The Druid Challenge Ridgeway Ultra 2012

84 Miles, 3 Day, Multistage Ultra November 9th -11th

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04/11/2012 at 19:41
Haha Lou that's classic.

I'll be wearing skins leggings - though I have to say I am thinking of treating myself to a pair of 2XU ones before the race. Any advice either way? I've had the skins since early '09 so maybe it's time for a new pair?!

Other than leggings, green buff and salomon pack...depending on the chill levels, it could be a few layers on the upper body! Salomon shoes. That's pretty descriptive, so come and say hi!!

Ito like your thinking BBH - I'm going to need a big bag for layers of clothes in the evening.
04/11/2012 at 19:54

james i got my 2XUs about october last year and wore them all through winter and find them brilliant. they seem to keep chill winds off my thighs and stop me getting bum cramp in the cold lol....then i switched to 2XU shorts in april and wore those all over summer-DEF worth the money in my opinion.

do you like my made up ultra oath? cool innit?

james i know what you look like im sure i will find you somewhere, everyone else will have to stand in a huddle with a RW sign!

04/11/2012 at 21:11

Like the oath, but not sure I can be sworn in due to the going below 12m/m clause!

2XU leggings, blue Gore jacket and red Osprey pack.

Will probably be spending pre-race time going to the toilet a lot!

Yesterday was perfect on the Ridgweay,  Today was not.  Looking forward to it though.

05/11/2012 at 07:34

Richard its ok, you will not be ousted from the sect if you go to 10m/m or 11m/m....i was just airing on side of caution with 12

05/11/2012 at 11:35

cheers lou - 2xu leggings ordered!!  so i'll be in them (as long as they fit!) on Friday morning.

05/11/2012 at 13:59

I've been following the thread and just dropping in to say Hello. Really looking forward to this and planning running the 3 days, if the ITB's hold up. The legs are just about recovered after the Snowdonia Marathon. I'll be on the one in the pink mankini

05/11/2012 at 15:37

Not sure what I will be wearing yet,but this is me!

 

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/322517/gallery/536533_453772364663869_2076709615_n.jpg?width=350

 

Edited: 05/11/2012 at 15:40
05/11/2012 at 15:45

Stefkirl - welcome and I will look forward to seeing the mankini!

05/11/2012 at 16:13
James Eacott wrote (see)

cheers lou - 2xu leggings ordered!!  so i'll be in them (as long as they fit!) on Friday morning.

oh james, i forgot tell  you to order 2 sizes bigger than norm-looks like you will be wearing 'capri' 2XUs

05/11/2012 at 16:14

kidding james.......

05/11/2012 at 17:33

Yup, got the email. Is it me or does my huge sports bag not look big enough any more? Checking the weather forecast every day to get an idea how much of the kitchen sink to pack.

05/11/2012 at 17:34

please ignore last post... I have no idea where it came from

 

05/11/2012 at 21:44
Lou you got me worried!! I just used their size chart, I don't actually need 2 sizes bigger do I?! Lol. Looks like it's warming up slightly but going to be generally grey and typically British!
06/11/2012 at 15:53

weather forecast seems to be getting worse!!  Looks ok for sunday though

06/11/2012 at 20:36

james, i used their size chart too..on weight etc? so i have toddlers size

ah i can cope with grey, drizzly, British

06/11/2012 at 20:59

Just thought I'd join in and say hello. Ran this in 2009, and had a few friends joining me for different days but going "solo" this year!

Looking forward to seeing the pink mankini!

06/11/2012 at 22:03

Is it a 2XU compression mankini??

pen-y-jen - can you remember what the food was like?  It seems a bit vague as to what is available. 

06/11/2012 at 23:26
Just a bit worried... Out of nowhere I am getting pain in my right knee when I place it under load i.e walk up/down stairs or squat. Went for a test run of 3 miles which hurt at first but faded a mile in. Too late for any physio now.... Gonna zip up my man suit and go for it on Friday. Just hope I have knees left to get up and do it again on Sat and Sunday. Not the best start for my first ultra.
07/11/2012 at 08:54

You're not alone Julian.  My right ITB keeps throbbing and my hamstring is twanging, but I'm sure we'll hobble through!

07/11/2012 at 10:48

The low down on the food...

Breakfast: cereal, bananas and toast (This wasn't enough for me so I'm bringing malt loaf this year to supplement it).

Checkpoints: Brilliant! Energy gels, haribo. mincepies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, nuts etc

Dinner: Pasta and sauce and pudding. A few of us went for an afternoon "snack" at the chippy in Wantage on day 2 to keep us going until dinner at 6pm.

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