Hadrian's Wall Race Carlisle:Newcastle
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.
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.
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
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.
Its been lashing here all night and morning, pack waterproofs and trail shoes.
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 .
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!
Totally echo what Ben says - don't worry, enjoy your 1st ultra and soon you'll be a veteran ultra runner!!
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!
Oh, and for anyone in the North East this evening, or able to listen online
Http://tinyurl.com/3z5ndaq 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.
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