100 mara club vest and buff have come in last few days. It will be very special putting them on for the first time. Hard to believe in many ways. I was rubbish at athletics at school, in fact any sport really.
Thinking about it, I still am rubbish ...
I'm in no hurry to get to 200 (unlike brer r ..)
Bring on the Brutal Midnight Mountain Marathon! (I'll be doing it without the optional 35lb Bergen.)
Sorry to hear that news, Chrissi. A sensible if hard choice. You'll need to build up the distance again over a long period.
legend - Vale Coastal sounded very interesting and the sort of event I would do. I didn't know of it but anyway I was coming back from USA that day. One for next year. It's not going to be long before there are races that cover the whole of the Wales Coast Path!
I could try to help with information about the course, though.
I would also suggest having an extra layer to put on as you go into the night, and even a hat and gloves. The Downs seem to be very cold at night, in August anyway, and you're generally not moving as quickly.
You'd probably get away with road shoes if it's dry, although there are boggy bits in places. A word of warning: if it is wet any exposed chalky surfaces are very slippery, lethal to run on.
There isn't much scope for getting lost as long as you are following the signposts with white acorns on and not the ones indicating public footpaths, permissive paths, bridleways, byways open to all traffic, etc, which unfortunately all look the same after dark ...