Personally, i'd go for the SVP100. Whilst not as big as the race to the stones, it's no where near as expensive. i ran it this year and found it to be one of the best organised events i've ever done. the route was well marked (and very scenic) with the added bonus of having no major hills to contend with, the aid stations were fantastic (didn't even have to fill my water bottle, they did everything for me) and there was always someone to chat with on the route
would agree with Ala1n, the SVP100 is a fantastic race. There seemed to be quite a few peeps there this year doing it as their first ultra (was only my 3rd but found it easier than a 35 miler i'd done in june) - 100km is an achievable distance especially with a year to train - i'd definately go for this one (though if you do get your accomodation sorted out asap as things book up really fast round Newmarket way)
Can i too just say how much i enjoyed the race Matt - was brilliantly organised and didn't need to get a map out once it had been marked up so well . Think the distance was maybe a couple of miles too far for me so will stick with slightly shorter stuff in future but would be more than happy to help out on CP1 next year if i'm needed (live in Northants so not just round the corner but think it's important to support fab races like yours). Hope to make it down for the marathon distance next year if it's on - it really is a gorgeous route to run!
Cheers everyone. Been to see physio and been told should be ok to run providing I tape it. One thing I don't understand though (sorry if this seems a bit dim), why do some people suggest heel inserts, which would shorten the tendon, whilst others suggest taping (which involves lengthening)?
Hi folks, am after a bit of advice here. I've just been diagnosed by my GP as having achilles tendonitis . I don't have any noticeable stiffness or pain on first getting up and don't feel any pain whilst running or walking but i do have a lump about halfway up my tendon which is painfull when pressed. My problem is i'm due to run the SVP100 on 16th August - have spent months training for it and have been looking forward to it for ages. My GP said i could be ok to run (he's just done london to brighton with a calf strain) but obviously no guarantees and there's a small chance it could rupture. This has left me feeling confused as to what to do, should i pull out or give it a go? If i rest and just cross train (with maybe a few visits to the physio), will that improve my chances of completing the run? Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.....