Cragchick, yep...ate a lot (also drank too much). I did one very easy 5 miler and one gym session with lots of stretching but nothing else. The main thing is as you say, the ultra's are very different and I reckon your marathon training will transfer across quite well. I am V50 category so if I can recover in 6 days then you should be fine...but then I don't have two little ones to look after either!
I am also doing London this coming year and am considering Fellsman...but I haven't as yet checked with Mrs MB, who I suspect may have other ideas as there is a birthday in question ...and whether it is mine or hers makes no difference as to what I get permission for! Also I am currently in severe brownie point defecit so need to redeem myself before broaching the subject
Hi ultra debbo, managed to come in at 8:19 which I am over the moon with. However, I guess with events like this you sometimes have a good day when everthing comes together and at other times it's a complete pile of poo. Analyse as you do you can never seem to work out why...or at least I never do.
Matt, another hill is fine...particularly if it misses out the long drag up the fire road. I found that very challenging the second time around, particularly as by then I was out on my own with nobody else in sight.
The marshalls were fantastic and whilst Julian may have glycol in his bloodstream I still didn't envey him on top of the hill all day.
A big thank you to Matt and all at Likeys for a fantastic event.
Also thank to all of you for making me feel very welcome, in particular as this was my first time at this distance. I was fortunate to get back to base wihout needing my head torch but the deepest respect for those who struggled in in the dark and the rain.
Think the interval sessions at the club tonight might be quite a challenge.
Thinking about next year...maybe Matt could throw in another hill somewhere just to keep it interesting
SJ, my target time is 4:30 but having had 2 weeks pretty serious mountaineering before hand I am not sure how it will affect me. At least I will be acclimatised! Also, as with all events in mountains, the weather plays it's own role so the best laid plans can go seriously awry. My only real concern is that I will not get there until late on the Friday...so I hope I can manage so sleep on the train from Geneva.
NickyH, I would have thought your training in the Lakes is pretty near ideal. My training is all around Milton Keynes area, which is not note for hills and I don't think there will be many roundabouts Having said that I have managed a few fell races this year and I did two legs of a Bob Graham support last month.