Not sure who else has entered or is thinking of entering this race next June?
Its not that ultra really at 50km I suppose, but still a massive challenge for me ........ I am sure there will be plenty taking on the 100km, but thats a step too far for me.
I am contemplating this one too, have only done a marathon before but thinking of going for the 100km . Looks well organised but would be interested to see other peoples views and it looks like it is part of a series of 50/100km run/walks.
Am tempted by the 100k, longest distance I've done is marathon. And I like the idea of it being sign posted.
you only have to raise £275 !!!!! - anyone can do that !!!!
Yes that would rule me out too, the sponsorship is harder than the run
It would be interesting to see what kind of training schedules for this are about. Having only gone up to marathon distance, does the mileage ramp up a lot more in terms of a single run? Or is it just more back to back long runs?
If I sign up it will be before then end of the month probably as its discounted by £20 until Dec 31st.
Clairebear - it does look well organised with all the "snack" stops which is appealing to me. I guess its the nagging doubts at the back of my mind thinking would I be able to complete 100km and if I couldnt, at least you are only ever 4 miles away from a stop.
mentioned this on another thread. agree with Lirish.
looks a great event but i'd be unlikely to manage to raise the money and if I did, i'd want to donate it to a charity of my own choosing.
good luck to all those who take part though. great route.
I ended up signing up to this, looking forward to it but kinda scared - 100km is a loooong way!!
If you sign up there are a list of different charities, or I think you can even nominate one of your own (I think) so you arent stuck to 1 chosen charity.
I completed the London to Brighton 100km challenge last May with the same company. I would definitely recommend it. I hadn't even done a marathon before but still completed this one! It's all in your head!
Sounds good, I'm sure it would be fun, but like many people I can't be bothered with the Charity stuff anymore, why can't they just offer a place with a higher fee for someone who just wants to run
I've just signed up to this too. Opted for just the 50km, but I think that will be plenty enough to test my mettle!
Looking forward to it.
Good to hear James D! I think it very much is mentally challening. What would you say is the toughest part of doing such a long event? Im assuming between 35-50 miles will be the toughest, just because its the stage where you have gone past a marathon by quite a way and then by the time you have got to 50 you can then start to count down the miles.
There are tents on route every 12.5k, so I think I am going to break it down into 8 sections and just focus on finishing the next 12.5k. Mentally I am just trying to tell myself its 8 lots of 7.5 miles with the first half hopefully ok, then the last 4 will be where the hard work starts.
From doing the London 2 Brighton challenge, i found the stretch from 40km to the checkpoint at 54km (didn't eat enough in the morning). After re-fuelling at the half way point we ran straight to the next check point at 78km without stopping. I would say the last 10-15km are the most difficult as everything starts to seize up!
p.s me and my brother have just signed up for this one!
Hiya, was hoping someone would have started a forum on this, so here I am ! My Company are going to enter me for this ( cheers ! ) as they are sponsoring 8 employees to trek the GWC, but is over VLM weekend, so I couldn't do it...so they volunteered me for this, the 100k no less !
Anyone know the actual route ? Live very close to Disbury and go walking around Glossop/Edale quite often, but would like to run some of the sections over the next weeks, I've done 3 marathons but never anything this long, not sure how to approach a 20 week training schedule, any advice welcome !
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mentioned this on another thread. agree with Lirish. looks a great event but i'd be unlikely to manage to raise the money and if I did, i'd want to donate it to a charity of my own choosing. good luck to all those who take part though. great route.
In case of any interest to anyone, non-fundraising places are now available for this. £119 for the 100km and £79km for the 50km.
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