The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
Yes, if you drive to this one logistics are difficult. I take the train - organisers pick runners up from nearest railway station (Tring) and take them to the start, and then to Swindon station at the end. But on this course you'd probably think, "These are funny little hills".
Feet will be fine. The bad foot only feels now like when the sole of your shoe is worn out and you can feel the ground. Kind of feels thin on that area.
Thanks, Fellrunner. There is a difficult trade off between getting a roomy enough shoe so that toes/nails aren't getting battered, but not so roomy that they slip about. I think on the 60-miler last week I did in fact lace my shoes up loose, for comfort, which was clearly a mistake.
I'm thinking of getting hold of the shoes I think you use - NB870 series - latest is 876. Can they be used straight out of the box OK? And are NB sizes fairly standard?
I reckon its not about finding the perfect shoe. But once your legs/feet/muscles/skin adapt to the strain most trail shoes will work for you.
I've got some good ideas fo future runs, the layoff seems to have helped me remove the wheat from the chaff. The 5 day C2C is on - anything less would not be enjoyable - but I'm also thinking outside the box for more unusual non-organised challenges.
de..i can give you a suggested 5 day plan if you like but you might want to do your own
we used sherpa to shift stuff and book accomodation..again depends on what you want and budgets
our pubs in bampton, kirby, reeth and glaisdale were bang on
one problem you might need to deal with given you'll have 40m a day are breakfast times. most places seem to think only get up at 8.30!!! so i spent most morning lying in bed twiddling my thumbs waiting..sure that could be sorted though
as you'll have read too..your route / plan can take you past shops/cafes/pubs where you can restock your days stuff
its all flooding back
FR - totally. i was out in the goyt valley yesterday opening up bits unknown to me as i went along. brilliant. BUT it did make me realise that some events have served their purpose and im not of a mind to focus on times anymore (unless its a good one) which questions why i entered the hp40..i could make up 40 miles around the area that would be a way better route with the only tarmac being the occasional road crossing..hmmm
and saying double
after my goyt outing on saturday..someone said 'come on then how many miles today??' as though im some kind of nutter..i just said 'how many would you like it to be?'
people just dont get it and if they dont (most people) then why converse about it!
nice..add a mile for me
yes its down here..cloud over the cloud and just the very top of shutlingsloe visible..and they are mere little mounds compared to your ones fr
Ta CD, I have the foundations for my 4 stops in mind, just going to look into organising a place there, schedule. I'll make sure I ask the question on the breakfast times. Re. Sherpa, is this an organised thing or a "tongue-in-cheek" ref to a mate/family member? TBH I was hoping to carry nearly everything needed and survive on minimum gear, maybe use old tops and bin along the way. Maybe as I get to midway or past I'll get a gear re-stock from friends in Yorks (don't really know anybody tuther side). To keep it light, as you suggested I'd use as much bought food as I could, carry a good supply of powder for mixing energy drinks.
FR - I agree, I enjoy the idea of organising, navigating.....
now we're talking..beautiful stuff (tho not for thou fr)
'a litre of ale please bartender'
doesn't quite sound right
I like the idea of saying to Johnny foriegner "yes is was 100miles, thats 160 of your (inferior) kilometres " . Feet all the way for me. Though I like those big litre beer glasses you sometimes get in Europe.... and usually what's in them. I'm just a confused child of the 80's and 90's who was taught bits of both and left to decide what was useful.
CD - What brought you to a greenhouse in Broomfleet in the dim and distant past then? I'll slow down next time I go past there
insightful pov de
a party..i took it to the extreme..among the tomato plants of all things!!!!
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