Thanks Richyla and LNandB. An enjoyable foray into the world of ultras. Have 3 trail marathons in August and then considering the Longman 33.4 miler on 7th Sept. Two more trail mara's in Sept then back to a speedy road attempt in Oct. My best advice for trail running in summer is to wear compression or long socks. Corn fields and stinging nettles are not your friends. Enjoy!!
Chiltern Ultra 50k Successfully completed. Started in drizzle but the heatwave soon kicked in. Very hilly and plenty of mud and stinging nettles. Last 5 miles were a struggle. Slower than I hoped but still 1st VW50. Great cakes!!
Good to try out my Salomon vest on 21 mile trail race. Did find it rubbed my neck a bit so will have to experiment with different shirts. Love the soft bottles and loads of pockets. A few of us managed to get lost so added time and distance to an already insane multi terrain course. Hoping 50K is doable without run/walk strategy and that the hills will be the pace dictator!
Hi Crazy Lady.If you have a qualifying time in the last 2 years or run one before the applications close you can apply once the GFA goes live. Still says refer back in June!! When it does open have about 2 weeks to prove time & age online. Keep checking webpage. Good luck.