100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Well done Lingster, great time .
I'm down as having gone through the 11m CP in 1hr 48, which is interesting as I wasnt even there - someone must have mis-read a number . I'll email them once its all over, if I'm still on there later.
Given the number of drops at 76m that must have been in horrific weather in the early hours of the morning.
Oh dear what a struggle that was! My feet are totally mashed and I am knackered.
Not going to lie i was hairs bredth from pulling out at 50 just could not see the point of running that extremely muddy course and then doing it again. I had been running with a guy called Dave for a while but moved off on my own because the negative thoughts had set in and i didn't want to ruin his race. Walked into the 48 mile checkpoint and said i was going to drop and the lovely lady said "no your not get back out there" so i did as she was having none of it.
The course was a mess the mud was unforgiving we must have slid around at least 30+ miles of it with no traction at all. Kinda glad the river was up or the second 50 to Oxford would have been horrid.
Nice to meet Alan at last (one of last years slammers) in fact we were all at check in Me, Andy, Alan and Ken. Missed photo opportunity me thinks. Lirish was on check in. I in fact watched him tell the guy in front that his kit wasn't adequate. Poor man was speechless funny all the same.
I have come to conclusion that whatever i do the first 20 miles are gunna hurt and i'm gunna have a bad patch around 18/20 miles you can set your watch by it. After that point felt very good energy wise pretty much right to the end. What didn't play ball was my body. Got what a thought was shin splints around 30 mile and that hurt for the whole of the rest of the race. Now i seem to have a swollen shin and a bruise right on the front. Hmm nothing sinister i hope. The main bug bear was my feet! Tried new cream today and i didn't work so i have got massive blisters on the soles of my feet again. From mile 80 to 102 i pretty much shuffled and limped in. 17 hrs 10 after 80 mile and finished in 23 hrs 10 massive fall from grace. So anyone who saw a man doing a really weird limpy run at the end that was me. I came as close to tears thru pain as i think i ever have.
Anyway fair play to James for getting it on and the guys going out for the last 20 as i rocked up at the finish you are all legends.
Lessons learnt today. Hagloffs make the greatest coats, Hokas have thier limitations especially in slippy mud, Body glide liquified powder does not stop feet maserating, You should never ever use sterilizing solution in all the water at every aid station it was disgusting almost to the point of vomiting, GU gels are fantastic,Pasta and tomato soup actually go together, The guy who was rude to my wife just because she asked about crew access is a twat, I will be buying some dry max socks and i really don't like laps or repetative routes.
Thanks to my crew/wife you are fantastic. Li if you ever need a crew or pacer give me a shout you must be fed up with serving me at centurion events i feel i owe you one.
I bailed at Wraisbury in exactly the same circumstances. I was about 1ft away from going in the river when I fell
That was an amaxing experience! My first 100 miler, (clocked 106 due to getting a little lost). Finished in 22hrs 18mins. The support in all of the checkpoints was brilliant, you are all awesome people. My pacers were immense and my wife/crew worked throughout the night with unbelievable support. The race was really well organised given the rerouting issues and it was amazing to finish. The cameraderie between all of runners was so cool. Well done to anyone who had the courage to toe the line and congrats to everyone who finished. My legs and feet are swollen up like a pregnant lady and I can't walk but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Congratulations to everybody in this event.
I can appreciate that it must have been a very stiff psychological test in those conditions.
Next weekend it is your turn to feel sorry for me when I do Viking Way, in what I hope will be better conditions.
well done all! I have been trying to follow it as closely as the results updates would allow. after last year, I thought it couldn't be as bad as that - the conditions got critical...but these poor organsiers seem to have had their work cut out yet again! Hats off to all who managed to finish.
Finishng last year holds so many memories for me - I felt quite envious in a strange kind of way!!
Ben, you finished just in front of me last year with another guy whose name began with a D. Dale?
I think you might find that particular gentleman on this page!
Congratulations to those who finished; commiserations to those messed up by the weather etc.
Well done everyone who finished and hard luck to those who didn't but i can understand why. I know what you mean veggie there were a couple of places where we had to go right next to the river and i was really worried about falling in.
Just lanced massive blister and shin feels like its been smashed with a hammer. So glad i've got the day off.
Good luck next weekend Ben that will be a massive achievment to get that under your belt. 147 miles is not to be sniffed at.
lol...was that you Dill, that fiished with Ben last year?
Yep, good luck for Viking Ben
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