Your ultra running objectives for 2012

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24/12/2011 at 13:29

What are they?

Where to you hope to be at by xmas 2012?

I had a particularly good 2011, which saw me complete my first 50 miler and my first 100.  That is going to be a tough act to follow up on. 

24/12/2011 at 13:38

hi Ben, you made a big dent on ultras in 2011 thenmy targets are to complete my first marathon, then my first 35mile ultra and my first 50miler in August...may see you in 2012 for an ultra

seren nos    pirate
24/12/2011 at 15:13
I am cutting back on running in 2012 to concentrate on ultra triathlons...doing a double ironman in only ultras prior will be the Wye 50 in not booking anything up this year post June as want to let my body recover properly without heading into the next big challenge......
Ultra AJH    pirate
24/12/2011 at 15:14
My challenge will be to complete a 100 miler. That's it.
24/12/2011 at 15:43
I'm going to wait and see how my 50 in Feb goes, before making any further plans. Although The Wall is definitely in the back of my mind, as is the holy grail that is the 100.
Great 2011 Ben.
Good luck with the ultra triathlons, Seren, I think they may lay in wait for me too.
24/12/2011 at 16:31

My main challenge this year is to do a 50 miler with lots of miles in the legs.  Heres hoping to an injury free year.

24/12/2011 at 17:06
Pilgrims challenge then Comrades........periodically wonder what on earth I was thinking! Oh and the grizzly - not an ultra I know but it's quite tough apparently!
26/12/2011 at 12:12
Im hoping to build slowly, first 30+ in Feb, then Round the Rock in July. Wait and see how that goes. A few more trail marathons through the year. I'm not in a hurry but will get to the 100 sooner or later, probably
26/12/2011 at 12:29
The Grizzly is great! It's the perfect warm up for any ultra!
I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to overcome present tendon problems and be able to run ultras again this year. I feel so lucky to be able to when I can!
My current dilemma is whether to cancel my Pilgrims entry or whether I'll be miraculously cured and back up to some good miles in time. :-/
27/12/2011 at 16:56
My first ultra is Country to Capital, 44 miles in January.  So I'll see how that goes before making any brave predictions for the rest of the year!
27/12/2011 at 17:43
Good luck with that, Andy. I have my first one in February, so please come back with some advice following your event.
27/12/2011 at 19:09
TH2: thanks very much, will do.  Which one are you doing in February?
27/12/2011 at 19:30
The Thames Trot, mate. Of course if you find your one hellish, try to make it sound easy.
27/12/2011 at 20:46
Got my first, "baby", ultra 19th Feb (London 50K) then hopefully NDW 50 in August. Probably Croydon half, and maybe a marathon in late spring.
28/12/2011 at 11:41
TH2 - will do - I'm sure these ultras are pretty straighforward
28/12/2011 at 14:54
One goal, to get through the Thames 100 in march in one piece!
28/12/2011 at 16:46
Tiago Hefner 2 wrote (see)
The Thames Trot, mate. Of course if you find your one hellish, try to make it sound easy.

i second that.....please tell me they are all brilliant and you would run them again instantly . i am very excited at seeing my name on NDW50 list now and want to remain boingy until the very day
29/12/2011 at 09:05

Hi Guys,

My target is to complete the clyde stride 40 this year having only done 30 last year.  I think I have learned a lot from it though.  Any training plans you could suggest?



29/12/2011 at 18:49
London Ultra, NDW50 and at least one marathon a month on the other months.  The idea of swimming in cold dark water puts me off Triathlons, but hats off to all you Pirates!
29/12/2011 at 20:03

Two goals: 1 complete the NDW50 (my first ultra) 2  complete it under the cut off

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