The Idle Banter non specific race ultra thread
Rather than keep gatecrashing the SNOD MARA thread I thought I would try this if it works the Craic should be great and the party ernormous
Osmo, Lakeland 100, High peak 40, long tour of bradwell,Pumlumon are of my future races, any body else that frequent thes pages doig them?
If now`t else get`s a response the spelling error should
Thirlmere and Haweswater are well depleted and quite a few of the regular water sources out on the fells have dried up.
I figure we need a good few days rain to get things back to normal
Yep that`s the Swan, kinda unreal really that 7mths on we are facing a drought and Hosepipe ban,
One day we may learn to conserve what we take for granted now, but probably not.
Did you enjoy the Brathay marathon?, I have never done it, although I have done Langdale Marathon a couple of times and intend doing it again this year, although at the moment my Focus is on the Lakeland 100 on the 24th July
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
Rotten luck with the Injuries Marcusuno I hope next year is better for you, for my part while I am happy to run a 100+ miles on mixed terrain (preferably off road with plenty of hills) there is no way I would subject my body and limbs to the punishment of so many road miles.
The training for the Lakeland 100 is going well, with one 100 miler, one 62 miler,Three 50 milers (another planned) and Four 30 plus milers, plus the regular shorter stuff and the 42 commute to work on the cycle a 2 or 3 of times a week completed so far this year, so endurance is good and the distance will be no problem, as for speed now that is another matter.
Had some Really welcome RAIN here in the Lake District, last night and this morning a long way short of enough though.
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.
A dog is the best Training partner ever, I run with a border Collie but she is getting on a bit now and 20 miles is her max and this time of year she only comes with me only early in the morning or late at night never in the heat of day and alwatys where I know there is a source of water for her.
I stopped using Schedules long ago and now do what Takes my fancy, I just target a few events a year that I would Like to get a time on, and this year so far I would like a good Run on the 100 and a good time on the KIELDER MARATHON
Gus a great name for a Dalmatian one thing is for sure having a dog as a running partner makes sure you go out regardless of weather or lack of motivation..
Interesting to note it has been the driest 6mths since 1929 with just 356.8 mm of rain between January and June and during the floods there was 316 mm in 24 hrs
So Based on Sod`s law it is bound to rain on our next race Thank Goodness, I for one can`t be doing with heat and concrete hard fells, bring back wet slippery rock`s / grass and bogs.
I can`t do it this year but will deffo be ther next year :-
1st Langdale Boundary Challenge
So anybody else if not this year then next looks a great day out to m.
There you go CD
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
Just back from Osmotherly cracking weekend and the fish and chips spot on, blew my pacing and took 1hr 6mins off of last years time.
Great to see some familiar names looking in SD, SP and CDgood to see you SD this thread can`t be gatecrashed as it is a non specific Ultra thread and all encompassing so just let lose with everything.
The rain has been good but along way short of enough, and the off road running is still hard and dusty underfoot, good luck with the Yorkshireman marathon.
How did Osmo go SP? twas a great day out for me at least , although inoticed a few that seemed to be suffering
See you at High Peak then CD, Road shoes for me especially if it stays this dry
Nothing wrong with with a good workout in any hills Marcusuno just a case of making the most of what you have
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