wannabe ultra runner?

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19/10/2012 at 22:17

I'm loving the Merrell Mix master for a lower heel drop shoe, they are a bit like the Brooks pure Grit but with better grip (and v. slightly less squishy ride)!!!

19/10/2012 at 22:28

I am drooling all over the Altra Zero Drop The Superior at the moment, will need to put a few weeks between the arrval of my NB MT110's and the Altra's though else MRS S will retaliate and her brands of choice are Chanel, Fendi, Ferragamo.

19/10/2012 at 22:44
I think you two are going a LOT lower than me
20/10/2012 at 09:18

ultrarocker..... I wont say anything about your shoe fetish

Alistair...I have got a GPS download and route map of The Round Rotherham.As it goes through a few villages and parks,it would be possible to run it self supported.IT would make a nice 58 miles starting from my house.

GOOD LUCK to all those running this weekend

Edited: 20/10/2012 at 09:19
20/10/2012 at 09:54
DAYTREKKER - Even better bud, FATASS RRR here we come.
20/10/2012 at 15:06

i think WIB may be doing rather well at Caesers camp at the mo so ive heard

20/10/2012 at 15:36
ALISTAIR STEWART 4 wrote (see)

MRS S will retaliate and her brands of choice are Chanel, Fendi, Ferragamo.

i LOVE Fendi, and the bags too. i have a Salvatore Ferragamo shop only 2 miles from my house............tooo easy!!!!!!

20/10/2012 at 22:13

Dukeries Dusk into Dark...10/20 mile trail race.Having been suffering with a bad hip for the last week.I hoped out of doing The Round Rotherham 50,and decided to cycle the 10 miles to the start of the DDD,run the 10mile course and cycle home.Having been out with Mrs DT,I was late setting off .Having to time trial my way there,i arrived with 10 Min's to get changed.,and missed the race briefing.This wasn't a concern as i have run the route several times.The pace was fast from the start with both 10 and 20 mile races setting off together,The route was a good mix of woodland trail,grass,farm tracks and a bit of road,with a few small undulations.The conditions were wet and muddy.At the end of the first farm track i was in 5 place,by the end of the first mile i was in 2 place,and the pace wasn't slowing up.by 3 mile i was on my own with the leader about 2 min up the road. At 5 mile I was still working hard and still on my own,.At seven miles,there was a long down hill section of farm track,which made my hip ache,but when back on to the trail i was fine.The last couple of miles were done at a good clip, even easing up over the last half mile.and crossing the line in 1 hr 12 Min's, and  FIRST PLACE ..With the lad in front winning the 20 miler

Edited: 20/10/2012 at 22:16
20/10/2012 at 22:19
DT - Bit of an adventure dude! Very well done

Managed a win at Caesars camp! Pace at the front was very fast and the other 2 of the top 3 dropped at 20 so it was a pretty lonely race. Very muddy and good fun if a touch painful after the first 20!

Good luck everyone at Abingdon!
20/10/2012 at 22:25
DT - brilliant result mate well done sir

WIB - already knew your result, well done you, and modest as ever, so I'll point out you set a new event/course record by 28 mins!! Your prize isn't quite as impressive as last time though lol!! You really are running well now...
20/10/2012 at 22:30

DT - Hope there was an extra fanfare / prize for the 'home boy' winning! Well done pal, awesome.

WIB - What is left to say, you are frickin awesome, well done buddy.

20/10/2012 at 22:36
Cheers rocker... To be honest I was happy just to run it well. A huge relief. The prize not quite the same but henk made me a tea! That's a real prize
20/10/2012 at 22:39
Bloody Hell!!!! I bet he was still swearing as he did it though
20/10/2012 at 22:56

WiB..Well  done and thanks..Alistair/ultrarocker cheers boys,I gave your best regards to Roger and Maria.who get another feather in their cap after tonight

21/10/2012 at 13:32
Any news from abingdon?!
21/10/2012 at 14:13

Great running from WIB and Daytrekker. Look forward to reading your full race reports soon I hope

21/10/2012 at 17:39

WiB, DT, well done! Great running.

Short distances for me this weekend. Cross-country yesterday, four miles (Garmin 3.94), very muddy; finished in 29.35 so not great, but no disgrace. Today, Croydon 10K, finished in 45.30, 120th overall (out of 600-ish), 7th or 8th woman (8th I think - can't remember, and the official results are not up yet) and first v40F - so I got a bottle of wine!

Gettig better at pushing on the uphill sections, which is good, and still gaining some places on the downhills, both cross-country and road.

Next Saturday: Beach Head!

21/10/2012 at 18:31
All the CRACers finished wib.
21/10/2012 at 19:02
by 'eck, it's hilly wrote (see)
All the CRACers finished wib.

Good news

21/10/2012 at 19:22

and im NEVER doing a road mara again. WIB now has permission to confiscate my trainers/Garmin/whatever else he sees fit to stop me doing this again

well done CRACers, a good job done for Cameronsmsile

WIBwarpspeed,  massive well done to you indeed. cuppa as a prize?-awesome.

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