wannabe ultra runner?

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09/01/2013 at 17:55

I dont like bladders tho as you know

09/01/2013 at 18:00


Maybe that one.   Expensive but should cover all races especially when i keep my OMM 15L



Not as expensive


09/01/2013 at 18:00

Did i say I did not like bladders!?!?

09/01/2013 at 18:12

Cant have Nutella It's chocolate! The jar is handy tho!

09/01/2013 at 18:26
Looks good spen. I am very happy with my ultraspire pack.
10/01/2013 at 10:55

Spen - Raidlight have just updated the Olmo 20l, I think though to be more MdS specific, not sure of the front pouch is detachable or not:


Also Ultimate Direction seem to be getting quite a following (they also have some packs designed by Scott Jurek and Anton Krupika), I like the look of the look of the Diablo and Highline as have bladder and bottles.

As ever the price in $ look pretty good no doubt when they reach the UK they will defy the exchange rate though and be expensive.

10/01/2013 at 13:57

Alistair you like to collect cardboard?

You do not have to get them in America tho,  buy them here.

10/01/2013 at 13:59

I think Alistair meant when they are available here they will be more expensive than the price suggests in $.

10/01/2013 at 14:30
I don't think the Nathan vest was too bad price wise
I'm liking the ultra glow bottles I've seen - they are ultra spire i think?
10/01/2013 at 17:04
Would love to try the Anton Krupicka Ultimate Direction pack. Looks great and very light!
10/01/2013 at 17:48
Well had another scan today, ultrasound this time, and the consultant is happy it isn't a hernia, so that's good news. What isn't great news though is that he has no idea what it is so I'm no further along than before, he did say there's some damage to a tendon sheath that a steroid injection would help but after nearly thirty five years of sport I'm not keen on starting taking steroidal injections now
Edited: 10/01/2013 at 17:48
10/01/2013 at 18:52
Oh dear Lirish :/ whatcha gonna do now then
10/01/2013 at 19:43
Good news of sorts Lirish... Maybe grab a 2nd opinion before any injections?
10/01/2013 at 19:50
Feck knows Lou, I could pay for a private MRI but soft tissue injuries are particularly hard to diagnose via MRI apparently, will try to see what my gp offers as a solution. I've avoided cortisone over 27 years of playing rugby, I'll be damned if I use it now before I've exhausted everything else.
I've already cancelled everything up to march time anyway so at least I've given myself some recovery time, mileage is in the toilet though, I'm down around 45 per week at the moment
11/01/2013 at 07:53

spen - Ooooops, that's what happens when yuo are busy playing with forums when you are supposed to be working!! Let;s try the link again:


My point on price was they are c$100 in the states and ill no doubt be c£100 in the UK in dfince of the exchane rate.

Recycling cardboard is the day job!


11/01/2013 at 15:54

Anyone bought something from racetheplanet before?

Seems like some of their items are priced quite decently

11/01/2013 at 18:16

LI, I had MRI before ultrasound for some tricky tendon issues in the leg and the results were very disappointing. Turns out that Ultrasound is excellent resolution but not so in depth. They were thinking about injecting some saline in to improve the resolution but the Dr scanning knew his stuff and found the correct diagnosis after 18months of me hacking round various leech peddlers. I was lucky to have both on health insurance but tbh that MRI was a complete waste of time.

45 doesnt sound much of a calming down tho?! 

12/01/2013 at 18:33

did anyone from here run past littleton farm on the SDW today dressed in shorts around 3.30pm??? I was freezing having run in 2 merino tops a waterproof jacket, thermal tights and someone looking very professional ran past in shorts???

12/01/2013 at 18:41

Nope, not me. I ran a 5+ mile cross-country today in full length Skins and both a vest AND a T-shirt. Some of the other runners were in shorts and crop tops!

12/01/2013 at 21:13
Not me touie and I am usually on the downs training. It is always shorts weather though. Always.
Edited: 12/01/2013 at 21:13
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