The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
collie dave wrote (see)
Belting weather for 4 Lakeland passes fr. Must have made navving a doddle
Yep a cracking day the views were superb I even took photographs, no nav required you just need to keep turning right at the correct point, see you there next year?
See your point Wib I have also registered for couple of 100 milers and am looking at what else may take my fancy but I reckon it will be predominately Hill and Fell rather than trail or road.
What a cracking route, organisers and weather at the 4LP Having seen mountain forecasts late week I thought it would be a great route, but murk obscurring views. So I was pleased as punch with the sunny clear day I woke up to.
Bit of a jolly really, took it fairly easy following full english in Honister YHA we setoff about 9.30 (probably why I missed you FR, only two were still there when we left and they raced passed early doors). Just did an easy walk/run pace, took pics, grazed at CP and enjoyed the challenge of the passes - two of which I'd not climbed before. Really nice and ideal L50/100 training - as I think somebody alluded earlier - as it was like having a few of the hilliest parts of L50/100 back-to-back without the gimme, flat, sections.
Only downside was trying to jump onto a wet wooden bridge sideways and doing the splits, one leg on bridge, other scraped down side giving me nice grazes and bruises. Upside I didn't "fall in" the beck, was 50/50 for a moment.
Yep that`s how we misssed one another I was away for 9 and in the car and on my way home @ around 2 cracking day though really suprised when I got back home that there had been a real heavy shower for about an hour.
Glad to came to no real harm EUPH just be glad it was not a wet slipperry log you did the splits over, but no doubt yo gave a few folk a laugh.
I got attacked by that white fell pony at the bottom of the last pass damed thing tried to take a bite out of me.
Good luck with RR i am not doing again unless they put it back into December shame really cause it is a good event.
Fellrunner wrote (see)
Glad to came to no real harm EUPH just be glad it was not a wet slipperry log you did the splits over, but no doubt yo gave a few folk a laugh. I got attacked by that white fell pony at the bottom of the last pass damed thing tried to take a bite out of me.
Yep, thankfully at least 4 people round to amuse with my fall from grace
That Pony was vicious, did the same to a girl just in front of me. Needs a muzzle
Drunken Euphoria on tour wrote (see)
Fellrunner wrote (see) Glad to came to no real harm EUPH just be glad it was not a wet slipperry log you did the splits over, but no doubt yo gave a few folk a laugh. I got attacked by that white fell pony at the bottom of the last pass damed thing tried to take a bite out of me. Yep, thankfully at least 4 people round to amuse with my fall from grace That Pony was vicious, did the same to a girl just in front of me. Needs a muzzle
job for charlie to sort out
Sounds like a plan CD tis a nasty bit of work but my guess is that it probably get`s a bit wound up by folk that can`t just leave it alone
Just for a change we got a few miles in on the Dee Coastal path today from Chester towards Prestatyn and return interesting to do at least once IMO, it is suprisingly well used which is great when a lot of money and time has been poured into it.
Only hill to bee seen was in the distance
How did RR and Caesars camp go folks?
Hi FR, RR went well for most part. Nice day, but some early industrialised bit and an increasingly sore knee had me a bit down. Popped an ibuprofen and ginger biscuit an hour later and pain went for a while from halfway. Convinced the ginger biscuit helped more than the drugs!
From then I picked up and ran through plenty of the field. Mud was hard work in places, but generally recent rains probably softened the ground nicely overall, especially in the field sections from 30-35m. The second half lansdscapes are worth surviving some of the drearier bits of first half. Great organisers and great support all round (I think the relay helps a lot with this), one of the better supported ultra's in UK. Also quite a large field so plenty of familiar faces to share this one with.
Around in 9:28, which I'm pretty happy with as think I'm past my best this year and 10 was looking unlikely at halfway.
Hey EUPH 68th place out of a field of 262 for a past there best runner for this year runner sonds pretty good to me.
Well done is is order I reckon
Nice one DE... Well done
FR - The beetroot juice seemed to work ok for me at Caesars Camp 50
WiB wrote (see)
Nice one DE... Well done FR - The beetroot juice seemed to work ok for me at Caesars Camp 50
Brilliant WIB any chance of a few more Details of your caesars camp experience?
as I have a suspicion all went well
Good to hear Ginger is workingI have long said a good quality Ginger cake should
should be on offer at checkpoints
100 or 50 WiB?
But whatever bloody well done mate you are a testimony to commitment, hard graft, and Beetroot Juice
Tis a good feeling winning isn`t it happened to me once ( first in age catergory) now training for a bit of future pot hunting in two years time
Sounds like a suitable alternative CD
Fantastic stuff WiB, awesome time! on what is a much hillier course than RR by the sound of it too.
Btw, love the website, especially.... Cheating sticks or other aids of that ilk are no longer allowed. Running should be done on two legs and if those fail you go home. Alternatively, strap a pair of inov8's to your hands to crawl the damn thing, if only just for my amusement (because I too am of the sadist breed that refuses to use sticks, even when it would probably help me finish events like TDS/UTMB that give my legs a beating)
Cheers DE. The website is quite amusing, he is no different in person either! Very amusing.
There are Alternatives CD http://www.drinkhollows.com/avp.php
Great post event to speed up the reduction of inflamation
WIB for all I know you may have used one of these:-
to get you through the low patch if not then I can recomend them as an option,
So you will you be using your Caesars camp free entry next year to set a new Benchmark record for the 100 then ?
Yes I have some races that I would like to re-visit and have a pop at the age related places Three of which are road marathons north of the Border, but I figure that the mjaority will be above the 26.2 and with minimum tarmac, also strange as it seems I am finding the idea of a 24 hour track race has a strangely perverse attraction, I have long had the Idea but have always managed to talk myself out of running round in circles for 24hrs but I am now thinking it is something I should do just so that I know the answer as to whether I can do one or not if that makes sense.
I also think that at som point in the future it might be interesting to hav a go at joining this club :- http://www.centurions1911.org.uk/
but to date I have never been able to master the art as race walking I always seem to end up running.
Still like I say I have two years to train for my next stab at bein a young entrant in a new age catergory therefore time to refine the list of events to have a go at.
Once again well done to both EUPH and Wib on your performances and good luck for the future.
No I didn't use one of them FR. Just stuck to my usual shot bloks.
Not sure on the 100, don't know if I fancy 10 laps but as its a free entry would be worth a crack I guess. I think I can run the 50 faster in better conditions so will have a think. See how other races go, could be a good end of season blow out!
I am curious about a 24 hour track race for the pure simplicity of it but not for me at the moment. Never say never though.
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