Ultra room 101

New game

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07/04/2013 at 17:43

I have a new game. What would you put into room 101 from ultra running?


07/04/2013 at 18:15
Have you added poles yet?
07/04/2013 at 19:18

Not very PC Li i haven't met many polish runners but i'm sure they are very nice people.

07/04/2013 at 20:50
Now now Dill, you know the only thing pc about me is my job
07/04/2013 at 21:08
Does this make you running's answer to Charlie Brooker?
07/04/2013 at 22:16

I can't put my DNFs in room 101, because I need them in order to have worthy adversaries. 

Sort of like how Sherlock Holmes needs Moriarty!

07/04/2013 at 22:19

The inevitable blistering I get on the balls of my feet any time I go past 20 miles!!!!!

08/04/2013 at 08:26

Right foot second Toe, nail problems, bruises like a bastard and stops me training if I run a marathon, its throbbing right now after weekend 

08/04/2013 at 15:07

"Barefoot technology"

What a load of BS that is.

Now rammed down our throats by Nike, Merrell etc to protect share prices.

So Nike is going to sell me a pair of shoes and charge me twice as much for a shoe that has half the materials, build cost, cushioning and technical design?

Either way how can barefoot technology be barefoot if I have a pair of over priced  shoes on!

Am I the only one who thinks this is utter BS?

Worse still, we now have endless numbers of barefoot running fan boys preaching this BS to the world like it is some of new religion.

Passing/ramming down peoples throats hearsay research that they read in a book (Born to Run?) or in a magazine. Blindly believing every point as fact.

I am not saying that minimal shoes are wrong and that cushioned shoes are right. I believe in factual science and accurate research (of which little to none has been provided) and I hate to see Joe public getting ripped off by corporations blindly believing this garbage and hand over their hard earned cash.

The barefoot "fashion" (lets be honest that is what it is!) was the large trainer manufactures answer to being called out on the whole over, under, through pronation BS that research *has* proven is also utter BS!

Rant over


08/04/2013 at 19:54

Ditto that..

08/04/2013 at 20:10

Man.... you really mean it Gav.....

But I still like the words of Barefoot Bob... (I think), "Think of it (barefoot running) as planting an orchard; not fast food!".

Where would we be without such words of wisdom?

09/04/2013 at 20:58

Not stoned?

Barefoot Bob doesn't exist you know.  He was invented by a guy called Rob who works in the Vibram's marketing department.

Ok I made that up but still.... Vibram five fingers are nuts. I saw a guy at mile 60 of the Lakeland 100 in a pair, they were all f@~ked up and falling to pieces and the guy looked like he wanted his mummy. He was clearly in so much pain. Trying to scramble up the rocky fell.


I bet he was cursing Barefoot Bob over and over in his mind as I skipped past in my luuuuurvly overly cushioned, "incorrect" footwear.


09/04/2013 at 21:16

As f****d up as they guy who tried to run a road half marathon barefoot.....? and I mean barefoot! Did not even get halfway.... Plonker....!

10/04/2013 at 09:18

running tights.

10/04/2013 at 10:08

Ultra distance track races.

10/04/2013 at 13:05

I always like the question 'what shoes for barefoot running'

10/04/2013 at 21:19
WiB wrote (see)

Ultra distance track races.

+1 !!! i am never ever doing anything like that

10/04/2013 at 21:35

Sausages or any sort of pastry at aid stations.

I love em both but about a mile further down the trail i'll get horrendous heartburn and regret it so much.

10/04/2013 at 22:14

Diet coke at aid stations. 

Do they think we are concerned about our figures?

11/04/2013 at 09:58

Haha, never seen diet coke at an aid station Ben...! Where as that?

Worrying about the weather before a race. We will have weather, that is a guarantee, what more info do you need? Get the pointless checking into room 101!

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