The Wall Run 23rd & 24th June 2012

Hadrian's Wall Race Carlisle:Newcastle

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21/06/2012 at 14:33

Is there a bag you can put stuff in that goes to Vindolanda? I'm doing the one day option, and we get a bag sent to that point.

21/06/2012 at 16:15
Dont know why your all discussing waterproof jackets when you really need to be discussing the pattern on your Wellies!

I live just outside Newcastle and it's raining pretty heavy right now.

Thinking it might be silly to worry about wet feet but thinking poncho might be the way forward. Other option is proper vortex walking jacket but not really practical.

Help any ideas.
21/06/2012 at 16:43

Hey guys, my friends and I did the 84 miles of Hadrian's Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend in 3 days last year. We had a great time and fortunately had the best weather on the second day for the most scenic middle section.

We power-walked rather than ran it in sections of 30, 30 and 24 miles. The trip was rounded off by going clubbing in Newcastle on Saturday evening - a great experience.

21/06/2012 at 21:34
All packed. Weekend bag, run bag and halfway bag. If I haven't got it now, it's probably too late.

Hope to see some of you in Carlisle tomorrow and Saturday morning and in Newcastle on Saturday evening.
21/06/2012 at 21:42
I see the start lists are up on the website - 267 for the expert! Bags packed sure I've forgotten something but as Carl says its too late now!

See you in Carlisle!
22/06/2012 at 07:00
Any advice for what to do night before it morning of run.

Completely new to this so just wondered.

Another night of little sleep last night.

Hope they don't set us off on number order on expert or I'll get passed a lot at the start.

Safe journey to Carlisle everyone.
22/06/2012 at 08:18
At the services on our way to Newcastle for onward journey.

GU, I'm planning on getting to bed by 9 and sleeping as much as possible.

Just checked the weather forecast, the one I looked at said drizzle for Carlisle and Light Rain for Newcastle tomorrow. That would be alright.
22/06/2012 at 08:24
Just done slow 4 feels like 8 in that wind up to bristol airport very open.we will all have fun.good luck all
22/06/2012 at 09:50

Good luck everyone!   Finally managed to get everything in my bag - trian leaves at 11.54 so just sitting here now wondering if the thing I've forgotton is going to be important 

Edited: 22/06/2012 at 09:51
22/06/2012 at 10:51

just laid all the manadatory kit on the table with the extras!

quite a lot really, have trained with it but it suddenly looks like more, why is my mind playing all these tricks on me.



22/06/2012 at 10:58

Its been lashing here all night and morning, pack waterproofs and trail shoes. 

22/06/2012 at 11:02

should I book a table in the only Italian I found last night? (it was fully booked last night). Table for say 6 at 7:00 ? I can post name etc later .

22/06/2012 at 11:30

Going ultra

It is very easy to go mad obsessing about the details in a first ultra.  The best thing at this stage is to put it all on the back burner and worry about getting the right food inside you today (just eat everything carb based you can get your hands on). 

It is always hard to get a good nights sleep the night before an ultra, and many people don't even try.  Don't worry about it.  As long as you got some kind of nights sleep last night it really won't make any difference. 

This is undoubtedly a tough event, but it has a very liberal time limit to bail you out if you hit trouble.  You have 26 hours to cover 68 miles compared to 12 hours to cover 56 miles at Comrades. 

Its all going to pay off when you come in under the Millennium Bridge, and that finishing medal gos round your neck!

22/06/2012 at 11:45

Totally echo what Ben says - don't worry, enjoy your 1st ultra and soon you'll be a veteran ultra runner!!

22/06/2012 at 12:40
Just made it into Newcastle. The weather was bucketing it down 10 minutes but has dried up now.

I'm am hugely looking forward to tomorrow. Bring it on.
22/06/2012 at 13:38

Good luck to everyone... I'm nowhere near prepared, and very inexperienced at this!Won't even get to Carlisle til just before registration deadline. Forecast looks... interesting! Looking forward to meeting some of you en route tomorrow... I'll be looking for experienced people and asking for advice!

22/06/2012 at 14:34

Oh, and for anyone in the North East this evening, or able to listen online

Http:// I'll be talking briefly about the Wall Run, and getting advice from long distance legend Run Geordie Run!


BBC Newcastle, 95.4 FM, prob around 6.55, as part of Total Sport programme.

Edited: 22/06/2012 at 14:35
22/06/2012 at 15:29
All registered and waterproofs purchased. I'll be eating at Pizza Express probably at around 6.30 this evening.
22/06/2012 at 15:33
I've checked into Premier Inn which seems to be full of Wallers. Off to register now, was it painless TH?
22/06/2012 at 17:22
Well organised, mate. Might try Casa Romana this evening, then back in time for the football.
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