Thanks Tigerspaw - I actually forgot to take some cheddars from my supplies and Gill had mentioned she'd dished some out, so problem at all I don't think I ended up eating any on this occasion anyway, but they do really work for me. I'll pass on your kind thanks!
See as many of you as possible next year hopefully, assuming we get in
Well done everyone who lined up at the start and massive thanks to the organisers and volunteers. Really pleased to improve on last years time from 36:32 to 31:50 and know I can still do better.
Strangely, my legs, ankles and feet are all worse this year than last. Very swollen but only one small blister Keeping an eye them though as the thought of Cellulitis is pretty scary. Congrats to everyone that finished this great race and commiserations to all those who were unlucky.
This is the Classic British Ultra and I just love it! Give it another crack, stay strong and you'll conquer this giant!
My OH Gill manned registration, was a volunteer/Timekeeper (CP3, CP5) and loved being involved. Gill is already excited about next year I think it was Gill that probably gave you some of my mini cheddars incidentally Tigerspaw
Thanks for the info chaps. I had in fact already bought the 2 maps (East and West NDW) I've also since discussed the navigation with two other NDW runners since my earlier post who also assure me that the navigation markers are top notch.
Really looking forward to this, although I note that some friends who were also successful at GUCR didn't nail the Lakeland 100 today, which I view as a wake up call, given the massively different terrain of the GUCR/TR250 and NDW. I'm taking absolutely nothing for granted!
I secured a late slot for the NDW100 but this will be my first 100 and on what is obviously a difficult course. I have done a training session with Robbie Britton some months ago on Box Hill, but haven't done any Recce's at all of the course.
I'm not unduly concerned about the distance, having completed GUCR and TR250 this year, but I realise that this is a different type of challenge altogether, so I'm not taking anything for granted!
I'm really looking forward to this and can't wait to get cracking. I think I'll be donning leggings from around 60 mile onwards to deal with the nettles and potentially cold night, as I did with last two events.
I must admit I am concerned about the navigation, not having had the chance to recce any of the route. I'd have liked a pacer from 50 miles but haven't had any joy finding one so far. Think I'll have to tag on to someone who looks like they know what they're doing, hang on and hope that they're right
All the best to to everyone running or supporting!