I read about CW's PB over on Facebook, so just wanted to say congratulations over here on the fred where it matters - fab run, your crazy training regimes are an inspiration, they seem to work! So you're going to the V45 England vests they are giving out next year (you're the fastest so far)? I'll be joining this age group in a few weeks and was tempted to give it a go by running Brighton
Padams - congratulations to both of you on mini-Padams, fabulous (old) news (you can see how often I catch-up here!). Life changing in a good way! I will be wearing a Striders vest (2nd claim) on Sat for XC. Middle Coro is running U15 so made sense to do the same races....will be a slightly odd.
LS21, RB, njord - that must have such a fab run Smiles all the way!
Padams - we'll done on the mid-week race, great time for that course
London2Brighton 100km for me yesterday. Great race and so well organised, but boy was it hard work. Lots of hills (3,800ft) including some big ones in last 10km and I've seen enough stiles to last a lifetime (about 50). I found the technical trail sections through dense woods and ploughed fields quite energy sapping. My training partner had to drop out at 56km, so it required some concentration after this point. Anyway, finished in 9:10, got the win (2nd place was 55min behind) and set the course record. Great support from my family at the rest stops. Woke at 4am this morning dehydrated, hungry and sore! It is going to take me a few days to recover after this one
I'm getting ready for London2Brighton this weekend. Looking forward to it and the weather looks like it will be kind (eg not too muddy). Will wear my road shoes, hopefully not a mistake. 06:30 start and hope to be done by 15:30...100km, (only) 1400m vert and 50 stiles...looking forward to a beer or two on the beach after. Training partner has been injured, hopefully he'll be ok during the run.
DanA - that is some course profile Legs feel tired just looking at it. Did you follow Nicky Spinks's double BG round over the weekend. 132miles, 84 peaks and 54,000ft of climbing in 45hrs....wow.
TR - belated happy birthday, hope your M49 running days are better than your M48 ones
CW - impressively quick considering your racing in the weeks beforehand!
Trying to get focused on my 100km race a week on Sat. I was slightly concerned by the 1,400m of accent, but should just look at DanA's course profile to think I'm lucky. A bit of advice from the ultra experts please, how should a 100km taper differ from a marathon? I normally carb deplete, but thinking I'll skip this as an extra 1 or 2 kg on the start-line is probably a good thing