I think running in this beautiful part of the world, where you can't go more than a few hundred metres before hitting some kind of climb, gives you such an edge when it comes to running 'flat' courses. Well done for orginising this event and introducing other non-local runners to our wonderful hills and moorland! I'm seriously tempted to enter now...he who dares, Rodders!
I've only just found out this race is being held!! Absolutley gutted as this is where I train but i'm running the Greater Manchester marathon two weeks after this, then Edinburgh four weeks after that. I think three marathons in six weeks would be asking too much from me, but i'd desperately like to run this one....I love running 'on the tops'. Good luck to all taking part, i'll come and spectate I think. It's already in my diary for 2014! Oh, I ran the first four or so miles with a friend who used to be a Royal Marine and he was nearly sick...
I'm prepared for the sacrifices, just want to ensure that i'm making the most effective use of time and training. Cheers for all the info. My BF% (worked out using an online tool, last pinch test was ages ago) is 12.26%, so I don't tend to hold fat either, a blessing I guess.
Sorry don't know how the above post was repeated??
Thanks again for the advice, particularly the nutrional advice as this is something i'm hearing so much conflicting information about. I've been reluctant to suppliment diet with shakes, preferring to take it on in food alone, but i'm now giving serious consideration to adding it to my diet.
I'm not too sure about 'Competing' if I ever attain the endurance levels needed for ultra's, i'm firmly in the 'fun-runner' category and just finishing would make me a very happy man - but then I guess that's a pretty bad attitude to start out with?
Cheers for the advice too Nick, how do you find the time to do all this, and eat, work and spend time with partner/family?? I'm completely serious about this and am prepared to make sacrifices but with only 24 hours in a day, how is it possible?
Thanks again, all information is massively appreciated!
Cheers for the replies, seems it's simply a case of the obvious - crack on with the upper body excercise and running.
I am concerned about maintaining the calorie intake I'll need though, i've a quick metabolism and never had a huge appetite, so i'm eating 5-6 smaller meals as per much of the advice i've read and included high calorie foods such as nuts and pulses and dairy. Playing havoc with my guts though