The ultra runners tool kit

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01/12/2011 at 17:00

Good on them Tigerlily. Friend of mine orgaised a race in Coniston this year...real headache people without proper kit. I did Rydal round one year and they physically stopped one chap running who didnt have any stuff on him - and this was a sunny day.

I think in a some races it says full waterproof kit with taped seams....which would rule out many montane items irrespective of how pedantic you want to be about hydrostatic heads.

01/12/2011 at 17:12

I don't understand people who ignore the rules, but lets not open the i-pod can of worms.

I will almost certainly be running Christams and New Years Day, llb, they always feel like bonus runs, plus on Christams day it's quite funny seeing all the kids out with their new toys, and for once everyone smiles and says hello.

01/12/2011 at 17:15

I have run on xmas day ever since i started running with any vague level of 'seriousness'.......so about 2003. I like going out when it is incredibly quiet (normally by 7 or 8am) - last year I took my parents dog with me....it had been -19 overnight, and it was brilliant. I did forget to take tights with me so had to go in shorts....wasnt too bad though as it was so dry.

I like to htink it negates slightly the over indulgence of xmas day.

Edited: 01/12/2011 at 17:16
seren nos    pirate
01/12/2011 at 17:18

I race on boxing day.........but might have christmas day off

Daz cheats by being so fast he is only on the course for half the time I am.........

I;m still not  sure about ultras for next year as I have a double Ironman in June and not sure how long I will take to recover.....

will hopefully go back to ultras bigtime on 2013

01/12/2011 at 17:24

Are you doing the one in Avon Tyrell, Seren? I enjoyed following the reports this year, and was quite tempted by the double myself.

seren nos    pirate
01/12/2011 at 17:28

yes ........its going to be a tough one..........

the 100 mile ultra there is going to be tough as well.............it sounds easy on first reading.......a mile loop around a trail in the woods with the support table being there every mile..........

but the course became very brutal in the dark and torrential rain................but a good one if anyone here fancies it

01/12/2011 at 17:51

double ironman - that sounds awesome.  The thought of running multiple single mile laps doesn't do it for me, but horses for courses. Think I'll stick with the NDW (although still keep thinking should it be the UTMB lottery ... noooooo ... far too complicated!)

Likeys do great kit and ultra races, not that I've done the 6633 but have a friend who's paramediced for them on it.

LLB - those Nike shoes are a gorgeous colour!!! (Purple is my favourite colour!!). Haglofs have beautiful kit but it's just sooooo expensive ... was having kittens when hubby bought himself a new mountaineering jacket by them and there was me scouring for a bargain and ending up with a black Rab one (does the job wonderfully tho').

Currently waiting for 2 pairs of Inov8s to turn up in post to see which fit best - hoping the £39.99 ones do, but the £72 ones are a nicer colour

01/12/2011 at 17:52
Usually have Christmas day off but def out on Boxing Day - hope to do Santa fun run in Nairn this year
01/12/2011 at 18:21

cragchick, yes the stuff on tht website is a bit procey, saw a nice jacket in a lovely colour-only £200 and something....the nike are really nice..will try to find them both in a shop and try thn on..i quite  like the salomon ones too though..but nike itll prob be as im a nike fan

am loooking forward to sneaking out over xmas for runs..prob not xmas day but maybe the others

same for me with multiple multiple loops-itd drive me nuts!!..cragc. ...its got to be NDW.. you know you want to

01/12/2011 at 19:05
So have we decided what waterproofs we need then?
01/12/2011 at 19:17

Seren, is its any consolation I dont get to ENJOY the scenery as much as you do....actually that prob ISNT any consolation!

Loulabell, Im going back to do Malvern Ultra 55, Caesars Camp (50) and Brecon 45.  I loved all these races and the organisors.  Although to be fair I havnt done any other ultras

Ive also added GUCR 145 and North Downs Way (50 or 100). 

Also got London mara and the Forestman tri.  So plenty to keep me busy.

 You?

01/12/2011 at 19:18
seren, what you doing at AvonT - the 100m ultra?  Ill be down there helping to crew
01/12/2011 at 21:13

spen..i THINK they have decided what waterproofs are required..im just hoping i dnt need any !!

Daz, i have Glocester mara, northants ultra,NDW50, jw ultra,abingdon mara, and prob druids..

01/12/2011 at 21:17
I must be daft as I cannot see them lol.  The bottoms yes I can see that but not the jacket.
01/12/2011 at 21:21

i havnt paid attention spen...um ok, I have a waterproof (i think) jacket...and er, the rest of you havnt decided......actually i dnt think mine would any good up a mountain..but Northamtpon doesnt have mountains...................

........does it?

01/12/2011 at 21:26

Think I have worked out.   Montane Minimus jacket and Atomic bottoms.  That is the best part of 200 quid lol.

No  I have entered a mountain (or very high hills) marathon in March and it asks for waterproofs.   

01/12/2011 at 21:29
With regard to shoes, check the weight of them. Did my first trail marathon in a pair of Salomon. Knew they where a bit heavier than my road shoes about 100g, be the end it felt like I was running in driving boots

Use Inov8 Baregrip 200 now. Very light, very minimal so you need strong feet.

Hate to think how much I have spent on kit for my Ultra this weekend. Just hope the wife doesn't found out. Best book another one to make the most of it
Edited: 01/12/2011 at 21:31
01/12/2011 at 21:31

Sounds nuts, but I'm carrying a simple plastic waterproof poncho (<50 g) with me for emergencies (as in: I have a twisted ankle, I'm waiting for someone to come get me and it's started raining). I do want to get a proper lightweight-and-as-breathable-as-possible waterproof (I have several waterproofs, but intended for hill walking, not running, and not light enough or breathable enough), but I figured this was a worthwhile addition when out on runs with only a showerproof jacket.

On the Montane: are the Minimus jacket and Atomic bottoms shower proof or waterproof? And didn't someone say something about the jacket sizing being unusual? I'm a size 10 normally.

01/12/2011 at 21:31
loulabell wrote (see)

..actually i dnt think mine would any good up a mountain..but Northamtpon doesnt have mountains...................

........does it?


spen, i was joking, im not THAT bad at geography...ouch £200?..thats a lotta dosh
01/12/2011 at 21:41
Jacket is £120
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