Thames Path 100

100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford

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14/08/2011 at 10:03
How did you do? 50 is a fantastic distance. The question is, when you got to the end how keen were you to turn around and do it all again?!
14/08/2011 at 13:40

Finished 19th in 25:48

That was BRUTAL

First 50 in 10.46

Second 50 in 15.02 through the night

Had no trouble turning round, but the 10 miles from Box Hill to St Marthas took me 4.15

A huge number of people bailed at 50

14/08/2011 at 14:12
Huge well done veggie. Puts my aching legs after a 14 and an 8 back to back this weekend into perspective! Sure you will have learned loads which will benefit you come march. Look forward to a few war stories in due course, but stick your feet up and be proud of what you have achieved!
14/08/2011 at 16:11
Brilliant veggie. You'll be able to give us some advice now!
14/08/2011 at 16:25
Still summoning up the courage to go for a 100!
Edited: 14/08/2011 at 16:27
14/08/2011 at 17:44
Come on Rich

Most of us here are going for this as our first too! You'll be in good company
14/08/2011 at 18:08
Come on rich! Enter quickly before veggies horror stories put you off for life. Also, 78% full now and I reckon a few from this weekend will sign up.
Ultra AJH    pirate
14/08/2011 at 18:10
I did 50 in 12 09.

I have to say having come one way I had no desire to go back

I think for me the Thames path is a better option for a first 100

Well done Veggieboy!!!!
14/08/2011 at 18:53
Reading back, I think a big well done goes to veggieboy and Ultra AJH for their efforts.

When you are ready, could we please have some race reports please?

How is everyone this weekend?

I am back running, both ankles keep swelling, so am being careful, but have a dilemma. I entered the Robin Hood Marathon in Sept, but then had a race pack arrive for the Wolverhampton Marathon the week before, which I had deferred from last year and forgotten about. I'm still up for having a crack at RH, but don't know whether to leave Wolvo and have another week's rest for the ankle. The thing I don't know about is that I cannot find a time limit for Wolves, as if there is something like a 6hr limit then I'd take it slowly and just grind it out. I know RH is 5:45 so want my efforts for that really.

Then I have GNR

What's the opinion on Wolvo - does anyone have any suggestions?
14/08/2011 at 19:32
Can't you opt for the half at RH? I've done two in two weeks before (snowdon and abingdon), but if you've got a bit of an injury then I'd personally be cautious. Purely as I'd be wanting to keep the next 28 weeks as injury free as I can! I'm going to be cautious myself as I know my right knee can be troublesome. IL be taking a few rest days whenever really needed.

UltraAJH, I didn't mean to leave you out of the congratulations!! well done on ur 50, incidently why do you think the Thames would be the better hundred?
14/08/2011 at 19:38
Mr F - that's the plan if I don't think I can make the time limit. I could actually opt for the half at Wolves though - I hadn't thought of that..... Thank you!
Ultra AJH    pirate
14/08/2011 at 20:10
Because the NDW is bloody hilly!
14/08/2011 at 20:12
too right buddy
Ultra AJH    pirate
15/08/2011 at 14:11
This is a report in my blog /forum/smilies/smile_smiley.gif
Ultra AJH    pirate
15/08/2011 at 14:11
Oh it does work even if it looks a bit off.
15/08/2011 at 17:01
AJH, nice blog! Interesting reading. Well done again. How are the legs today?
Ultra AJH    pirate
15/08/2011 at 17:16
Quads a bit sore from all the steps but I managed a 30 minute recovery run this morning
15/08/2011 at 17:35
Good going! Our of interest, did you use any pain relief during your race?
Ultra AJH    pirate
15/08/2011 at 17:38
I took a couple of ibuprofen at about 20 miles. I know its a bit naughty but it is a bit of a habit....
15/08/2011 at 18:02
It's a bit if a debate! I uses some in my last 40 and I think it helped tale the edge off the discomfort. People have differing opinions I think, I think.IL end up having.some in the hundred. As long as your eating well, drinking enough and not going overboard I'm sure its too harmful?!
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