wannabe ultra runner?

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

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18/10/2012 at 17:26
Aren't I helping now
I can map read and follow directions....
18/10/2012 at 17:28


.....no probs


18/10/2012 at 17:30


ultrarocker wrote (see)
Aren't I helping now
I can map read and follow directions....

of course!! but you may have been roped into the Oceansfloor ultra by that time-the girl wants your help!

Edited: 18/10/2012 at 17:30
18/10/2012 at 17:31

so at Winter Tanners we have






-by eck

anyone else?

18/10/2012 at 17:48
Winter tanners is now in the diary after some 'negotiations'. I'm trying to work out when I need to start training for it. I'm doing Abingdon marathon on Sunday and hope to be proper running a few days later. Like many others, my training fits around family responsibilities.
18/10/2012 at 19:29

I think WIB is secretly jealous of my new TNF visor and is following me to all these races in the hope that I keel over and he can pluck it from my still warm body

Actually, how much Lou laughed when she saw it I don't think it will ever see the light of day again - how come Seb Chaigneau can make a white visor look cool, and I look like a prat?!

18/10/2012 at 19:30

Actually, here's a thought WIB - has anyone explained to you there's an OPENING time on the checkpoints at LDWA events as well as a closing time?? You're gonna freeze lad if you're standing around waiting for the people to get there!!

18/10/2012 at 20:02

cheers for the feedback WIB. Think I am going to have to fins a local stockist and try them. The fellcross is supposed to have a wider toe box and lower profile than the speedcross. So better for feeling terrain, not sure if this will help for longer runs though.

18/10/2012 at 20:10

A visor! I love a visor... I have a compressport one and a Helly Hansen now. Is the TNF one good?

Yep, that is why I tried them on Tim but opted for my trail rocs instead The fellcross do look awesome though.

18/10/2012 at 20:17

WIB - you can have it if you like, let's just say I was put off by the fact Lou couldn't stand upright for laughing so hard when I put it on....

Seriously, I'll bring it to wherever we both are next..?

18/10/2012 at 20:56

cragc-join us!!!!!!!!!!! please !!! we can wear our Nathan backpacks with pride and you me and rosemary can sport our funky Barbie pink sandwich bagsahem

18/10/2012 at 21:10

Ultrarocker - swap your TNF for a Buff visor then there are limitless ways to look a prat visor, pirate, saharain ....

18/10/2012 at 21:11


18/10/2012 at 21:14
Buff = cool
Buff Visor = wtf were they thinking???
18/10/2012 at 21:16

*goes off to sport ski headband instead*

18/10/2012 at 21:18
It's not THAT cold....yet!
18/10/2012 at 21:38
I don't have a hat. I might need to knit a headband cos my hair gets in the way and my ears get cold.
18/10/2012 at 21:40

get a n arctic headband by eck -i love mine-snuggly warm ears!

18/10/2012 at 21:49
Ooo, are they expensive? I might have exhausted my kit allowance and I still need to persuade Mr by 'eck that going to a spa with my friend is essential for post Abingdon recovery.
18/10/2012 at 21:51

Is anyone else considering the Yorkshire Ultra (aka the Frostbite (mudbath) in January. Phill has persuaded me to consider this as he had to pull out with a bad ankle and wants to complete it this year. I am hoping that Alistair will be joining us again as well. How about cragchick?

I hoping for a lot more frost and a lot less mud! Would be my second attempt at running this 50 mile course and would be good to gauge if I have got any quicker on this route.

Edited: 18/10/2012 at 21:52
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