Anybody else got their eye on this one?
I confidently predict that the weather conditions will make it a very challenging event.
Choice of clothing and equipment will be critical to chances of success.
If this is going to be your first 100, there is a danger that you might underestimate the clothing requirements for the night section, at that time of year.
I got it wrong on my first two 100 milers, with more or less serious consequences.
I am also going to be in The Wall, so I might see you then!
I've entered. Only problem is that I am also having a crack at Caesars Camp 100 which is only 5 weeks before
Re clothing, totally agree with Ben. Advantage of this format will be that you can have a shed load of extra kit at the centre point and completely change after each 25 miles
I think that two 100s five weeks apart is doable Veggieboy.
This year I participated in the Viking Way Ultra only five weeks after TP100. Although I DNFd Viking Way along with 75% of the field, I managed a better split time over the first 100 miles than I did in TP100.
This suggests that the proximity of TP100 did not hurt my showing, and might well have improved it.
Definitely going to allow myself a generous recovery period this time though!
Of course, given the new reduced 28hr cut off at CC100, I may end up only doing 80 or 90 !
Its meant to be quite hard
Oooh - tempted again. I've got the Pinhoti 100 on 3rd November so realistically not an option - but still tempted! Took me about 6 weeks to recover from TP100 but since them, running has been fantastic.
TP100 for next year again I think instead. 2-3 long ultras in a year is enough despite temptations.
Veggieboy re 2 100's 5 weeks apart, its all to do with the terrain.
In Bens case going for the viking after TP100 was fine.
In your case the CC100's terrain is a lot harder and hillier so I guess recovery is going to be tight, still worth a shot though.
This will be my first hundred, the 4 spur course is very appealing, and in a mid-life crisis sort of way it's only a couple of days after my 40th . I plan to recce the two ridgeway sections as a minimum. Anyone know how the TP terrain is around Streatley?
Me! No way..Not in one year!
I really mustn't..
Oooo Grand Slam..
Yea f**k it you got me I'm in..
been having a sneaky look. Bit like veggieboy goung to use Caesers camp as a warm up
Does anyone on here have a preference for map scales? OS will print a map of the area around Streatley covering all four spurs, but only at 1:50000. Is that enough to navigate by? or should I get two at 1:25000?
May depend on how good your eye sight is in low light levels. I've found I'm starting to need things in large scale
Is that someone else in the 45-50 age group then ?
closer to the 50 then the 45. Started about 2 years ago now need reading glasses.
It would be an ideal first 100 miler in terms of terrain, support and format.
The weather will be a significant aggravating factor however.
It comes down to weather you are prepared to undertake your first 100 under winter conditions.
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