Team entries have to meet those lap goals, but it says there is no such requirements for solo entries. You can leave the course for food/rest at designated point at start/finish
No food is provided, but I will take supplies. Water is provided but you have to have your own bottle to put it in. You can pitch a tent so me and a friend may well do that to keep supplies in. Also in the event of poor weather we could have pairs of dry socks and extra trainers etc.
Im hoping to keep breaks to a minumum and keep a steady pace way below my normal pace. Im a 44 minute 10k runner so if i could get near 2 laps per hour I would cover around 90km. I think that may be over ambitous but its what I have in my head
I'm not sure this is classed as a true Ultra, but i'd rather start smaller and work my way up.
I have entered the Viper 9.0 in March as a solo entry. Its a 9 hour race in Delamere forest, Cheshire and the idea is to do as many laps of the 5km course in the 9 hours as you can. So I suppose its as hard as you are willing to push yourself! There are 3 courses and they change every 3 hours, which I thought was a nice touch.
I don't really have a target, but hopefully go way beyond marathon distance over the 9 hours.
I have other areas of my right side that are "wonky". I am definitely weaker on my right side and have a smaller pectoral muscle on that side. Apparently this is fairly common and is something I am working on evening out down the gym. If I do bench presses for example, my right side will tire before my left, which is frustrating. Only recently started doing gym work so i'm sure I can get it resolved in time.
Thanks for that guys. I have found a physiotherapy self assessment form that I can post off to my local NHS hospital. It will probably be a long wait to see someone, but I imagine a private physio would get quite expensive.
In the meantime I will work on some exercises focusing on strengthening the hips and see if that makes a difference.