Just entered. Looking forward already. Was impressed with TP100 in 2012 so back for another Centurion event even though they are a long way from Aberdeen.
Anyone got a feel how W100 would compare against a mid-March TP100 ? I understand that about half the course is the same. Do I need to come down and recce the Ridgway out and backs? Are they road shoe or trail shoe type of trails - TP100 felt pretty much road shoe till I encountered all the mud!
How does the Streatley check point work - can you set up a little corner of your own stuff - spare shoes, personal food etc??
Anyway plenty to keep occupied over the summer - WHW being the main event
Interesting reading the posts of the last few months. I did the TP100 in 2012 and enjoyed it immensely. Fortunately one of the middle packers finishing before course "closed". I wish everyone well in their build up or taper down.
I recall making 2 navigation errors in the night section. One near Henley was just being dopey. I'm expecting Henley to Reading will be still light with the May timing this year? Not quite sure where the other error was, but I remember wading through a stream up to waist to get back on track. I was soaked anyway.
The aid stations were excellent. Well stocked and some inside such as Streatley. Don't linger in the temping warmth though - you'll never restart.
Just signed up for W100 later in year so looking forward to more tramping of the Thames Path and exploring the Ridgeway.
Does anyone have any suggestions on meditation for managing depression / anxiety / sleep?
A combination of medical problems, relationship issues, stressed at work and growing anxiety issues has left me at times depressed - in truth suicidal. Managing better now and running helps enormously. However a major issue is struggling to stay asleep at night. Getting to sleep easy enough but rarely getting more than 4 hours. I believe that meditation might assist with this along with anxiety and panic attacks. Anyone got any ideas?
Is there anything more on this forum about fibromyalgia?
I do not have a diagnosis yet, but have all of the symptoms including most of my muscles (neck, arm, hand, legs, feet) having a constant ache or 'burning' sensation. I have numbness in fingers and toes, some spasms, very poor sleep. BUT exercise helps - during and for about an hour or so afterwards.