wannabe ultra runner?

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

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01/02/2013 at 00:14

don't expect any tape to cure you off anything, but it might help you dealing with it

01/02/2013 at 09:33

So, to run or not to run the revised TT50? Decisions, decisions. Latest estimate from the organisers is that the revised route has taken 5.5 miles off - so it's no longer a 50-miler. And of course it's now mostly on road (which I could accept), and it's going to be self-navigated with a route description which -  well I can only pray it might mean something when I get there, because just reading it, it's gobbledygook...

01/02/2013 at 21:58

A very nice mention for WIB on irunfar: http://www.irunfar.com/2013/02/2013-rocky-raccoon-race-preview.html

02/02/2013 at 08:49

i have found the live feed...http://www.edresults.com/rr100/index.php?

02/02/2013 at 09:11
Linky no worky
02/02/2013 at 14:46
02/02/2013 at 16:28

bugger...ok, james is in 7th i think now for his age cat, wib is in 2nd ....go boys

02/02/2013 at 16:33
Early days yet but both doing really well
02/02/2013 at 20:40

overall , wib in 7th and james in 8th so far....

02/02/2013 at 21:37
Looks like WiBs having a bit of a tough spot, James has moved up a couple of places
02/02/2013 at 23:04
WiBs dropped 25 places in the last lap,looks like he's either in knee trouble or he's dropped completely, James is still doing very well
03/02/2013 at 07:46

james finished in 10th , Wib seems to have picked up and is on 4th lap on 16 hours....maybe he had a dodgy tum again

03/02/2013 at 10:49
WiB finished in 21.53, I know he had some knee problems coming into this and looking at his splits from the second to third lap it's obvious the wheels came off in a fairly big way, hope he hasn't broken himself
03/02/2013 at 17:20

Hip, hip hooray, feel like a runner again, after some months of low mileage, I put in a decent shift this week and capped it off with a marvelous mudddy trot our with DAYTREKKER on the Dukeries Ultra course. A cracking little run out complete with a short wade through thigh deep water and a comedy moment when I placed my foot in what appeared to be a puddle only to find it was a pot hole of some depth, waist deep to be accurate. Nothing coffee and Jaffa cakes couldn't fix though. 

03/02/2013 at 17:25

yes saw he finished in under22 so thats good, but yeah hope he hasnt trashed himself doing so

03/02/2013 at 18:56

Tim Bateson and I have just entered events which will make one heck of a back to back weekend in July:

Sat 6th:  Chevy chase - 20 miles, +4000ft ascent

Sun 7th: Coniston trail marathon - 26.2 miles, +3500ft ascent

There are still places in both if anyone fancies joining us? Better be quick though as Chevy Chase will sell out in the next day or so.

06/02/2013 at 09:04


Is there room for another wannabe Ultra runner in here?

I am hoping to run my first Ultra in 2014, (Cant this year as already commited to two marathons and some other stuff). I was wondering if anyone knows of any Ultra running clubs in the Uk and/or coaches? I am struggling to find any on t'web.

06/02/2013 at 09:05

AS4 - I am running the Coniston trail marathon but have been unable to find a plan or profile of the route. do you have a link you could post ta ?

06/02/2013 at 09:23

Carterusm - Please see Garmin data below:


Essentially the first 13 miles are uphill on good trails and tracks, the second half of the race you get a couple of welcome descents these are, particuarly the first, if memory serves, pretty technical, I have seen claret spilt both years.  There is a pretty boggy section, with a narrow rocky trail before you arrive lakeside, where the trail is very rocky and rooty, finally, you pass though a campsite back on good paths and back to the school.

It is an absolutely fantastic race, however not to be underestimated, depending on your fitness level and ability on ascents I would add between 45 mins to 60 mins to your road marathon time.

See you there!

06/02/2013 at 09:44

Cocoa Pop - Welcome, always room for more. I am not aware of any specific Ultra Clubs, most running clubs will have one or two Ultra runners amongst their ranks though. There are some good podcasts out there, which can be helpful, the main ones I listen to are:


Trail Runner Nation


There are a number of coaches around, the three that spring most readily to mind are:

Rory Coleman (look up UltraRace race series)

Ian Corless (puts togther the TalkUltra podast mentioned above)

Jon Steele (look up Hardmoors race series)

Which marathons have you got planned this year?

Edited: 06/02/2013 at 09:47
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