Congratulations Tony. It's really exciting to know one of the lucky winners. I will try my best to answer any questions you have and pass on some tips when we meet up at Sweatshop runs. It was great to see you at Kingston parkrun this morning which was a first for both of us. I can't see you in the results though. No barcode?
runwiththewind: I can also recommend the XNRG events. I did the Chiltern Ultra this July and loved it so much I signed up for the Pony Express in May. It's 60 miles over 2 days sleeping in a school hall in the middle. 30 miles a day in the beautiful New Forest 2nd/3rd May sounds lovely. It is however the week after the L run which I have GFA entry for. Also running Brighton Marathon on 12th April because that is my PB course so far. Hubby just doesn't understand how addictive running is!!
Thanks Debra. As you say it could be so much worse. Already part of the great parkrun community at Bedfont Lakes and on volunteer roster for the next 5 weeks.I am holding off cancelling my hotel for Beachy Head marathon on 25th Oct in the vain hope that I might at least be able to walk it!! 7 weeks any chance???
Having to put my ultra ambitions on hold. Turns out I fractured my foot at Salisbury 54321. Thought it was just bruised and ran the Thames Meander marathon last week. Some pain but not too bad until last night's track session. X ray today revealed breaks in my 4th and 5th metatarsals. Enforced rest and recovery will be hard!!
Thanks Debra. Will look at the Centurion races. I have booked The Pony Express for next May with XNRG. 60 miles over 2 days in the New Forest. Did their Chiltern ultra and had a great experience with them.