Dear Dill - it's my place - hope you have a fantastic day! I was worried noone else would be able to take part at this notice. I'm out sadly; circumstances beyond my control rather than injury. I am gutted, having worked so hard on the training. I'm not sure I can get to this point again easily, as I've had to wilfully put work, husband & children second in a way that you will all understand, but they do not!! Feeling somewhat despondent , but cheering at thought of Bath Beat 26.7, Manchester Marathon and Richmond Park Trail Marathon all in the next few months.
Good luck all of you, I will be thinking of you and cheering so loudly from here that you might be able to hear me........
Another vote of thanks Debra, esp for the navigation tips too. I saw on a previous thread that they sometimes pair runners towards dusk. May be good!!
Am umming and aahing re softshell vs active goretex for windproof trousers.
Have long miserable weekend at work coming up, but looking forward to 28/12 or 30/15 Monday/Tues, although slightly concerned that it's too close, and that I should be tapering already. The plan I downloaded from ultrarunningladies suggests tapering from 14th. Oh dear, oh dear.......
Thanks - yes, had some interesting weather in Beachy Head in October. The skins alone were ok, but variations of fleecy windstopper, headgear etc useful. Will look into windproof trousers - never fancied running in them, but probably mean need to spend more for better ones!!
On that line, just ordered an active Goretex jacket, as so lightweight. My ME windstopper is v waterresistant, but not waterproof. My waterproof jacket is over 15 years old now!!
NID: Sorry to hear that, but good luck for the 50k you choose, and hope goes well from here.
Glad the training is on the up for most though. I've been a bit ropey last few days, and with driving around Europe the volume has gone down. I'm doing 16m B2Bs today/tomorrow, and hopefully 30/15 next week. Having to take time off work cos weekends are no go.
Last year veterans: Any tips re kit to carry? Other than obvious; waterproof, head torch, water and some gels etc. I can't face carrying extra trainers, I don't think, but would value benefit of all experience! Is there a formal kit list? I can't see one on the website, and not had any emails from them recently.