100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
I have the CTS South Devon ultra - only 35 but plenty hilly. Other than that it's solo training, very tedious but good mental training so I can be strong as an Ox!I was thinking about a back to back 20 miler in one day - ie 20 in the morning and then another as a night run setting off at midnight. Is this a good idea or rather would it be a benefit? I have run at night but not that late so I feel it would be a good mental exercise at least to see how it feels. I'm used to odd hours as I work shifts and nights so staying awake is not much of a problem.
I've run lots at night but like you JeremyG not very late except on New Years after a party running home in a skiing jacket, tshirt and jeans, 6 miles though boggy woods at 6 in the morning. I like the sound of your plan and may do the same. I think anything like that is definitely a good test and its not going to be any easier on the day.
I have run Oxford - Walton on Thames so have an idea of the course. Interesting what you say about 23:00-02:00 Lingster as I was feeling that would be a low time which is why I'm planning on a run at that time with an earlier run to make sure I'm tired.
Thames Trot done. Lots of rerouting and getting lost, plus wading through floods and muddy fields. 45 miles in 7 hours, very pleased with that. Think I'll be going a bit slower over 100 miles but promising! Out for a short recovery run tonight to see if my legs still work and then on with the training!
Ditto to all that! Now the TT50 is done (which i wasn't sure i'd complete cos of injury and missed training), looks like the TP100 could be back on for me. Will need a solid block of training from now until the race. Hope the course clears up a bit by then...
Superglue Boots! Well done on the TT50! Had a great day but the TP did look pretty flooded in a lot of places so fingers crossed for some warmer weather. Good luck with all the training.
Well done to you too. I wasn't quite as quick as that (maybe last year hehe) Fingers crossed for it all now, weather, course, training. Have you done the TP100 before?
This will be my first 100 miler and the furthest I will have run. Excited but feel pretty good about the training and looking forward to the race. Have you done it before?
I could see this event being significantly re routed, if the weather dosn't change for the better. I am sure that James Elson will want to keep the distance at 100 miles regardless of the circumstances.
Well done you Thames 50 people. Hopefully those water levels will drop significantly in the next 6 weeks!
Anyway, not been on this thread much this year, but thought I would just pop in and give a heads-up re. anyone planning to travel in to Richmond from the Oxford direction by train on the Saturday morning. Leave yourself extra journey time as there are engineering works going on and they are re-routing the trains from Reading to Hounslow, then it is a bus transfer to Richmond.
Last year I was able to get in for 8.16am, this year they are saying 8.47am arrival, which is cutting it a bit fine as far as I am concerned! The alternative is going directly into Paddington then a complicated series of underground changes, which as an outsider I aint prepared to risk as I have no clue about the London Underground and am likely to get lost !
So if anyone wants to share a taxi from Hounslow I will be up for that . I'll be wearing bright red gore tex jacket - just shout TP at me !
I might email James at some point and let him know there could be a sudden late influx of people registering around 9am, as i'm sure he does not realise these engineering works are even on.
It's my first time at the TP100 too Monkeybrain. It's my second attempt at 100m tho, as i had to drop at 93 on the UTSW last year. So i want to tick the box this year!!
I'm gonna do all i can to finish!
I thought i held the RW record for dropping in a 100 at 87 mile but you certainly pipped me there Superglue!
I ran this last year and had a torrid time with the most painful blisters ever. Every step was like walking on broken glass. That combined with the worst weather i have ever run in made it interesting. Only beat the cut off by a few minutes. Finished though (just!).
Defo going for a better time this time. Sub 23 is where i'm aiming but will be prepared to hold back if need be. Don't want to ruin my GUCR attempt.
Moonlight challenge and Steyning stinger and i'll be ready. Anyone else running these?
Enjoy Moonlight challenge
I did it last year when we had a blizzard. They stopped the race in the end but those of us who had already got out on the last lap were allowed to finish. It is a nice little race. The ground if frozen is really tough on feet and ankles
Get there early as there is not a lot of parking
And it is a real pain having to run last that pub 5 times
Dill, there was a group of 4 of us (2x 100'ers and 2x 60'ers), and we got stuck on the cliffs just past perranporth and before getting to the fistral CP, just when the bad weather hit. The winds were so strong we couldn't stand up straight, we were lost, couldn't even see the cliff edges in the pitch black (and i know from doing that section in the light that there's some pretty steep drops there). So we had to head inland and get picked up. I was gutted cos i could have walked in if it wasn't so dangerous. That was at about 30hrs.
Not in hurry to rush back there. So thought i'd try and tick the 100 box by doing the TP100.
Sorry to hear that mr f, that's a tough call, i was (and prob still am) close to that point, but as i got round the TT50 ok, i'm gonna continue with the training as hard as i can and keep my fingers crossed.
Just checking in, and wishing everyone luck with their training - especially with the wet and cold long runs. I did the SDW100 last year and loved it in a sadomasochistic kind of way. Looking forward to this - much flatter so hopefully sub 24 this time. This rain has got to in the next few weeks, or I will start to worry about the runability of the the toepaths.
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