share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
That's it mate. No time for chit chat eh Good stuff. Hope you recover quickly but don't rush it!
I wasn't racing Jeremy but it looked so much fun 3 of us popped out at about midnight to run around a bit more!
WiB it's things like that that makes completely stumps "normal" people!Having failed to find a 100 that fits with work schedule I have opted for a 24hr run. 5 mile loop but at least it is forest/trail. Plus side is won't have to carry much I suppose.Anyone done a 24hr before? TRex - never ever fancied Badwater and if the recommended fluid is as you say that just reinforces it! That's a world of pain I just don't need.
WiB: really glad he was found okay.
Horrific news from Boston.
JeremyG - I did the Adidas Thuder Run last year and really enjoyed it; that is a 10K loop and it was hot so took a small handheld most laps. I really enjoyed it, so much so have gone for a timed track ultra this year. The things i enjoyed most about the Thunder Run were:
1) Support the route wound its way through the overnight camping a few times a lap and solo runners got superb encurgement (most of the runners t this event run as part of a relay team).
2) It was really upifting to run with the super quick club runners and the charity joggers (I don't use that as a pejorative term) fightng their way round their 1 or possibly 2 laps of 24HRS, reminded me of when 10K seemed a stupidly long distance to run.
3) Just as I got bored of the loop, it got dark and then in turn got light again
If you are bored and want to read about some of the mistakes I made, you can read my full report here: http://blog.trailrunner.org.uk/2012/07/adidas-thunder-run-race-report-tr24-is.html
Hopefully you will have stumbled across it already if not .... Tim Bateson, Phil Turton and I have had a crack at putting togther a podcast on trail running - The British Trail Running Podcast.
The podcast is a 'non-elite' view of UK fell, trail and ultra running we hope to put out a show a month, much to our disbelief more than 200 people have downloaded the first episode in the first 24 HRS. Some have even managed to get to the end of the 3 hour ultra podcast.
For more information and to downoad the podcast visit:
Defer to next year when you can use it as a speed session and go for a 30 miler on the downs instead.
Thanks Alistair some good reading there, it's the Run24 I'm doing but looks the same format as Thunder run. Good luck with the podcast.GKD - if a long term goal is to run a road marathon PB then defer, if not option 1 and just have a fun day out with no pressure or defer and 5 if that's not your idea of a fun day out!
1 or 4 (which probably amount to the same thing really...)
And enjoy the occasion!
As Alistair - 3 and 5. But if you do 3 don't say you're doing 5, obviously.
Hope the injury's improving.
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4. Mtfu you little princess
GKD - what does MTFU mean ?
if it was me, it'd be 3 and 5, otherwise if you go for 1 then definitely 4 as well!
MTFU - man the f**k up
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