Frostbite 30 as the weekend was great, well worth a trip to for an ultra at shorter end of spectrum. But offers great value, with good food at CP and end and a good long sleeve (nice change) tech t-shirt thrown in for £15. Marked route too, but no thrills otherwiseNice route too, kind of a tour of Nidderdale with a variety of track from short road bits, good paths to wet trods at the turnaround. From Pateley bridge up dale to loop the reservoirs in shadow of Gt Whernside and with several high moorland bits thrown in.
Bit like Marlboro - by the sound of it - a great little run that deserves mention in a topic where longer runs may dominate the contender choices of many as these 30'somethings are sort of the "build up events" for many and starter events for others.
Frostbite 30 at weekend. Very nice event from Pateley Bridge along Nidderdale up onto the moorlands and past Scar House, Angram Reservoirs in the shadow Of Gt Whernside, then back along the south side of dale. Nice and sunny at low-level and blowing and cold on tops (as it should be). Not only a nice route, but very good budget event with nice soup at the end, 9 bars aplenty on the way around, and quality berghaus long sleeve Tshirt thrown in... yorkshire value
Best of luck with op Spen.
Enjoy TdeH Nick, will get to that one one year.
Another interseting sounding route Cragchick, you seem to have great variety in your locale.
Hi all, glad everyones getting along ok. Mixed bag for me the last month, i went well enough at Hardmoors Goathland mara, similar pace to Saltburn for 20 of the 27.6m, but I was only as good as recent training so bonked a bit and finished in 4:35 (which I'm only unhappy with as I set the bar high for myself in the previous marathon). Back to business for the Roseberry Topping marathon now which packs in a bit more hill so might suit me more.
Hi Nick, hope the US race experiance kept going well for you and sorry not to make RRR50 as was up for that too. How did famous grouse go?
Interesting one spen, you must really like kinder! I read a similar interesting adventure in a blog about a guy who recently ascended and descended Blencathra via every popular route. 7 in all and some sound quite hairy! Quite an interesteing variant of long fell/trail running I thought though and I bet kinder will be equally fun.
Cragchick - Sounds fun, some realt trail breaking. Like that kind of run every now and then.
Racked up a few continuous weeks of 40m+ till last week, mostly road, but when I got off it I did some good trail runs including a cracking tough 11m in the Wolds using some of the lesser known paths and steepest hills I could find. Very little running last week as Clare had an op, so I was close to home at most times as she couldn't do any lifting and suchlike (quite inconvenient with an 11mth old ), but did squeeze in one sesh with 4 tower block ascents as couldn't get out of town for hillwork. More back to the norm this week with some good commute runs and a faster run tonight. May try and get a recce of of one of my many new routes planned for next year at the weekend. Next event for me is Frostbite 30 a week on Saturday, anybody else doing it on here? I hear good reports of. Then Roseberry topping the next weekend.
Sticking with one long (but memorable) run a month next year and a few more ideas now:
Jan - Hull to Bridlington (27m+) Feb - Round Hull (43m+) Mar - Hardmoors 55 Apr - Woldsman (50) or Fellsman (60) May - Centenary Way (NorthYorks) June - 10 peaks the lakes (still a maybe, the 30 or 46m, not the extreme one!) July - My long run for the year