The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
A good run on the fells start in Glenridding - Glenridding Dodd-,- Heron Pike,-Sheffield Pike,- Nick Head, Hart Side-,Stybarrow Dodd-, Sticks Pass,- Raise, Whiteside,- Glenridding Valley - Glenridding
That will give you around 10.75 miles and about 3,650 ft of ascent, tis a nice little outing.
For road and given that you are doing SNOD Mara this year I reckon a run up KIrkstone Pass and return, with parts of it being 1 in 4 gradient it would give you a reasonable workout TBH it would almost Replicate the first few miles of SNOD mara from Nant Peris to the summit of The pass, but with the Bonus of the Kirkstone Inn at the summit rather than a youth hostel.
If the road is to busy there is bit of a trod at the foot of the hills to the right as you are going up.
Enjoy the Lakes whatever you choose.
So has a week of recovery and pause for thought led anyone on here to reconsider whether or not they'll do the UTLD100 or 50 next year? I still fancy a crack at doing the 50 at pace. Get my 100 kicks elsewhere I think.
I've barely ran since, but with healed blisters and recovering feet and legs I've had a few steady outings. I got a right sharp pain from inner right-knee collaterol ligament area on my first undulating outing on Saturday. No problems with day-in-out activities and no reoccurance on a very short run last night. I plan to continue the steady-as-i-go approach up until Sunday when I hope to do the Long Tour of Bradwell. Quite a challenging 31m course I hear, though I imagine nothing so tough as UTLD.
Yep I will be back fo my sub 30 Lakeland 100 next year, I will be concentrating most of my running in the Lakes next year, because as I said in an Earlier post I have neglected the Lakes in the last couple of years, and TBH this years lakeland 100 reminded me how much the Lakes has to offer compared to the Dales and moors.
I guess it must be the the masochist in me but I really enjoyed the brutality and challenge of the underfoot conditions, which I have (I now realise)missed, so yes I will be back for more.
Then when I am not runninig in the Lakes I will be running in Scotland as I will need to get away from the Madding crowd, besides there is a 300+ mile anytime challenge that is attracting me north of the border, which I reckon should be doable over 5 or 6 days.
Good luck with LTB, EUPH glad you are easing your way back to normal.
No LTB for met as we are heading for Cannich this weekend to play on the hills around Glen Affric,
im off up your way tomorrow fr for 3 days
euph..marc laithwaite has told me that to do the 100 id have to raise my game significantly so im not sure whether im at the park or the pictures right now!
Nah don`t put nuffink off I have known far to many people that had plans for the future but for various reasons they never pulled them off, and most were in the position to bring there plans forward but didn`t and a few have lived to regret there dithering.
THE FUTURE IS NOW
collie dave wrote (see)
im off up your way tomorrow fr for 3 days euph..marc laithwaite has told me that to do the 100 id have to raise my game significantly so im not sure whether im at the park or the pictures right now!
Really? TBH I don't agree, looking at your 50 time and immense time on feet for C2C I'm not so sure about that. I'm fairly sure that had I properly looked after my feet, been more prepared with pain killers and such, oh and been a bit luckier (my feet had started to crack even before this event so I half anticipated issues) I would have got around under 35 this year. I was moving in geological time - near 3 hrs from Tilberthwaite - by the last 10m of UTLD and still made it.
The roadbook was excellent so it was difficult to make mistakes when combined with map (which I hardly used) and common sense. At night I occasionally consulted my cheap GPS which basically just had a track line (no overlay maps) so I could tell I was in right general direction. kept me on right track a few times when people in front went in a direction I wasn't so sure of.
Have you written your report yet EUPH?
I also think Marc is mis judging CDs ability
Yes I'm interested on what Marc's based his assesment on? CD can do it.
Same here Euph - haven't run a step. Planned to get one in last Sunday but body was telling me 'not really' I'd had a cracking road 40m cycle outing with a fella on the Friday. But drained me for running on Sunday. Planning to be out tomorrow morning. I've also been working hard to put that half a stone back on!
Read the first installment Euph - keep it coming.
FR - Getting there FR, so far just got up to Buttermere. Struggluing to find time and get back to the inspiring memories of the day so far.
SZ - Nick is making us look lazy, he's run anbother marathon already. 40m cycling is a good outing in my book, but your probably a more proficient cyclist than myself. Weigh in this morning saw me on pound less than end of event, time to throw out th scales I think Looking forward to your final victory at the hands of the SHADOW!
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Nah don`t put nuffink off I have known far to many people that had plans for the future but for various reasons they never pulled them off, and most were in the position to bring there plans forward but didn`t and a few have lived to regret there dithering. THE FUTURE IS NOW
Agreed good sir!!, my only future plans are the ones I can't achieve today and have to build towards. I don't throw any delay I deem uneccesary in there.
seren nos - a kindred spirit!! You don't meet many. It was my full intention to do Where Ravens Dare, my evening shift at work, and then nip over to Abingdon for the marathon. Now a work commitment on the Sunday prevents me doing Abingdon which I'm gutted about. Did Caerphilly Summits the last three years - very enjoyable.
Fellrunner - I'm looking into new trail shoes like the NB875s you're talking about. Looks a good shoe but can't find it in stock anywhere. It hasn't got a Goretex lining, has it? Can't stand those. I notice the 876 has come out, so presumably 875 has gone.
Going to read some of these trilogies now - sad ends or not.
Gripping reports, BritNick and DE. The L100 sounds brutal. I can't imagine what it must be like to run through two nights, and have to meet two dawns. It would make sense to start the race at or just before dawn, but I suppose organisers don't want it to be too easy!
Yes, Housman 100 will be my first 100 and really looking forward to it. The area only about 2 hours' drive away so I hope to be able to recce what I expect to be the night section.
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