wannabe ultra runner?

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

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31/08/2012 at 09:33
Wetter is Better! wrote (see)

You are all going to make this running stuff look fun if you are not careful


Is there any other reason

I think the majority of you are somewhere down south ish? I'm in East Anglia but happy to travel?

31/08/2012 at 09:42

I think that is the only reason really

Well I am trying to think of a place where we can have one big loop as opposed to a point to point.

31/08/2012 at 10:01

Yes, loop would be much better, saves any transport problems. How far are we thinking of running?

31/08/2012 at 10:03


31/08/2012 at 13:06

50k is nice distance...can still have breath for talking then..where we going? do i need skis?

31/08/2012 at 13:08

FatAss - I can think of a few options:

Sherwood Forest / Clumber Park, I am happy to put a loop together to suit the distance agreed. Might feel a bit like the Dukeries event though (sorry Rog!).

Peak District, Again am happy to put together a loop however the terrain / ascent and possibly weather at Xmas may take some of the social aspect way with runners different paces becoming a bigger issue.

Rutland Water - There is a decent trail marathon run around the edge of the resevoir we could duplicate this, there are some lovely hotels on the shore we could perhaps get a deal with for the social evening.

31/08/2012 at 13:39

Alistair, I am doing the Rutland Water marathon, good to hear you think it is decent!

31/08/2012 at 13:56

Rosemary, well organised and reasonably scenic. Hard packed trails opposed to off road though, with a small road section. Cattle grids become a little cause of irritation but very nice setting and should be fast with little or no climb until a short section at the end. I very much enjoyed myself and would do again.

02/09/2012 at 07:39

Anyone heard anything about these:


Look very interesting, being Raidlight i am sure they won't be cheap. A trainer you can 're-sole' though quite diferent indeed. You can alos 'customise' a few bits including heel and insole.

Come with gaiter attachment and you can buy a snow / sand stabilising plate to increase the 'footprint' promoting stability (r-stab) makes them interesting for MdS.

If anyone spots one please post a link, thanks.

Edited: 02/09/2012 at 07:43
02/09/2012 at 09:57

I've signed up to the Lakeland 50 for 2013. Well get my first marathon out of the way in six weeks, then start working towards this. Scary and very exciting all at once.

02/09/2012 at 13:19

Plenty of time, booktrunk. I's suggest looking for one or two less-challenging trail ultras to do in between. For myself, I know I can do the distance, but it's going to be challenging getting time in the Lake District to get used to the footing & terrain. 

02/09/2012 at 14:17

There is also the CTS in Dorest which is a good course on coastal path... just over 30 miles. Not sure if would be too much travelling though.

02/09/2012 at 14:19

That was with regard to the winter fatass...

02/09/2012 at 14:59
Thanks Debra.

I live in the east midlands, I should find some decent areas in Derbyshire n the like to get some training, I need to make sure I go up and have a decent walk to get the idea of the course early on do I know what to expect
02/09/2012 at 17:52
Wetter is Better! wrote (see)

There is also the CTS in Dorest which is a good course on coastal path... just over 30 miles. Not sure if would be too much travelling though.

Dorest? Dorest?? is this some foreign land WIB?

02/09/2012 at 18:15

I could put together a Fatass type event around the Charnwood Hills of Leicestershire, if enough people were interested. 

02/09/2012 at 19:47

eeeeek, hides.  Not going to tell Ben i'm in Loughborough. Wondering now if you are one of those scary fast people that keep passing me along the canal

02/09/2012 at 19:50

my Geography of anything North is so limited i just had to google the distance between Oxford and Leicestershire

02/09/2012 at 20:12

Surely only to find out how long it would take you to run there Lou?!

Ben - Will be a bit of a trip for me but would be fun

02/09/2012 at 20:32

Sounds like the start of a plan Ben, it's nice and close to me too!


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