wannabe ultra runner?

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03/11/2015 at 14:23

I almost enjoy recce-ing these events as much as the events themselves Debra! That is the only official recce I am doing, but planning a few more trips on my own using public transport.

Booktrunk-you don't need to worry at all about pace. It was very relaxed and everyone was just there for a good day out and to learn the route. I took about 8.5 hours and there were plenty of people behind me.

03/11/2015 at 14:26

Thanks LNandB

03/11/2015 at 16:15

LNandB: I agree. I really enjoyed all my long recce runs not just for the Lakeland 50 but for the NDW50, SWD50, even Thames Trot and London Ultra - which was less scenic by far, but gave me much more knowledge of run routes in London. Very much looking forward to doing some of those again - I may well use NDW and SWD sections for training during the next months even though I won't be racing them next year.

03/11/2015 at 17:22

Two great new events in Wales by RunWalkCrawl - the South Wales 50 and 100, beginning of Jun 2016.  Just found business travel is going to clash with them .  I suppose I need to work more than run .

The only event I've paid for so far in 2016 is Chilterns Wonderland 50, but there will be a few more when I get the ££.

04/11/2015 at 01:43

Damn all you people talking about the 55. Have to give it a go. so when you have finished hang around and you might see me stagger over the line

04/11/2015 at 13:03

Really like the look of the South Wales events T Rex. Definitely on my list for the future.

08/11/2015 at 15:33
Hi, I'm thinking of doing my first ultra next summer. I fancy having a go at the Cotswold Way Challenge - 100 miles over 4 days. I am totally new to the idea of ultras, though I've completed several marathons and quite a few distance walking challenges. The CWC seems reasonably friendly with good reviews though I definitely can't imagine running the whole thing! Sorry is that a bad thing to say? Thanks
08/11/2015 at 17:00

No - you should expect to do some walking! Only the very sharp end run even paced the whole way in long off-road ultras.

Long training runs back to back are the way ahead to prepare for that event.

08/11/2015 at 18:19
Thanks T Rex.
11/11/2015 at 13:53

Hi All Just entered Race to the Kings event along South Downs. Anyone else doing this race? My first after what will be 4 marathons. Thanks.

11/11/2015 at 21:03

I recently signed up for the London2Cambridge Challenge in July. It's my first Ultra and I haven't done a marathon yet. The goal is to go non-stop, but I need to get some mileage under my belt first

12/11/2015 at 09:15

Hello mitiog, DJC77, and RobPope, Welcome to the madhouse of Ultras.

You don't have to be insane, but I think it does help a bit


12/11/2015 at 13:07

Welcome mitiog, DJC77, and RobPope.

If running ultras is insane, it's a good type of insanity to have!

12/11/2015 at 22:59

Thanks all nervous and excited!  Need to actually enter this race...

15/11/2015 at 07:52

Most Ultra Runners I know like the occasional post run beverage after a long run.  


15/11/2015 at 17:10
Richard, maybe I'm not cut out to be an ultra runner then!! After a normal marathon I can just about stomach some chocolate milk but anything else makes me sick. Ah well, each to their own!! I guess I'm going to need to train my gut to take on food during the run so maybe that training should stretch to postern beverages too?
18/11/2015 at 08:40
Run further!
18/11/2015 at 08:45

Richard it's a forum you come here to discuss things not just spam it.

19/11/2015 at 09:51

mitiog - I'm doing the Cotswold Way 100 miles in June! It's my first ultra, can't wait!

Edited: 19/11/2015 at 09:53
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19/11/2015 at 10:45

yes Richard....if you want to contribute then please comment and chat on here..if you are just going to spam your website then please refrain ..


Hi all. finished my last ultra of the season wuith a DNF at the brecon beacons..back was oplaying up so stopped after the first lap of 23 miles so that I would make the pub before closing 


 but its been a good year.....going to do more road work now over the next 6 months to get a good marathon time for comrades 2017...

 will be up in the lakelands for the 50 next year

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