wannabe ultra runner?

share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........

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29/09/2011 at 07:33

morning guys..thank you for all the trainer info...there is an 'up&running' store near me which i will go to at the weekend.Saucony are really comfy for me, never get rubbing or blisters and no foot/ankle problems ever...i have however got ITBS at the mo..possibly due to tired trainers or doing higher mileage of late..

Runwithphil/spoons, thanks for the tip on doing the  LDWA. i will go and check out any challenge events in my area..would really love to do one of those

29/09/2011 at 09:21

Thanks for all your help with this.   I have widened my date search and discovered lots more near me (DOH).  Going to join these at the weekend and will use them a bit.  I see this as a good thing even if taking my kids for a walk with them.

Once again thanks very much.

29/09/2011 at 09:26
Loula, I'd say even with comfy trainers you will get blisters and hot spots if your doing ultras. I still get them even with body glide on my feet, only natural with 6-8hours of same movement I'm sweaty trainers. Id opt for the gait analysis if they do it
29/09/2011 at 13:09
Are there any minimalist ultra runners here?

29/09/2011 at 13:14
Minimalist in terms of shoes or clothes?!
29/09/2011 at 14:25
lol....we could be the 'nakey ultra group'..
29/09/2011 at 15:30
Minimalist in terms of distance?
29/09/2011 at 16:27

thats what i assumed spoons...if thats what you mean Elli then yes im def minimalist cos i havnt done any yet

29/09/2011 at 17:30
I might be minimalist as I've only done a 50km ultra and multi day marathons....
29/09/2011 at 18:37
ONLY???!!
29/09/2011 at 19:00
...have you decided yet spen what you are going in  for?
29/09/2011 at 19:08
Well today I got my Commiserations magazine from London and not actually bothered but it is one of them to be ticked off.    I think the next "major" target is the Northants Ultra and then maybe the JW ultra.
29/09/2011 at 19:09
Hi all, found your thread while deciding what next after a VLM rejection today. Want to do an ultra now that I know what's what and was looking at The Pony Express http://www.xnrg.co.uk/events_ponyexpress2012.htm

Anyone got any feedback on it?? It'll be my first ultra and thinking it could be a nice one to do.
29/09/2011 at 19:18
aw dear, sorry to hear tht spen and miss knees....but VLM is not the only mara in the world..to be honst i have never had the desire to run it at all...like i posted earlier in the thread the massive commercial events do nothing for me im afraid.......its def NHU35 and JW for me
29/09/2011 at 19:21
Thanks Loulabell, I did it this year and had a fab time, mainly because I didn't take it as the be all and end all and loved it being my first marathon....well first and only so far Now onto bigger and better! I would like to add ultra runner to my list now

I tried to read all the pages but got reader fever by page 10
29/09/2011 at 19:21

So it is Lou and myself for the two ultras.  Think I am going to do a couple of LDWA events too.   Dunno how I am going to pay for them as I do not have a cheque book lol./

29/09/2011 at 19:26
The pony express looks a good one to go on the list of to dos.
29/09/2011 at 20:14
where is the ponyexpress one? id like to do a two or three LDWA events before the ultras spen...cant you pay on day?...there are a few near me in Thames valley
29/09/2011 at 20:21
Pony express is in the New Forest area, starts in Brokenhurst.
29/09/2011 at 20:25
Some you can pay on the day others not.   If you are in Oxford Lou it is not too far from me. 
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