So, got a WHW place My 2015 is looking like this: North Pole marathon in April followed by the fling 2 weeks later (fling could be dependant upon delays etc from NP), WHW in June, Glenmore 24 in September. Just a light year then
Loch katrine entries will open on entry central on 30th December sometime mid- late morning. Also looking for marshals so if anyone fancies volunteering let me know.
I have a couple of blog entries ready to post for the volcano marathon, but am waiting on the relase of the official photos which be particulalrly slow Might just go a head ans post with the pictures Mr FFB took which are great except he did not catch me crossing the finish.
The WHW entry is being decided over the weekend - eek!
I am going come down on the pro support team for WHW. having supported a really experienced ultra and trail runner last year I definitely think it should be there as an option.
DOTH is quite tempting. That could be a triple crown for me in 2015, assuming I get in to the WHW. That said North Pole Fling (entered but might no make due to North Pole), WHW and Glenmore 24, adding in the DOTH might just be a race too far
I missed the whole malaria post when reading back My brother got amoebic disentry - not good. He had survived travelling out east easting from the street stalls, but then got ill when put into a 5* Hilton he was in the Philipines at that point and things kicked off, so they got all the vistorrs herded into hotels at the airport and guess what .....
TP, I too am coming to the conclusion that the artificial sweeteners in sports products casue stomach issues. I do not undertsand why they have to add the artifical ones as well as the real ones.
I struggled in Chile. Eating and drinking left you gasping for air, chewing real food was nigh on impossible and the altitude supressed apetite. Blergh.
Sorry to hear that you have been unwell TP. Sounds horrible. Hope you are recovering well.
Well, that was bloody awesome
The hardest, most gruelling thing I have ever done. Combine altitude, windy conditions, heat, epic climbs, soft sand and technical terrain and what do you end up with: altitude sickness and a finish line collapse and oxygen
24 runners started including 6 women. 21 finished and I was 3rd woman. The worl champion stair runner from Mexico city who was marked for 2nd place dropped out, as did 2 of the Chilean runners.
So, it may have taken me an appalling 7.16, but I finished. I will get some blog entries up soon.
The Atacama is an amazing place, bleak, majestic and awesome. Mr FFB loved it too and was a regular David Bailey. We have some great photos. One of the other British runners gave him her mega DSLR camera with huge zoom lens which he went mad with, so hopefully we will get those pictures too. There will also be the official photos once the photographer gets back from Antarctica,
Good to see everyone planning for next year. I have put in an entry for the WHW and have entered the North Pole Marathon. Neither a definite as I have to get through WHW selection and need to sort finances for north pole which is very expensive. Looking for some corporate backing - so if anyone knows of any big corporates looking to off load some profits let me know
Just as I was departing for Chile I got word that I had been given an Exceptional Volunteer award from Alzheimer Scotland