I expect that those Icebreaker long sleeve merino wool jumpers would also be pretty handy for this job.
For the sake of the peice of string race lets hope for the latter
Was it easy to follow Li?
Not so sure about 17hrs, my physio reckons with my Achilles problem he can patch me up but it will be a "just get round" kinda race.
Not doing this race but have spent many many hours of day and sometimes into the wee small hours of the night on the Ridgeway path around that area in distant past (50 mile hike challenge repeated for many years in February) and totally agree with Lirish's thoughts on the conditions and it's effect. If it's been wet then it will be a complete quagmire and no shoe will be 'best', it will totally mash your feet - nothing like sucking mud to pull your shoes around and create blisters, BUT yes, when it's frozen or dry it's an absolute delight to yomp along! Enjoy!!! I seem to recall a few inclines, but definitely nothing especially significant ...
No checking it out at the check point for me as I'm away but I have run bits of the Ridgeway and supported Druids Ultra and I think it is fairly well marked most of the way. Although I managed to go wrong on the Ridgeway Relay this year..have only run that stage 3 times before!
Having check point withdrawal symptoms
Anyone up for some 'bloke in the pub' type training advice? I'm running Caesars Camp 30 as a training run for this, but should I really stick it out and do the 50? My thoughts are I could use this to thoroughly test my pacing, nutrition, and gear choices, and still have plenty of time to recover.
Thanks in advance
See you at Caesars - I'm having a pop at the 100 and will be doing it very slowly
Cheers Andy AFCB, no chance of me racing it. I'm thinking of starting with the Midnight 30 to get a long night run in too, which should help keep the speed down. Hope the niggle passes, and you make it to the start line. See you there veggieboy
How's everyones prep going? I'm well on the road back from injury but have now been struck with man flu. It never rains it pours.
Done Clarendon mara last week, got Greensands next week and Snowdon the week after that. Might do two recce weekends in November and that'll be me ready.
Enjoyed Clarendon myself, but accidentally packed only caffiene gels so went a little too quick and was sore til Wednesday - better now though . Realy enjoyed the course, and the weather was perfect.
Caesars Camp 30 or 50 for me this weekend. Looking forward to it, but looks like it'll be wet.
pmo - 30 or 50?! make sure you turn up at the correct 12:00 if you want to run the 50
I wont be running the Winter 100, concentrating on another 100 a few weeks after but will be there helping out to complete a grand slam of volunteering
What 100 would that be out of curiosity?
Is there a special buckle for those who complete the volunteering slam?
Rocky Raccoon 100 Ben.
No buckle... Look forward to actually running one of the races though!
100 mile PB coming up then!
WiB - you can add two laps to the end of the 30, if so inclined. That's my plan, then if the weather is terrible/I knacker myself, at least I've finished something.
It's going to be awfully tempting not to continue though I'm sure...
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