cos we've been doing some planning...
I have Ultra Trail Peak District next Sunday, Abingdon Marathon in October, Druids day 1 in November, Country to Capital in January, TT50 in Feb, then after that it's under discussion lol.
I wanted to do the local Hereward Ultra at the end of November, as it would only be 3 days after my 40th birthday, but it looks like its not being held this year, only the Relay, which is a bit disappointing
18/08/2012 at 20:52
Lirish wrote (see)
You have trains and buses don't you?

more chelsea tractors luv

18/08/2012 at 20:53

I plan to run an ultra in the near future without making a horlicks of it ... it has a name too... Caesars Camp. I am also considering a run around Streatley in November if anyone is about?

*Dill* - Will you be running with a crew or unsupported at GUCR if you do it? I beleive that is a name in that hat job too? may be worth putting your entry in anyway and can always turn it down if your favoured events come off. Just a thought, dont want you to miss out

Edited: 18/08/2012 at 20:56
18/08/2012 at 20:55

wheres Streatley? is that oop norf? sounds like Corrie or something

18/08/2012 at 20:57

Berkshire... nicely palced on the Thames Path and the Ridgeway.

18/08/2012 at 20:58

ohhhh i can find that okim brill wiv maps me...ahem

18/08/2012 at 21:01
I take it you're talking about the winter 100 WiB? If so myself and Dill are both in
18/08/2012 at 21:03

Thats the one Lirish. Will see how CC goes first, my main aim is Rocky Raccoon so wont do Winter100 if it will affect that. Also doing Country2Capital in Jan as a build up to Rocky Raccoon.

18/08/2012 at 21:04
Novembers out for me but if anyones up for a streatley recce in October I'd interested!
18/08/2012 at 21:29

Im thinking of doing the Brecon Ultra in Dec,   never run at night off road yet so would have to get some practice in.    Maybe Round Rotherham in October,


Next year possibly the whole of the Wales Series,

Edited: 18/08/2012 at 21:34
18/08/2012 at 21:41

WiB I would use a crew for GUCR and yes i was aware it was another lottery. So there is a real likelyhood i won't get any of them. I have considered The Thames Ring which would certainly put me in a good position for my Badwater entry.

I want to do Country 2 Capital so better get my entry in or that'll sell out. Rocky Racoon looks good though.

18/08/2012 at 22:06

After missing NDW due to injury, I'm hoping to get abck to some sort of form for the Winter100 in November....

So Purbeck and HH Beauty and the Beast maras in September, Clarendon and CC30/50 in October, should hopefully get me there.


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