You definitely planned your "close to the cut-off" run to perfection on the UTMB Ben! Seriously impressive that was.
Finally, I know who WiB is now with that 50 mile time. Quite depressing that that's my 50K time!
I just wanted to finish my long run on the weekend on the W100, but I definitely want to speed up a bit, so have to get my finger out for next year and do the speed work, I've just been slogging junk miles for the most part which as has been pointed out, slow miles = a slow runner.
To give you an idea Andy, my 10K (long time ago) best was about 48min, half marathon, 1.39 and marathon 3.58. So they're all pretty slow. Compare to WiB's 5K and 50 mile. So it doesn't correspond that ultra runners are slow.
I'm a slow runner across the board, WiB is quick across the board, so clearly you can't just say are ultra runners slow - there's more to it.
Is Badwater still going? I thought they'd taken the licence away - or is it just the route that's changed.
For Spartathlon though Andy, you have to be quick - 160 miles in 30 hours - not something I'll be qualifying for any time soon.
God help us if we're using David Brent philosophy to get us round!!
CheesyRider - many many thanks for doing the aid station bit.
Booktrunk - you WILL do it!!
Although I'm in a similar boat, my hip flexor is still pretty dire, but the physio has suggested it is loose enough. I'm just going out and if the leg holds, I will finish, if it goes, I'm stopping. I want that finish though! Either way I will not be going on a recovery run on Monday!
Your 3rd spur might take you longer than that - maybe go for 8 hrs. And there's a few "lumps" near Whitchurch - nothing drastic, but at that stage, you'll feel it. And some steps going over the railway! But the rest of spur 4 is pancake flat.