Jimbob - thanks for the reminder! I must start my training soon. Long ultras are more mental than physical. You have to believe you can do the distance. Most people do not run them even-paced or even run the whole lot at all. It's a matter of constantly making forward progress, not dithering at checkpoints, and running well when you can. You have to sort out comfortable kit and your nutrition. I usually use marathons or short ultras as training runs rather than specifically go out of my door and run 60 miles (which I did do once).
brer - not sure what map you mean. I haven't had an email recently. The course looks like about 60 miles of typical arduous coast path running I expect with hundreds of steps and slopes which may or may not be muddy and then a mostly road section across the peninsular to get back to the start. What similar events have you done?
Wow. Completed the South Wales Velothon today. 140km including two severe hills but the rest mostly flat. 6h08. Any cyclists out there? The story of my day is moderately amusing. I know nothing to do with SNOD marathon or even running.
My next race is the rather scary Snowdonia Trail marathon in July. And then the even more scary 75-mile Pen Llyn ultra (two nights' camping booked and train tickets bought).
Chimney - if you're struggling to do 1:50 for a 10K something very serious must have happened to you! I take you mean 0:50??