wannabe ultra runner?

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

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28/02/2013 at 17:22

cragc, i have a stripey kind of tan and wind tan all year round- i think thats maybe how you can spot an ultra runner..either that or the tan thats actually dirt/dust from the trail

came back from Ridgeway last summer with various marks and tan lines so yes indeed you can get a running tan in uk -but i could achieve a better one in gran canaria lol

28/02/2013 at 17:59

Crag that was rust!

02/03/2013 at 08:20
Pants! Seems I have torn my mcl I've had 1 weeks complete rest and its still swollen
02/03/2013 at 08:42

touie!!! nooooooooooooooooooo

02/03/2013 at 09:14
Physio thinks ill be fine for the 100 in June as long as im good, but I'm going to miss a lot of training and probably both my march ultras and maybe my April marathon
02/03/2013 at 09:38
Rest up Touie. The 100 is surely more important so good news you will be back for that. Which races did you have lined up?
02/03/2013 at 09:41
I had the new forest 50k on march 10th but have transferred my entry to a friend for that

Cts Sussex ultra on 23rd march, not sure what to do about that yet

And Blackpool marathon on 7th April I'm hoping ill be ok for this, no uneven ground or mud to slide on!
02/03/2013 at 16:20

i fancy the pony express 3 day ultra - its in Brockenhurst where we have stayed in a cottage 3 years running-lovely there and i ran every day there last year the week before my first ultra

02/03/2013 at 18:03
Pony express xnrg? It's only 2 days and only 30 per day. I'm doing it as have never been there and sounds like a nice run through the woods.
02/03/2013 at 19:33

is it 2 days? my apologies jeremy, i half read thingsthats how i end up doing these runs!  30 per day is good, same as the Druids set up i guess as with same peeps. they seem pretty good at their organising.

its lovely there but everyday i ran i could be sure i had to navigate around the ponies, and rather large horned cows

02/03/2013 at 20:19
I fancied the pony express too but not sure I can justify the cost at the moment with everything else I've entered
02/03/2013 at 20:20
They are good, have done pilgrims and the toad with them. I hope there is ponies otherwise I will be disappointed! Cows, meh...( or moo!)
02/03/2013 at 21:24

there were loads everyday in Brockenhurst Jeremy- i had to do diversions everyday to get round them! i learnt fast to avoid them if they were noisy and having a morning dispute !

02/03/2013 at 22:24

touie2: sympathies for the injury. Rest and recover.

03/03/2013 at 13:01
Thanks managed an hours off road walk today painfree so hopefully I won't be out for too long!!!
04/03/2013 at 19:50

Runningfeet - Blackminster half is a nice event - I've done it quite a few times. Flat, although a few undulations - the ones I remember are a bit of a drag at about 5 miles and then a particularly nasty incline right at the end of the 6 mile loopy-loop which always catches me out, and you get to do it twice.  Also it's over distance - you go straight past the last marker and think you've finished but there's still 100m or so to go. www.d2ride.co.uk The thing that always amazes me is how fast the leaders are going - the speed us mere mortals run means we're bound to be lapped usually midway through the first 6 mile loopy...you here them it coming up behind you and then they zoom past at some speed.

04/03/2013 at 20:48

04/03/2013 at 22:01
Dipshit is spamming the site in every thread, I've linked is site to every spammers forum I can find on google
Edited: 04/03/2013 at 22:02
04/03/2013 at 22:24
Right about now he should be receiving his first e mails from Nigerian deposed princes and Russian ladies looking for a husband
04/03/2013 at 22:52
Put a good word in for me too Lirish!
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