CC82 - great PB and I am sure next time you will be sub 3.
Bains - good to see you on the road to recovery
CW - nice kit. My mate has just bought the Garmin Epix which has maps and routing. It looks good but rather pricey.
ES - good to see you building on your maratjon PB with more PBs.
CD - well done in Dorking nd county medal.
Jools - 3000m sounds a tough race to me. Well done on getting out there post illness
Wardi - nice double
JAP -good stuff on parkrun and long run
TT - sounds a tough 5 mile race, well done on 5th
Lev - new job sounds exciting. It seems your rebuild up is paying dividends
Dan - reps on Boxhill sound brutal
I took inspiration from Dan and headed out on North Downs myself today with a mate. Ran from Guildford to Farnham and back. So 26.2 hilly miles in just under 4 hours. Hopefully good training for ultra and for first time ever stopped on a run for a coffee - which turned out to be a triple-espresso as the barista got confused! I helped the last 10 miles fly by!
Dan it is the Endure 12/50 (12 hour and 50 mile race) on 18th/19th July. It is a around a 5 mile loop and the race starts at 7pm - so there will be the chance to do a few laps in daylight. What are you suggestions on long run and back to back run? .. and thanks for tip about head torch.
TT - I had run Paris but don't recall many cobbles just really poor road conditions
JAP,Joe REwell done on excellent races.
Dan I would say you are bonkers but I have been persuaded to enter a 50 mile race, which to add to the fun is at night. So grateful for any training tips for a complete ultra novice
I thought I would start the training the hard way. 12 miles Sat am followed by 9 pints at beer festival and 2 burgers. Expected to feel pretty bad on Sunday but weirdly felt ok (must have been the burgers!) so managed to knock out a slow 20 miles.
Ditto what others said about Lev and Jools reports. Inspiring stuff.
Good work on the repairs Wardi. I do find YouTube and bit of googling excellent for taking things to part and more importantly putting them back together.
PP - really sorry to hear of your injury. I hope a few days rest and you will be back at it. Sorry, I never got the chance to buy a pint on Sunday. It was great to run with you for a short time at about mile 21.
I managed to run today but hamstrings were tight so gave up at 3 miles. So back to the beer for a few more days.