84 Miles, 3 Day, Multistage Ultra November 9th -11th
I could not see a thread for this years event even though there is only 2 months to go. This will be my first taste of any kind of ultra and would love to hear from others that are doing it or have done it. I understand that two masseurs each night so make sure you bring some cash to get patched up and put back together each night. Who's been doing what kind of training? Let's get a great thread going.
I've entered just the one day - so i'll be there at the start on Friday, but then unfortunately that's it! Really looking forward to it though, have run about half of the Ridgeway in total with some friends from another part of the forum - it's such a great varied route...
all i saw on that first post was 'masseurs' !!!! im in on the first day...but i can feign a lot of injury if it means a massage!!
Knowing our luck Lou you'd get the masseuse and i'd get the masseur!
Hills and mud are good preparation. Although no really big climbs there are enough long slow hauls are short steep slopes to be quite challenging.
Thanks Ultrarocker & Loulabell, I had to laugh at your replies Just for the record my Lord, I cannot be responsible for the gender of the people who provide the massages.
Bear B.Hind - hills I am ok with but mud may present a few issues being a multi-day event. Whats the best advice re shoes? I was going to take 2 pairs, thinking that when one gets wet, I wear the other while the pair dries out. Does this make sense? Or do I need 3 of everyhing? Being my first ultra I don't want to break the bank but I also don't want to buy stuff that I don't need. Cheers.
If you just look at the basic route descriptions it tells you the starts and finishes...
I would take at least 2 pairs of shoes. As you say you can let one pair dry out during day 2 (I take newspaper to stuff them with). As day 2 will end earlier you can unpack them and give them a further chance to air. I prefer taking 3 of everything, but that's just me. The sports complex we stay at on day 2 is quite airy and warm - so providing it does not pour down every day with a bit of luck you can get away with 2 changes of gear.
3 of everything??????????
We're only doing one day Lou - we don't need 3 of anything....
be lucky if i remember 1 of anything
You've never forgotten anything yet...
I think both arguments are fair. The best part of £100 just to run down a public footpath is very expensive, but if you were using the accom/meals and making a weekend of it then it becomes pretty good value.
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