The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
Hey up my old pals Stilldreaming and Marcusuno.
And FR, I'm pretty sure now that I ran with you for quite a while at the Osmo before you disappeared off into the distance. I was the one in the white Todmorden Harriers vest. Fantastic event, well organised, and great folk. Not one of my greatest running moments though, had a bit of a wibble in the middle third, before getting my legs back for the last third. Ta for your super company
Lakeland 50 next then. Think i'm gonna find it tough!
FR - we'll see 'on the what can I do at 50 front' who knows, I have a complex home life with three teens - two of them nuts! First competition though, will be the L50 - I'll be looking to finish that and - that'll do. If I'm honest, I haven't run an event where I've had to navigate with map and compass on the hoof yet.(My natural 'chancer instinct' usually pays off and gets me round without pondering too much, otherwise my times would be'extended' However 50 with the last bit in the dark will demand more than a chancer's instict I know. Also, I;m not sure I'll get up up there and recce - which I could do with doing. Whatever though you can expect SZ to put some effort in somewhere!
if i were you id use the roadbook in conjunction with the map
but then im not you
only in my car for a couple hours kip before venturing home
ran into work this morning and with yesterdays two hardish sessions i think i felt my c2c legs..at one point i was thinking no to the 50 but by the end had talked myself round..feel tired though mind
Ha ha, cheers FR! Unfortunately, don't think there's much chance I'll get my descending together in a couple of weeks. Been trying for years!!
I reckon 18 hours! But I won't put any tenners on it.
What's SNOD anyway?
im up for a single thread for me that covers the whole kittenkaboodle..im currently on 3 and it takes too much time..plus some of the same people are on them all
good point fr..have to agree..the worst bit was hitting an A road travelling home and RHB night was strange..a kinda of 'so whats next?'
looking for our next 'outing' but will be shorter/lower key as cant get the time off etc
Yes, the wildlife certainly gave an extra little adrenaline buzz to the event. Definitely didn't like those dogs!!
FR - our group dwindled to 4, then the american lass decided to have a sit down at the last CP, so then 3 of us finished all together. Aye, I suppose an = next to the names would have been nice, as I've drawn the short straw too and been positioned last out of us. But to be fair, I was the crappest runner on the day, the other 2 would have been quicker without me.
Lakeland 50 entry in on Tuesday, only to find that one of our club runners has dropped out, and I 'may' have been able to transfer and save a few dollars.
I reckon that Lower Lock farmer was sitting in an up turned wheelbarrow sipping home brewed 'sheep dip' laughing his turned down wellies off at runner after runeer getting harrased by those mutts.
FR - I keep a bit quiet about that, because of the massive challenge I know it will be - not so much doing it on the day, but the training needed to get in shape for it. With the beginning of this year being hampered with those 'niggles' we're talking about. I must confess to having second thoughts as to whether I can manage said niggles and prevent them becoming more serious - particularly knee and achilles. They would both need to be in good shape to step up the effort needed to do a Paddy Buckley. There is also home life management! Two of my kids are 'difficult' and I need to be around to help the missus manage them! - Bla bla - I know.
I'll take each event as it comes, and to be honest until I've completed the L50 and may be the Fellsman or something similar, I won't know if it's possible. I haven't written it off though, not just yet.
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