Anyone else in for this one. Its on my local routes and reccied the course last night. This race could be up there with the Rugged Radnage 10k. It goes over some stunning scenery and will be in my calendar from now on!
Thanks TF2, I'm no expert but these are some of the things I'll take away from this race: If it rains or has rained previously, take lots of pairs of socks and shoes if possible to change into. Also make friends with Vaseline, get to know Vaseline intimately. I was very lucky to have 4 pacers at different points in the race plus one crew. The pacers made a huge difference especially at the end. And don't go out too fast. Its a very long way. Most of all enjoy the experience and make the most of it. Always say hello and offer encouragement to the other runners, they're all going through the same thing you are. Be nice to the volunteers too, they are awesome!
My ankles and feet were very swollen too but have gone down. This is the first day this week I've not felt a deep down tiredness and its a good feeling. I'm very content knowing that I've got no lasting damage and I completed the race. I'll be giving this a miss next year though, only because of the amount of training and time its taken out of my life. Mrs Monkeybrian was legendary as crew but she isn't up for another one, (just yet).
The race was one of the best and hardest experiences of my life and I'm up for another but not this year or next. Lots of speed traininng for me to try and smash all my pbs in local races.
That was an amaxing experience! My first 100 miler, (clocked 106 due to getting a little lost). Finished in 22hrs 18mins. The support in all of the checkpoints was brilliant, you are all awesome people. My pacers were immense and my wife/crew worked throughout the night with unbelievable support. The race was really well organised given the rerouting issues and it was amazing to finish. The cameraderie between all of runners was so cool. Well done to anyone who had the courage to toe the line and congrats to everyone who finished. My legs and feet are swollen up like a pregnant lady and I can't walk but I wouldn't have it any other way.