Hi David, yes I've signed up for this. (due to a very painful knee, it was my first ever DNF last year after 42 miles and it stung the pride somewhat.) no danger of DNF this year though even if I have to crawl!
as Tricia says it is the flattest ultra you will likely ever do. it is mostly attractive as canal running often is, although after a while it gets a little repetitive and maybe even dull. the drop bags/checkpoints are very frequent and it is well organised and marshalled. it is compulsory to have ahead torch as there is a long tunnel to go through. personally I thought this was unnecessary but elf and safety and all that.
I'm really looking forward to it this year and hopefully the weather will be kind. good luck!
this is interesting. one of the best runners at my club and certainly one who does the most mileage does this, he basically buys whatever is on offer at Sports Direct, often some new balance shoe for 35-40 quid. I asked him if it was neutral or stability he buys and he said he doesn't know but trys them on and if they feel ok he'll give them a bash.
hardly ever has an injury and if he does they tend to have been collected at a Circuits class or 5 a side.
he does a ridiculous mileage and never seems to be carrying an injury. on the other hand I just couldn't get on with a pair of brooks Adrenaline about 3 years ago, bought them on faith as they were my 6th pair or something but just kept getting ankle and knee pains on right side and had to ditch them. bought new pair of new version of adrenalines and injuries cleared up in days.
jeez. run home from Queen St to south side last 2 days at 5 pm has involved sleet, hail, rain and freezing wind. extra layer today but still less than pleasant. roll on Spring. see Southside 6 sold out in about 29 mins tonight. I am on the waiting list. Boo.
hi folks. are any Glasgow based runners doing Strathaven HM on Sunday? I just got offered a place from the waiting list but Missus W needs the car. looks like no one form my club are doing it. If anyone can give me a lift, I will contribute petrol money and some cakes/pastries! it starts at 10AM.