The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
tis true about conserving stuff. I didn't get to the start line, i was training for the 10in10 but got injured in jan, so have been deffered too next may, i once camped at the national trust site by langdale and awoke on the sunday to see the marathon was on, i didn't run just sat in the pub and ate the biggest full english, did bump into a few forumites though.
How's training for the Lakeland
that's a lot achieved already this year. sounds like it is all going well. makes my measly 50mile a week seem a bit low. but i am starting from scratch again and have a master plan, so as long as i stick to it i should be ok.? the best thing that has happened to me training wise was getting a new dog (a 12month old Dalmatian) i have never run so much! i'm not chasing miles and schedules now either, i'm just grabbing his lead and off out we go mostly hills and fields and track.
i ran last night and it tried a few time to rain but never actually managed it.
Crikey FR - this thread is a bit quiet - hope I'm not gatecrashing . Just to echo how dry it is, my sister lives up on 't moors above Hebden Bridge and said that there's been some bad fires up there recently. Hope this promised rain arrives tonight to extinguish them and soften everything up - running off road is nearly as bad as running on road (only nearly though!) at the moment, as the ground is so hard!
My next proper race is the Yorkshireman marathon (though I'll probably do the Indian Queens half when I'm on holiday in Cornwall in August) .... can't recommend the Yorkie enough as an "entry level" off-road marathon. Well marshalled, cheap to enter, very supportive runners and, of course, it's in Yorkshire ... so what more do you want?
Good luck with the 100 and Kielder. Fancied doing the latter myself, but I was a bit slow off the mark. Maybe next year!
just checking the equipment
both you and sp have reminded me to get my HP sauce entry in pronto..its nearly full
must dash back soon
Yes, all runfurther races seem very popular this year. Doing osmotherley tomorrow and thats full now. Early start to get up there but will be fun. Can't wait
Well done FR on a great run. 66 mins is an incredible improvement.
I really enjoyed it . My only previous run was 2 year ago when it rained for most of the day. Very different this year, lot warmer and the views on the course looked superb.
Had a bit of a mare though ending up 22 mins slower than before. Didn't have a great start when my friend whom i was running with had a really nasty fall shortly after the bucket drop. After a while she said she was ok to walk back to the start, but subsequently found out she had broken her wrist in 2 places !
On a much less serious scale, I'd had a fair bit of calf ache before the race but thought i'd run it off. Didn't work out like that though and was struggling almost to the extent that when i got to the 22 mile check point I was very tempted to do what nearly all in the group i was in did, and change to the 26 mile option.
However i kept going on the 33 route and very glad i did. Slower time but still loved it all and looking forward to next year ! Great also that the race did what they threatened to do and had a kit check during the race presumably with a 30 min penalty to those not carrying the required kit.
nice one lads n lasses, espec sp for perservering, and fr/sz for pb's
ive seen the youtube piece
hope to be back there next year
Fellrunner wrote (see)
Sound`s like a class finish SZ, it`s always handy to maintain that KILLER KICK for the finish, doe`s wonders for the morale when you nail the freeloaders (those thst use you to navigate for them) on the finish line.I will have to look back on last years time for HP 40 now and see what I feel about doing about it.But first off there is the Lakeland 100 to enjoy, I guess your confidence is high now for the 50, watch out for CD though especially now he is into micro navigation after successfully naving west to east of the country.
Sound`s like a class finish SZ, it`s always handy to maintain that KILLER KICK for the finish, doe`s wonders for the morale when you nail the freeloaders (those thst use you to navigate for them) on the finish line.
I will have to look back on last years time for HP 40 now and see what I feel about doing about it.
But first off there is the Lakeland 100 to enjoy, I guess your confidence is high now for the 50, watch out for CD though especially now he is into micro navigation after successfully naving west to east of the country.
he was wearing killer heals i believe
my last hp40 took me on an unscheduled and unwelcomed detour...my brain had gone onto standy mode
the only people watch out for me fr with my navving skills will be the mountain rescue teams
schoolboy error fr..bit like robert greens..cost me at least 30 mins
i will be running for joy with the wind in my sails..and whatever i get i get
i think with your mileage you'll do that..look at osmotherley as a case in point
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