It's been a fair while since I've been on here. I used to be a pretty fit mid twenty something (did triathlon, sub 2 hour HM etc) however since I graduated (2012) my weight has ballooned and I've gone from around 13.8 st to touching 17 stone :/
Anywhoo I've recently turned 30 and I'm determined to shred this gut and get back to being a lean runner again.
I've recently moved to Wendover on the edge of the chilterns and went for my first run in well over a year this morning up to Coombe Hill and back in a loop. I managed to probably run 2 miles out of 3 of it which I'm, happy with, walking the hills.
Anywho has anyone got any decent trails they would recommend / know of any 10k races (preferably trail) me and my girlfriend could do?
Thanks for your advice very much appreciated. I aim to have breakfast and pack lunch for that first day (perhaps 2 days). The water issue does concern me, but like you say, there are rivers. I'm going to get a life straw so that should help out.
It's that middle bit after Pafterdale and before Richmond I'm concerned about. I live close to ingleby cross so going to go home, raid my parents cupboards and eat till the cows come home (plus stock enough food for the last two days). But the 3 days inbetween are the worry as we are staying in pretty isolated locations.
In terms of training what did you try and do? I know that back to back long runs on a Sat are going to be key, but what about the rest of the week?
somewhere between 188-196. He did it in 9 days walking last year (I joined for first two of those) and he's a pretty fit. That first day is going to be a bit of a killer for him. Last year we did St Bees - the YHA that's half way down Ennerdale valley before Black sail, then had a short day on day two. I'm hoping we should be ok, though I reckon we are going to have to set off pretty early on a morning.
One area I could really do with some assistance with is fuelling. Living in hotels and Youth hostels, isn't going to be the best and from memory, there are no shops between St Bees and Rosthwaite (the ones I cam across in villages before climbing Dent were all closed).
I was thinking I'm probably going to have to take the majority of my through the day food / gels with me for the first 3-4 days at least? Then there's the question of trying to stay away from full english breakfasts in hotels...
I am all booked up to do this at the end of May with a friend From St Bees to RHB in 7 days. He's walking and I'm running, with us meeting at our evening destinations for dinner etc. has anyone on here run it and if so, what advice do you have?
our itinery so far is-
1. St Bees - Rosthwsite
2 Rosthwaite - Patterdale
3 Patterdale - Orton
4.Orton - Reeth
5 Reeth- Ingleby Cross
6 Ingleby cross - Blakey
7 Blakey - RHB
i walked st bees - Rostwaite over 2 days last year so have a good idea of that first day, which should make it easier, but any advice appreciated!