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29/07/2010 at 23:53

I'm doing a LDWA event called Where Ravens Dare in October  which is possibly not the same one as the one you're talking about, Fellrunner.  I'm also up for the LDWA 100 next May.

Not sure about this Lakeland job - it sounds very punishing.

30/07/2010 at 00:14

Punishing is one word to describe it, T Rex. I have just finished updating my account, which might just confirm your perception. The 50 might be a safer bet.

You can't go wrong with an LDWA 100 as your first (it is your first?). The support will not be bettered anywhere.

Hi seren nos, Pumlumon Challenge may only be 26 miles but the terrain is tough, with off-path tussock-bashing to contend with and some serious ascent.. Times will be slower than you'd expect and you may finish feeling wasted, even on a warm, dry, sunny day like it's been for the past 3 years. Treat it with respect.

seren nos    pirate
30/07/2010 at 09:08

Thanks Brit nic............from looking at the ascent.it seems to be comparable to the lakeland 50 but half the distance...........would you agree with that...is it simialr type of ascents and surfaces..........

My son did the walk across wales with me in June  and managed the 42 miles but had to walk the last 16 as he was getting a pain in his leg.......I've been telling him that the hills on this one will be a lot more than the walk across wales.............but thats just a hunch as i'm useless at sussing out whats hard............

he also did a 27 miler with me around the beacons witha  backpac on and we took in penyfan and tor - y foel.so hopefully he's not as unfit as some 15 year olds

seren nos    pirate
30/07/2010 at 10:21

T rex.........I might do the Raven dare one............I was gutted tat they have dropped the caerphily summits one as i was looking forward to giving it a go as it is my area and I had managed to recce most of teh route............

the raven dare one is the day before Abingdion marathon so if I do it we will have to travel up there later on in the day....

31/07/2010 at 13:15

hey all- just dropping in for quick question for Fellrunneror anyone else.

Doing Beacons Ultra and Snod, this year......but off to Lakes for a few days on Tuesday. Prob do a long run before I leave. Staying in Glenridding and doing Hellvelyn and then easy walk round Ulls. the following day. Fancy running for a bit, but I tend to do out and back on the roads when I'm in a new location. Any suggestion on decent routes of 8-10m from there.

Cheers in advance

01/08/2010 at 08:48
Don't mind FR. 1 of each? Thx
02/08/2010 at 09:55
Cheers FR
03/08/2010 at 13:06

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.

03/08/2010 at 15:55

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!

03/08/2010 at 16:19
03/08/2010 at 17:06
eta permanent lakes resident 2016..but who knows what may happen before then
04/08/2010 at 07:04
you're dead right fr and i wholeheartedly live in the moment but kids schooling, my job etc right now means ill stay put for the time being and be up in the lakes just when i can..its not like im desperate to leave where i am..its not exactly a fleepit
04/08/2010 at 13:28
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.

Edited: 04/08/2010 at 13:31
04/08/2010 at 17:32

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.

04/08/2010 at 21:01

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!

Fellrunner wrote (see)

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.

05/08/2010 at 15:45
part 2 - sad end to the trology to follow
05/08/2010 at 20:36

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.

05/08/2010 at 21:34

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.

07/08/2010 at 13:15

Right, this PM is prep for the LTOB, about to start mapping on Grough. It feels like more than 2 weeks since I had to pack up a bag for an ultra. Having a little experiment with on route food as its fairly self sufficient on this one bar water I believe.

T rex - Hopefully see you at Housman too. Will struggle to be near at tough as L100, looking forward to just that, a more runnable 100.

Edited: 07/08/2010 at 13:16
07/08/2010 at 19:10

DE, your report, especially towards the end, had my heart strings-a-tugging. I thought I was in pain but my predicament must have been nothing compared to yours. Well done.

sz, sorry I hardly got to see you. You must have long gone by the time I dragged in on Sunday morning.

Same goes for cd, although our brief yet touching reunion in the cloud + sunshine + wind + drizzle when you passed me on High Kop left a lasting memory. You were running well. Keep up that good work and you can do the Hundred, though perhaps it might be kindest without Charlie (wash my mouth out)?

fr, sorry you didn't complete. Next year.....

In case anyone hasn't seen it, my report's somewhere in here.

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