Sorry brer, I kept a look out for no.150 but didn't spot it (didn't have my glasses on!). I hope you enjoyed the event as much as I did, although I hope it was more comfortable for you! Unfortunately the calf issue, which had blighted my training for the last 2 months, flared up going up the "sting". I was so tempted to call it a day at the end of lap one, but I was determined to do the full race (it was pretty much 2 years to the day since my Dad died). I adopted a run/walk/stretch strategy for the 2nd half to get round without (touch wood!) doing any damage. What a great event - determined to go back next year fully fit/properly trained to enjoy it even more and give it a better bash!!
Sorry to hear your news Chrissi - hope that the running helps.
I'm glad I'm not missing this event again (I've only been able to take up my place for 2 of the previous 4 events - learnt my lesson re the midge spray the hard way after the 1st year!!) - just wish I was in better shape. That climb just after 10.5 miles is a brute. I've never done the 2nd half so not entirely sure what to expect, although I was just looking at the profile of the 2nd half - 2 significant ones - I'm not sure I'm looking forward to the one just after 20 miles which seems to climb 650ft in 1.5 miles!!
Totally agree re the TMW (on both counts) TLG. I have entered it every year - the 1st year I'd entered the full but due to a lack of training/bottle I dropped down to the half! I've entered the half every other year but have only been able to do it one more time due to family commitments. The full has been on my bucket list and I was determined to do it this year having decided not to do another spring marathon! About 2 weeks ago I thought that there was no chance of me being able to run it this year, but I've since managed 1 long run and a couple of hilly trail runs
That's a nice touch brer. I'll keep my eye for your number so I can say hi - I'm 90% sure I'll be there - have only just been able to start running comfortably again & have run more in the last week than the in the previous 5 added together - I guess it's a bit of a reverse taper although I bet you don't taper brer given the number of marathons/ultras you do!?