Mandy, many thanks for the advice. I have now just received the 1:50 race map for 4 pounds from Pete Bland so that's one item sorted, I will use Salomon trail shoes which I wear and have that balance of grip and comfort you suggest, so that is 2 items sorted. I am experimenting with drinks, gels and Kendal mint cake etc. to sort out my final question and I will check out FRA site too. I am looking forward to the race although I suspect I haven't got enough hill miles in my legs. What will the weather be like on the day ..........as you are marshalling, I expect you will have pre-ordered the weather...
Hi, doing 3 peaks this year 2013 and looking for some general advice. 1. What type of shoes wouldnpeople recommend, it seems as though therenis quite a vit of track and a little road so road shoes would be fine but then off road bits where trail would be better for descents ? I guess it may be about deciding on the day and accepting trail shoes on trail sections to have the benefit on descents or if very dry before the event maybe opt for road shoes and accept less grip on off road sections. Anyone got any words of wisdom ? 2. I have a full waterproof map, dompeople carry these or try to get a cut down version or can you buy specialised 3 peaks harveysnmapsnor anything like that. Need to carry a map but would like to reduce weight if I can. And 3. How much fluid and snacks do you carry ? Many thanks if you have any ideas or suggestions
Hi Martin, thanks for your reply. I have been trying to think about how best to tackle the day, it is 3 years since doing a flat marathon. I think slighty conservative for 20 miles trying to maintain effort uphill without going into fatigue and coasting, cruising downhill without over doing it. And then do the last 6 miles depending on energy levels on the day, could be goosed by then or if haven't over done it then a slight possibility of being able to move well over the last 6. Weather looks dry And warm for time of year relatively but slightly windy which could knock us off step quite easily.
As you are though , I am still looking forward to the day. See you there. Steve
Sadly I am old fashioned and not into Facebook, but I have managed to work out this forum. If there is anyone out there who has read about the race profile then please let us technophobes know. Is it flat, undulating, hilly or all of the above ?