wannabe ultra runner?

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

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18/12/2012 at 22:24

Ooh I am starting to get encouraged by these posts - thanks guys!

- Cragchick - I have just solved the mum taxi service problem as my son just passed his driving test, now I have the "where is my car when I want it" problem!

Need to take a look to the races now - if 50 Miles needs to be a bit later in the year as I have also promised myself to get a good age placing at every distance with my new age category.... so many challenges, what fun!

18/12/2012 at 22:34

Don't think just because you are training to run 50 miles you slow down. It is easy to maintain good speed over shorter distances too. I am a big fan of shorter, faster training runs even with a target race of 50 or 100 miles. I managed to run a 5k and 50 mile PB within 4 weeks of each other so you can certainly combine both! If fact, your plan of keeping up the racing at shorter distances will help you

18/12/2012 at 22:36

Absolutely! That's the spirit! (During 2012, for my move up from half marathon, I ran London Ultra 50K (February), Greater Manchester Marathon (end April), Croydon Ultra 30M (July) North Downs Way 50M (August) and Beachy Head trail marathon (October), plus shorter stuff ranging from parkrun to 20 mile events). For the record, I'm five years younger than you.

There's Ladybower 50 on 22nd September which would be a relatively gentle introduction to 50-milers...

19/12/2012 at 17:10
CC - have you registered for the French cheese race?
20/12/2012 at 08:15
Fair enough CC. WHW looks an awesome race too I like the sound of your own run too.I bet that will be a great experience.
20/12/2012 at 09:44
Cc, where and when are u thinking?
20/12/2012 at 09:47
Ladies and gents a little word of congratulations for WiB who is now officially part of the Centurion running ultra racing team, well done mate look forward to following your progress next year
20/12/2012 at 10:23
Yayyyyy well done lol Bro ????????????????????
20/12/2012 at 10:24
Meant to say well done lol bro..... Stoopid phone
20/12/2012 at 10:28
Well done
20/12/2012 at 12:46

Congrats WiB!

20/12/2012 at 15:18

Whats that then?  Sponsorship?


20/12/2012 at 16:34
I imagine so to some small extent, centurion have sponsorship with companies like GU and Petzl so maybe some kit coming their way, otherwise it'll just be support at races and a place to follow their progress I'd guess
20/12/2012 at 17:00
Yayyyyy I want to do more centurion events. Out of the events companies ive done runs with centurion are my fave
20/12/2012 at 17:28
Hello boss, hope you are keeping your own thread in check
20/12/2012 at 17:42
If you love something, set it free.......
20/12/2012 at 18:02

Wait ultra running is competitive?

Well blow me down with an empty packet of crisps

20/12/2012 at 18:06
I'm not sure I understand your point Spen?
20/12/2012 at 18:17

I thought ultras where just for the love of running!

20/12/2012 at 18:21

 Hey Lirish hows your groin problem? I guess that must have been you doing an impression of a man trying to run in a plaster cast in the winter100. The look on your face said it all. How you even made it to the first checkpoint beats me!

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