The Grim Reaper 2013

40/70/100 mile options - organised by Fat Feet

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29/10/2012 at 14:54

Just wondering whether anybody else had already signed up for one these or am I the only eager beaver ?

31/10/2012 at 14:30
Thinking of doing the 70
Dustboy    pirate
22/11/2012 at 12:45

Just been poking around the site, quite fancy the 40.

22/11/2012 at 13:32

Ooo, two maybes  
Started to think I may have the course all to myself lol!

Dustboy    pirate
22/11/2012 at 14:44

I quite like the loop idea, you can restock fuel every ten miles instead of carrying it all.

22/11/2012 at 14:59

Yep,  one of the reasons I decided on this one - my OH is certainly quite pleased. Also means no chance of getting lost when tired & brain on standby (well, in theory anyway, lol). Although I do think that doing loop after loop is going to be a quite challenge on different level....

Dustboy    pirate
22/11/2012 at 23:59

Okapi, what distance you on for?

A ten mile loop is quite a long way.

I hope you can get cheeseburgers!

Guy I know pointed me to the website. Will get a hotel and make it a bit of a holiday I hope. Will decide in a couple of days.

I reckon about 8 hours for 40 miles for me. That's enough I reckon, And they let you use an ipod. How long does an ipod battery last? (yes, serious question)

23/11/2012 at 07:31

no cheeseburgers, but they do provide stew around teatime

23/11/2012 at 09:36

Mmmmm.... stew

Dustboy, not sure how long an ipod battery lasts but I got myself a portable Duracell USB charger for my Garmin and recharged it that way whilst on the move - worked a treat & can highly recommend.

Signed up for the 100


23/11/2012 at 09:45
Hmmm never really considered this! I've done the thunder run 24 as a solo over an undulating off road 10k course though but really didn't like the time over distance format. What's the course like??
23/11/2012 at 09:55

I loved the TR24, but admittedly I only ever did it as part of a group. I did consider doing it solo next year instead of this one but I fancied the longer loops more (plus I think the winding section in the forest would have been a recipe for the disaster for me!)

From what I understand is that it's a slightly undulating course on a a variety of trails (limestone & fields I think). It will be nicely lit with glow sticks during the night and as it's set in the castle grounds, the course will be closed off to the public at night.

Fancy it, Mr F?

23/11/2012 at 10:07

I could be in for 70 miles!   A step up from the 50 miles I did in Aug!

23/11/2012 at 14:05
Yeah okapi, next comes the step of getting the weekend off work!
25/11/2012 at 01:36
Can someone delete this thread please, if it's still here by pay day i'm going to end up signing up for it!
Dustboy    pirate
28/11/2012 at 00:06

So, is forty miles a nice day out? Hmmm

30/11/2012 at 03:03

I'm in again for the 70....Will be my 3rd Grimsthorpe ultra. 

If dry, the terrain is a bit easier than Thunder Run, (did it solo this year) but if wet like this year, it's a bit swampy in places. 

But always good no matter what the weather. My fave race of all time. 

The 10 mile loops don't get boring for me, & it's nice running at night. The lake looks amazing if there's a full moon to shine on it, & the castle all lit up at night is emotional!! 


30/11/2012 at 09:55

@John - phew, for a second I thought I'd broken some kind of RW rule (still new to all this!).
@MrF - any luck with taking time off work?
@Dustboy -  most definitely !!
@ Pyjama Girl - that's excellent to read, really reassured about having made the right choice and I just can't wait now. I just have to get a bit quicker I think & learn not to dawdle so much at CPs or I'll struggle with the 26hr cut off lol.

Roll on 2013

30/11/2012 at 13:03

The 100 is a tough time limit! I really want to enter, but I wouldn;t get the time....You can def make up time by not spending too long at checkoints....I didn't stop there at all this year....Just checked in & shot back out....Though I did have some stew..... (ate standing up!) I had a sit down last year, & faffed about a bit when I got back to the checkpoint.....So you can save time keeping moving. Only ended up an hour quicker, but the conditions were harder this year, & people were generally much slower.....

30/11/2012 at 13:27
Quick question.... Their website mentions 2nd and 3rd July and 2nd and 3rd august! Before I get rejected for my annual leave which one is it?!
30/11/2012 at 16:38
Hmmm peculiar. I'm booked in for 2nd August . Fingers xed Mr F
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