Winter 100

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02/05/2012 at 22:10

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. 

02/05/2012 at 22:42
Yep got my eye on this one. Doing my 1st 'long' ultra as the wall run and if I complete that will be very tempted to sign up. Only 100 places available so may fill up quick!
4 out and back spursmeans navigation simple ( if you can cope with 14 (?) hours of darkness!)
02/05/2012 at 22:52

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! 

03/05/2012 at 08:33

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

03/05/2012 at 10:21

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!

03/05/2012 at 12:26

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

03/05/2012 at 12:29

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.

03/05/2012 at 13:32

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.

Edited: 03/05/2012 at 13:33
pmo
15/05/2012 at 15:23

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?

pmo
GKD
15/05/2012 at 15:29
Pretty sure I saw *Dill* on the list of starters too, though he did say he hadn't planned on doing all 4 centurion 100s this year
GKD
15/05/2012 at 22:00

Me! No way..Not in one year!

I really mustn't..

Well possibly..

Oooo Grand Slam..

Yea f**k it you got me I'm in..

 

GKD
15/05/2012 at 22:12
Thought you were, unusual first name stood out on the starters list.
I've put my name in for the piece of string run so I may or may not be doing the 100, we'll see how lucky/unlucky I am
GKD
20/05/2012 at 17:49

been having a sneaky look. Bit like veggieboy goung to use Caesers camp as a warm up 

pmo
20/05/2012 at 19:05

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?

Edited: 20/05/2012 at 19:05
pmo
20/05/2012 at 23:45

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 

21/05/2012 at 09:02

Is that someone else in the 45-50 age group then ?

21/05/2012 at 10:21

closer to the 50 then the 45. Started about 2 years ago now need reading glasses.

 

28/05/2012 at 22:13
What are people's thoughts on this as a first 100 miler?
28/05/2012 at 22:53

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. 

Edited: 28/05/2012 at 22:54
12/07/2012 at 09:25
Well I've got my entry in - my first 100. Entries starting to fill up now although it looks like they've added another 10 places.
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