wannabe ultra runner?

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

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16/10/2012 at 18:37

I KNOW !! I READ THE WORDS!! reason/excuse  means the same thing with regards to the event in question but depending on your view of VLM depends on which word you will use.....

16/10/2012 at 18:43
Oh okay thought I was going to have to get DV to message you lol
In which case I do humbly apologise for my misunderstanding of your clever play on words, and hope you can forgive me for my excessive use of upper case lettering when in fact the error was all mine
16/10/2012 at 18:51

if it was a genuine dilemma  for someone and after weighing up the pros and cons opted for the holiday event  then they could use the word 'reason' as to why they were not doing VLM...if however it was me and id been offered a place at VLM but was nt keen and the holiday option came along the the word 'excuse ' would then be apt...see?????????

16/10/2012 at 18:57
I beseech thy forgiveness my lady, my over casual perusal of your post caused me to innacurately assume that you had misunderstood the original post by WIB. I was most hasty to use caps lock, when instead I should have replied at leisure, having first confirmed the actual meaning of your choice of words. I do bend my knee, and hope you can find forgiveness for my brash error, and that we can progress further with no more thoughts on this matter...
16/10/2012 at 19:11

Okay! Okay! Still want to do VML (just once - I'm fed up of having to explain that yes, the Greater Manchester Marathon was just as far as VLM, and besides, I run longer races than that now...). But I'll take the vacation (Mediterranean cruise - surely just perfect for recovering after SDW50, before returning to training for Lakeland 50).

16/10/2012 at 19:18

 aw Debs we are just trying to persuade you gently that London will be an option every year with the same old weather and people etc...can understand the having to explain the 'how far is this marathon then' scenario over and over..but the cruise is toooo good to miss. besides, its already made sense in your mind that its a perfect R&R before Lakeland sorted.

17/10/2012 at 09:39

LB: I know, it was just that I'd got next year's plans all sorted, and then...

Hopefully, if I spend the next year or so training for and running a few 50-milers (and maybe one or two "66 over two days" races), then I'll be able to remain pretty much fit for Comrades for 2014 anyway, so it won't be a problem if I need to rest for a couple of weeks after VLM 2014. 

So, now I need to remember the entry dats for SDW50...

17/10/2012 at 10:27

Ahhh, but plans should always be fluid Debra - and it does seem like too good an opportunity to miss

Besides, now you have the fun of making a whole new set of plans

Don't forget - TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER!!!

17/10/2012 at 10:48

Hey Guys, bit of a shameless plug but I have just started setting up and running races in the Essex area for Ultra's.

I am an ultra runner and some of you guys have already entered my first race the Stort30 but we plan to rune several more in the next year that will suit ultra runners of all abilities. Please take a look at www.challenge-running.co.uk the first 2 races are already on the race finder and online entries are available.

Happy to answer any questions.

17/10/2012 at 11:26

Have seen some talk of the Stort 30 on Fetch already... Will the St Peters way be marked or self navigating?

Also interested in the Essex way race.

Good luck with them


17/10/2012 at 14:15

Hi WiB I am usually on fetch mostly. St Peters way will be A Map and route description for each stage (between CPs) it is also maked with way markers all alonng the route. 45 miles is too far to put signs out for every turn.

Essex way will be similar

17/10/2012 at 18:49

ultrarocker: Tuesday 6th November. Got it.

cragchick: Lakeland 50 is my "absolutely will do" race for next year and I'm pretty much planning my year around that and the recce days etc. Getting organised in advance doesn't come naturally to me so I was really proud of myself for being so organised for once. Oh well, best laid plans and all that - and it may even work better this way, being able to run SDW 50 as part of my training for Lakeland 50.

17/10/2012 at 18:53

Debra itll all come together, just you see anyway , other runs will pop up so a little flexibility is always good. my 'A ' races for next year are NDW50(just because i really love the course ,sad i know) and Ridheway85 as obviously thats a an increase in distance so exciting to get ready for*boing boing*

17/10/2012 at 19:31

yes it is nice isnt it cragc? it changes along the way in views and underfoot so nice  variety i find

which ballots are you entering cragc???

18/10/2012 at 08:09

Starting the first week of my winter training this week. The dark mormings are hard to deal with. I even did a tempo run yesterday! Going to try and mix up my training more than I did in teh summer. I recently discovered a great website http://fellrnr.com/wiki/Main_Page Has some challenging views on training and running style. I am going to run slightly less often, but with more intensity on the days that I do.

Anyway not to distract everyone too much with running talk. Main reason I popped in this morning was to ask for views on these shoes Salomon S-Lab Fellcross. My crossmax 2s are starting to look a little jaded ): What are the hot shoes to be wearing this winter?

18/10/2012 at 09:28

Tim - I have not run in the fellcross. I have tried them on as they look great! I have used the Speedcross which has the same/very similar sole. Great in muddy conditions and on trail but using them on hard surfaces will wear the sole out real quick I think. I was happy with the speedcross but a little narrow for me and could only use them for short runs.

I may have just entered winter tanners! at £6 I couldn't resist  Although I have just looked at the directions written down... that's going to fry my brain following them.

Edited: 18/10/2012 at 11:29
18/10/2012 at 17:17

wib-are you in WT too? well, thats you and me with our superb map reading then locating anything with water and a herd of cows

18/10/2012 at 17:18

if it says 'find the little gate by the stream with the clump of snowdrops by the pile of stones'............then i may cope......if not im stuffed and i will spend hours running around the wilds of Surrey in a random fashion...is it in Surrey right??????

18/10/2012 at 17:25
Lou, they have the route descriptions from previous years on the website. It would be a good idea for you to take a look as there are abbreviations used, and I think they are in imperial measurements too...
18/10/2012 at 17:26

Going to be quite a few of us at Winter Tanners.

So far I'm booked for or thinking about:

  • Winter Tanners 30M (20th Jan)
  • Pilgrims Way 33 x 2 (2nd & 3rd Feb)
  • SDW50 (13th April)
  • Lakeland 50 (27-28th July) plus the Lakeland 50 Recces

Hope that's not overloading myself...

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