wannabe ultra runner?

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

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14/07/2013 at 11:19

I think that the short guy on the Virgin advert who tries to race against Usain Bolt, has picked the wrong distance. 

He probably has the makings of a competent ultra runner, and he might have a Lakeland 100 finish in him. 

14/07/2013 at 12:02

Yes Tigs indeed we are doing Downs link not classed as a biggy though , as you say a nice jaunt and yes the medals look nice . I like the shape and colour as I don't have a green ribbon I don't think

14/07/2013 at 12:03

Why  else would we do it all if not for the bling ?!

Edited: 14/07/2013 at 12:04
14/07/2013 at 12:05

Griff , are u looking forward to it ?

14/07/2013 at 16:23

Jezzlar, hi. The short answer is "not really" - but then you probably knew that. On the other hand, if you absolutely want to do it, then you might be able to get round on a run/walk with lots of walking...

Griffo: good luck.


14/07/2013 at 22:04

Cheers Debra Bourne it is nice to have someone else say what I was thinking!

15/07/2013 at 11:25

cheers Loulabell,Debra yss i am looking forward to it and its a bit scary aswell

21/07/2013 at 07:35

Hey, everyone, trust you are all well! Lots of great running going on, superb. I'm now rested from The West Highland Way Race and Coniston Trail Marathon and ready to get a few weeks of tough training done ready for The British Ultrafest.

You can read my West Highland Way Race write up here:


24/07/2013 at 13:39

Jezzlar i'm in similar boat, only a few years of running experience, had entered the hardmoors 60 which is about 8 weeks away I've had ITB knee issues since not long after completing my first ultra in May & frustratingly will not be fit. Think that may even be it for the year unless anyone knows of a good ultra october/november time?

24/07/2013 at 14:17

Caesars camp. Oct 20th.

Winter 100. Nov sometime.

25/07/2013 at 07:51

WiB , you may want to warn Rosko of Henks beautiful RD skills first.......

05/08/2013 at 09:05

Hi guys, more advice needed! Hopefully one day I will be able to return the favours! Do any of you do cross/ weight training to aid your running. If so what do you do? And when do you fit it during the week in regard of it not impacting on your running?cheers

05/08/2013 at 22:16

Thanks CC, shame WHW was a no go for you, I was looking forward to a natter. Ultimate Trails Lakeland looks like just about as good a substitue as you could hope for though.

Should suit you with all that climb. Course looks great, lots of evenly spaced aid stations too, which I like, fits nicely with my just get to the next stop approach.

I fancied something a bit quicker, after WHW and my upcoming 48HR so am running the SVP100 same day.

05/08/2013 at 23:22

Anyone on here doing Ridgeway 85?  That's my next ultra. Only 18 days away - eek!


Better get some training in ...

06/08/2013 at 08:09

Pfft... Ages yet T Rex, don't panic.. Think about it maybe next week huh?

08/08/2013 at 11:07

Ey up!

*waves to loulabell*

I've had a recent and unexpected turn towards ultra running (or ultra bimbling as I call it...) so thought I'd pop in and say hello

I did the 40 mile Grim Reaper on Friday, and am still suffering! But despite the limp, I'm looking for another race to enter.

So anyway... hello!

09/08/2013 at 13:50

ultra bookie?? is that you STBW? 

09/08/2013 at 17:20

hi ultra bookie,Im the same,but we beat the Reaper 40 what time did you do ,i was 8.16.24        i came in 20th

10/08/2013 at 09:50

Thanks cragchick for advice, I once did a Pilates class and never sweated so much on a exercise mat before! Starting with some crunches and plank And build up gradually! I have just got a indoor rower which I hope will help arms and shoulders! Cheers

11/08/2013 at 09:30

PCP, I do Zumba fitness now too and oh my goodness!!

I admit I had preconceived ideas of it being a ' dancy aerobic class that was not too taxing' . wrong! I go to a high intensity class and as you say ive never sweated so much in one room! its very very good for cardio as it just builds up and up  until you think you've run out of oxygen!


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