wannabe ultra runner?

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

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21/03/2016 at 10:27

BT - unlucky, maybe next time.

Tricialitt - great stuff so soon after your race, you must be in good shape.

Debra - well done indeed, it must feel great to be back.

LNandB - terrifically well done. What a brutal route that was, especially the climb after Scugdale and then the 3 sisters. After a bit of investigating I can remember seeing you a few times in the early miles and we kept passing each other, although I didn't realize it was you at the time. You should feel proud to finish that race and it is great preparation for L100.

I had to pull out at Clay Bank (34 miles) as my ITB decided to pack up after that climb up Carlton Bank. I then had to walk about 4 miles over the 3 sisters and my knee was getting worse and worse, it took me about 2 hours to cover those 4 miles and the descents in places were really hard going. I'm absolutely gutted as I was going really well; at Osmotherley checkpoint (22 miles) I was about 25 minutes ahead of my plan and feeling pretty good. Back to the drawing board...

21/03/2016 at 14:31

Very bad timing booktrunk. Hope the asthma sorts itself out quickly and you can get back on track.

Sorry to hear you had a bad run carterusm. It is definitely a tough run, especially the patch from Osmotherley to Clay Bank where the climbs, and perhaps worse, the descents, just keep on coming. Hope you recover quickly.

22/03/2016 at 21:56

Hi, can anyone advise me - looking at the qualification for the UTMB and it states 9 points (15 new points). What does it mean by "new points"?

22/03/2016 at 22:31

15 points in the new scheme they are bringin in. the gnurlier the event the more the points,.. Or some such rubbish

23/03/2016 at 12:37

Ah thanks booktrunk. Will check out the new scheme. Cheers


01/05/2016 at 13:28

Just staggering out of bed after running the "fling" ( Hoka Highland fling to give it it's full name). Fantastic race- 53 miles of the west Highland way, Milngavie to Tyndrum. THe vast majority is on hilly/ undulating trail, with a lochside section that is so reomte that you have to either take a boat, or drive about 90 miles to it. Features of the race include: Wild goats ( which smell terrible), Cow- poo alley ( as it sounds!- treacherous underfoot after abtou 45 miles), a red-carpet finish, bottle of bubbly in the finish bag, beer and ceilidh at the finish line.

I had a great day- the last 12 miles or so were a struggle, but happy now, set a PB, didn't come last, and no chafing, toenails all still attached.....................bring on the next one!

01/05/2016 at 18:29

tricialitt, well done you! Sounds amazing.

01/05/2016 at 22:01

Well done Tricia great running 


Edited: 01/05/2016 at 22:01
Yesterday at 19:34
Hey Tricialitt that's fab ! I followed it on FB in between tracking people on TP100! Glad you had a great run !
I did Sdw 3 weeks ago , a fabulous route , I too have all my toenails , no blisters & a new 50 mile PB
Roll on ndw 50 in 2 weekends

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