Ultra 30

Croydon Ultra 2012

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09/04/2012 at 19:51
Hope your Easter weekend training has gone well. A variety of weather to keep it interesting and looks like some more to come!
09/04/2012 at 20:21
not too bad Ian thank you, did 17miles yesterday which was nice..planned on another today to make B2B, but the awful rain put pay to that......how has training been for you?
10/04/2012 at 13:13
Loulabell - was down in Eastbourne over the long weekend so took advantage of some extra hill training by running up and over Beachy Head and the downs a few times. Even with some rain it was great fun. 
24/04/2012 at 13:04
Hope everyone's training is ramping up. The warmer weather is upon us and it is just a joy to out and about on the trails. Managed to get a lovely slice of the Vanguard Way trail done on Sunday. Superb stuff.
24/04/2012 at 16:38
how far was that Ian? myself and 3 others visited Forest of Dean for a random adventure run, 23.5 miles was the distance but felt like 30 with the ascent..loots of mud, hills and trail, brilliant fun and great for me as i never usually run anything like that on my homeground.
24/04/2012 at 19:51
well done loulabell that sounds like a jolly good training run.....i made it around 21 miles.. it was not really muddy so was a joy to run although it did rain for a while....
24/04/2012 at 21:31
have you many more entrants yet?
24/04/2012 at 22:29

Hya Lou

One more entrant coming up soon, how's it going 

25/04/2012 at 08:09
EG!!! hiya!! are you still doing Croydon? thats fab!! im fine, ta. had a great run in Forest of Dean as posted above....brilliant training for off-road....really fun.  how are you? have you thought about a time frame for Croydon?
25/04/2012 at 08:19

Hya Lou, I'm going to put my name down because I cannot find a decent marathon in July other than Isle of Man, and getting time away is not good for that one. The Croydon sounds really good but it will be only a fortnight after finishing the Wall, and doing 70 miles which is further than I ever thought I would do, might mean I can't manage do it, time will tell.

Judging by the previous Ultra I think I went throught the 30 mile mark in 5:21 so I'd expect maybe a few mins ahead of that if I can recover, time's not the important thing for me, it's about getting through it this year, still on for 12 in 12 I have Manchester this sunday and Sunderland the next with Dukeries 30 miler coming up.

When's your next event? sounds like your piling the miles on

25/04/2012 at 17:15
hi EG, my next event is Northants on 27th May, day after your Dukeries......its off road so not sure what time i will do...like you say its the getting through it
26/04/2012 at 06:16
I'm liking off road more and more lately, mud and all,
26/04/2012 at 07:51
yes me too...after Saturday  i think im going that way too...bit more forgiving on the knees
26/04/2012 at 19:38
I'm keeping my eye open for Llanelli again apparently opens up before month end for 2013
26/04/2012 at 19:44
i think id like to do that one too EG.
26/04/2012 at 19:45

the guy that came 2nd at Llanelli ultra was one of the ones i ran with on saturday at forest of Dean.

26/04/2012 at 19:47

Howdy folks - well, I survived Paris in one piece, so this will be my next race. There's the little matter of running from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh next month, but that's a holiday, not a race, so it doesn't count (and it takes a week).

I really need to have a proper look at the route for this one - I'm hoping to have a look round and maybe run some bits of it before the big day. Navigation isn't my strong point, so I'm going to need all the help I can get if I'm not going to end up running twice the distance.

The other challenge is to work out a nutrition strategy - there's no way I'm running 30 miles fuelled only by Shotbloks, so I need to work out what 'real food' works for me. So far I'm thinking malt loaf and pretzels, but it's a work in progress.

26/04/2012 at 20:13

RR, i like pretzels too, the salt helps. malt loaf works too for me, as does, choccy, FGS on the go,jaffa cakes and peanut butter sarnie. im not great on navigation either. what time are you aiming for at Croydon?

26/04/2012 at 21:59
I'm aiming to finish, basically. This will be my first attempt at anything beyond marathon distance, so I don't really have any expectations. My Paris time was 4:08, but that was a fast flat course, so something under 5:30 would be good.
17/05/2012 at 20:51

Seven weeks to go so if you have not entered then please get your entries in. Looking forward to seeing you all at the start line. 

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