The Wall Run 23rd & 24th June 2012

Hadrian's Wall Race Carlisle:Newcastle

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20/06/2012 at 10:18

Training plan? Now you tell me.

This will be 19 miles of unknown for me. I have to pack tonight, as we're driving up to Carlisle tomorrow evening. Anyone else around on the Friday, I'll be playing the spot the ultra-runner around the town.

20/06/2012 at 10:27

I guess we'll all be around on the Friday I'll be there around midday hunting for weekend parking and will be staying in the local travelodge, I'm told there is a decent Italian within a couple of hundred yards so that will do me nicely

20/06/2012 at 10:59

I think I'm at the Ibis, not sure if there'll be enough room for my kit.

20/06/2012 at 11:14

I'm staying at the Ibis, and will be there tomorrow evening from about 7. Hopefully I can hook up with a few of you ?

20/06/2012 at 11:18
EGG-I'm hoping we get to see the floral mac. Good luck with both of your races.

I am hoping to catch the 12:22 from Newcastle which gets to Carlisle around 2 but it all depends on the journey up from Wiltshire.

I'm staying at the Premier Inn which has a Brewer's Fayre in it, I might look around for somewhere else.

Less than 68 hours to go.
20/06/2012 at 12:49

I'll be in the Ibis too. Will be there friday. 

Edited: 20/06/2012 at 12:49
20/06/2012 at 12:57

Unfortunately Carl - regarding the Floral Mac, my daughter has kindly found me a similar one in Black, I'll be traveling up alone, if anyone else is, and fancies meeting up, shout up, I'm sure Carlisle can't be that big a place  

20/06/2012 at 12:58
Hi all not long staying in county hotel getting train up from bristol having a few ciders to make me running the course in head can't sleep packing tonight may get new to catch up and hear some great storys.
20/06/2012 at 13:30

we're in the Travelodge in Carlisle, about a mile from the castle I think.  Will be looking for somewhere to eat Friday night so we might see some of you out and about!

We did our last gentle 5 miles last night and were buzzing - can't wait to get going.  Packing still worrying me slightly but will have a trial run tonight and then hopefully I will feel better about it. 


20/06/2012 at 13:35
Slow 4 for me tonight then a 2 Friday morning.then the WALL
20/06/2012 at 17:59
I did my last run this morning, 7 miles up and down some Wiltshire hills. Lovely. The Garmins are both fully charged and ready to go, much like myself.
I haven't ruled out doing a 3 miler on Friday, depends how much time I have.

Packing tomorrow morning and making a trip to Sainsbury's for 'sustenance'
20/06/2012 at 20:29

Strewth, I think the run might be easier than the packing, I hit the wall ages ago.

Just noticed that the Ibis hotel is next to a night-club, oh joy.

Tapir mood swings in effect.

20/06/2012 at 20:36

packing a nightmare 2 empty bags tent sleeping bag trainers etc all over floor getting withdraws had no pasta yet hot sweats,think leave it tomorrow night.wots it all about...

20/06/2012 at 20:46
Well that's all my training done- 4 miles tonight. Why is it the last runs always seem the hardest? I'm sure I've done easier 20 milers in my training than that last 4!
Staying at my brother in laws Friday night so hope to get some good sleep!
20/06/2012 at 21:34

Last run for me will be Thursday evening, a slow 10k, so far this week I've put all my miles in using the bike, seems to give my legs a new lease of life.

21/06/2012 at 10:18

Am I the only one struggling to fit a sleeping bag, kit etc... into a 65 litre bag?

seren nos    pirate
21/06/2012 at 10:28

good luck everyone...........i await the race reports when you return..........hope you get a good race for the money

take care and enjoy

21/06/2012 at 10:31
I'm glad I'm only doing the 1 day, far less to pack.
I'm just constructing my list of things to pack for the run, for the rest of the weekend and things I still need to buy.

Good luck on the packing to those still struggling. I'm going for the 'throw it in and hope' approach.

TH2, my hotel in Newcastle said it was in a built up area and may be subject to noise. I'm hoping that I'll be so tired that I can sleep through anything. That's the plan anyway.
21/06/2012 at 13:03
Going to pack later bit worried now about 65L bag thinking of taking big sports bag should we take a rucksack ? Better not take the kitchen sink now.
21/06/2012 at 13:41

put all my stuff on the bed last night and measured it up against the 65L pack.  Gawd knows how that's going to work - might get the kit in but the sleeping bag's a definite no no.  And that's before we even Start on the food .............

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