100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
If I start training now, I might just manage it. Was thinking about doing the NDW 50 in august, so that might be a good training event for it, better get over to that thread and ask some questions ...
I only 'discovered' ultras recently and now I'm obsessed with completing one! The Thames Path 100 is the goal - but can't commit until I at least have done 50 in the late Summer/ Autumn.
Only started running a couple of years ago, and very, very slow.
Good luck with the training everyone. There is a song on the radio at the moment called 'slow down'. My favourite on the long runs!
I'm on Facebook if you're interested.... Martin Maudsley
I've entered this race it looks like a great first 100 miler. I am also doing the Toad Challenge as a training run - I did another XNRG event in April/May - the Pony Express - and can very highly recommend their events! Am entered for the Kent Challenge Hub in July as a 50 miler - anyone else doing this one?
I am wondering about lining up some pacers - do others plan to use pacers for the TP100?
I am doing thames path and planning to use my brother in law as a pacer for the last 30 miles if everything goes ok. I am also planning to do the toad in september, but have not signed up yet , as i am injured at the moment, but as soon as i am back running i will be signing up. Good luck with the training and hopefully see you there
Having just ran my first 50 miler last weekend the Cardiff Ultra and loved every minute of it I think its now time to consider running 100 miles. With this event being 9 months away that should be enough time to prepare for this one...............I hope
On a practical note to those in the know how important do you rate having a pacer at these types of distances ???? I have no idea
Thanks Wayne, yeah hope to see you at the Toads and hope your injury heals up soon, good luck with getting back into training
That's a good question Lou, and one that I've been wondering about ... I think it sounds really sensible - for moral support and practical help - in a race of that length, and from what I've read pacers can be really invaluable. So I have started trying to line a pacer or two up. I'd really love to do it for someone else sometime, I think it sounds like a nice long training run with no pressure
I've the West Highland Way in 18 days time. Will see if I can face any more if I complete this. Finally onto tapering now - phew.
Never used a pacer as such and often they're not allowed till about half way. They are then more of a pychological boost than a pacer and most welcome. The pacer is really needed in the first 20 miles to get than speed way down.
I've no idea how easy the route of the Thames 100 will - is it easy to follow? Coming from Scotland it would be a long way to do a recce.
Hiya Hillheader - yes it is pretty easy to follow, I live in London so run some of the southern sections of it quite regularly and have started to check out the race route. It's mostly a beautiful and varied trail and, as the race site says, no real navigation problems.
Yes I've heard pacers are more about psychological support, lying by telling you how great you look when you look shocking and as if you're about to expire, and talking you out of dropping out of the race I'm definitely going to use one for if can, I think it must be tough in the latter stages, especially with the lack of sleep and night time running in a 100 miler It sounds like a big leap from 50 mile races to 100 miles. Can't wait though!!
Hi runningbikechick- I too am doing the 50 mile challenge in July- my first 50 miler! Did my first 50K in Feb (London Ultra) so now stepping up! Hope to see you there
That's great Jenny I did the London Ultra too, it was my first ultra and responsible for my slowly getting hooked on them
Good luck with your training and hope to see you at the Kent Challenge
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