I wouldn't worry about pacers. The checkpoints are good and you will never be far from another runner if you really need the company. I never normally run with music but an iPod loaded with your preferred tracks will see you through the night - reggae works for me - relaxed, happy music.
Its not too late but it doesn't really appeal to me.... I'm on the NDW waitlist but the Polish one appeals, and if I screwed it up there might still be time for an emergency Winter 100 - or elsewhere - if needed
My 4 tickets stayed carefully hidden, so I now need to work on getting 8 next year. Actually a good thing, as I need to get quicker anyway. I had a SDW 100 place but have just had to withdraw due to a family wedding. All other UK qualifiers are full but there are some new ones in Europe. The 100k options in Poland and Czech Rep look significantly easier to qualify than what look like similar options in Germany and Austria. The Spanish one looks interesting but there is nothing in English.... All are hillier than even the NDW so look like a good way of getting some climbing experience without pushing the distance at the same time - looks like I will be checking out cheap flights once they open...... I assume no one has run any of these ? Obviously the UTMB series is full, so it needs to be one of the lesser known ones.
Thanks - as has been said before, WS does have something special to some of us - it was also what got me back running again, so I'm only going to aim at that given the huge expense of a US 100m. I've got 4 tickets this time and will do the SDW if I don't get in - the new process makes it far more likely in the next few years. Sounds like sub-24 at SDW would be a good goal if I get the chance for aa longer training period
Hopefully reviving a dormant thread, but curious about qualifiers. I've run 3 but I'm sure my times wouldn't actually translate to a WS finish without further improvement. Having done a bit of research, I'm inclined to think that it would take about a 20hr finish at SDW 100 to get in to the WS bronze zone. I know countless other factors would come in to play but as a very general feel, any comments ?