share your ambitions/goals/training here on a 'newbie ultra' thread........
Welcome back Ben! Good luck with your plans for the year.
Thanks Alistair, sounds like you may frequent some similar training locations in the peaks that i do, so maybe we'll bump into each other at some point
Ben, just give me a shout if you fancy a trot out, always great to have some company. I am guilty of running the same routes over and over be good to explore some more.
was moving house and no internet ....did i miss anyfink?
Not sure as have only been skimming ... although WIB has gone missing in action I think!
i think WiB is ok, ive heard from him, hes alive, just working hard i hope
Oh good, glad he's OK.
I have just entered this for Sept http://www.trailrunning.co.uk/index.cfm?action=event.overview&event=2013-09-14-1st-ultimate-trails-ultra-marathon-100km-50km after faffing around trying to sort ever complicated logistics for other races - need something that won't leave me massively out of pocket if I can't make it for some reason. Flights and accomodation soon add on hugely to a race entry cost!
that looks lovely cragc!! might join you!
CC - Does look awesome, it's just getting so tough now to pick between races there are so many of them. It's only May and I am already fretting about which races to do next year .... ....
Glad you've found something to suit you, cragchick. Might look at the 100km version for next year - I've got my 5 x 50 miles booked for this year and I'm not looking for anything else! I'm even thinking of having a rest after Ladybower and then working on recovering some speed over the winter.
That looks great CC. Will add that to my list of possibles for the future! So much awesome stuff to do, so little time...
Glad you have found something that fits in with life in general as well as inspiring you!
Awww come on Lou, come and play!!
There are lots out there, but I guess in some ways it's easier for me to dismiss many as logistics just rule a fair amount out! But I can drive to the Lakes, even if it is a 5-6 hour trip so a lot more flexibility. Will probably give the Lakeland 100 a go next year, but am really excited about this one as I've spent so many years and trips to the Lakes will be like trips down memory lane
By the sounds of it the rest of you have PLENTY planned!
If you are a UK based ultra runner, then the Lakeland 50 or 100 should be in your bucket list somewhere.
We don't have many truly international events.
to be fair Ben, I think a lot depends on how you like your races ... for some the mountain-based stuff just doesn't do it for them; thankfully I think we have a very diverse collection of events across our little island, from multiple laps around hampshire waste-land, coastal trails, mountain, parkland etc etc OK not much road stuff but something for everyone, and hopefully stops races becoming seriously overcrowded AND more importantly overcrowding the countryside!!
I also think we all need very large buckets to cope with the choice
Ah yes, my bucket list is getting a bit out of hand!
This thread has gone a bit quiet recently. Where is LIrish when you need him,....
It's because Loulabel hasn't been around.
I could pretend to be a newbie, having run a half-marathon, wondering if it was possible to do an ultra next month, and if so what back-pack should I use.
Now bag packs is what I like taking abouit/
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