wannabe ultra runner?

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

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24/09/2012 at 06:53

Yes, that's right, I had a little Inov-8 backpack.  Did I see you at the end dragging a rather nice Helly Hansen suitcase down the hill?

24/09/2012 at 07:10
ALISTAIR STEWART 4 wrote (see)

Was it a bird, was it a plane nope just WIB at warp speed! Well done bud, hope the swag was good!

funny...but true!

24/09/2012 at 08:09
Maybe... They gave me a big blue HH bag as well so would have been carrying that.

Cheers Alistair! I am still in the process of picking the prize!
24/09/2012 at 09:38

WiB: well done! -and Rosemary too! I heard the hill really was a Beast from a club member who ran that on Saturday and still completed our club's Switchback 5 (miles, cross-country) yesterday). She was finding the downhills hard going yesterday!

I managed to run the Switchback course early yesterday evening as part of an 11 mile run (after 21 on Saturday). I'd have loved to have raced it but was helping manage it instead.

Must do more hill work in the next few weeks before Beachy Head. See you there I hope, Rosemary.

24/09/2012 at 10:05

I was lucky with regards to legs being ok after the race. Went out for about an hour yesterday and could run fine. Back to training for Caesars now... any tiredness from the race may well come out when I hit the track on Wed!

I love XC races! I struggle to keep up with the front guys but a fast 5 miles in forests and mud is brilliant!

24/09/2012 at 11:34

WiB, I cannot believe you were out running yesterday!  It was all I could do to hobble round Excel.  I'm struggling with going down stairs too.

Debra, I can honestly say it was the hardest event I have ever done, it's harder than Beachy for sure, mainly because you couldn't maintain an even pace for any length of time due to the continually changing terrain/camber of the fields/hills etc.

24/09/2012 at 12:01

Well done, WiB, you the man.

24/09/2012 at 14:00

Rosemary - I was surprised myself as I am normally a write off for a couple of days after a race!

Cheers Tiago, are things coming back together for you now?

24/09/2012 at 14:48

On the running side, yes. Cheers.

24/09/2012 at 14:50

Good stuff. Are you going to be entering the SDW100? I think entries open tomorrow.

24/09/2012 at 15:39

Shh, don't tell everyone. There aren't many places.

24/09/2012 at 17:34

i wanna come toooo.....hi Tiago

25/09/2012 at 08:08
Had fun at the Toad Challenge over the weekend. Nice route and well organised, day one and two were lovely but Sunday was rain all the way and a bit of a grind! There are certainly a lot of gates along the Thames path !
Ran a steady pace for sixth place overall which I was more than happy with. Any other year would have had m40 but got pipped to that by a 43 yr old whippersnapper!
25/09/2012 at 08:32

Jeremy: well run! Sympathies for the rain on Sunday - it wasn't a lot of fun for running.

25/09/2012 at 08:37

WELL DONE everyone

25/09/2012 at 08:49

Jeremy - Well Done!! Shame about the rain on Sunday though....

25/09/2012 at 08:51

Brilliant Jeremy. Great running.

25/09/2012 at 09:03

Cheers, don't think I'll ever get a win and be as speedy as you WiB but just following what everyone else here is doing is a real inspiration for me.
Also great to get a real feel of events from peoples reviews - helps narrow down the list!

25/09/2012 at 17:14

well done Jeremy!!! thats a great result

25/09/2012 at 21:47

Snowdonia Marathon - October 27th

It's mostly on road and 'only' a marathon but one of my pals has had to drop, his race number is therefore available along with 2 nights accm (basic self catering in llanberis, sleeps 3-4, if someone takes the number it will be 4).

If you fancy it drop me a line, number and accm free, number needs to be transferred before 30th Sept.


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