Hi ultraBobban, hopefully I will see you there. I did the White Cliffs 50 with them and we had some difficulties with the directions, so hopefully these have been ironed out but I do have to say the whole team behind the Saxon Shore Ultras are ace. This should be a good and fun run through a reasonably challenging route, plus its my first 100 miler, I'm only a bit terrified and can't believe there are currently less than 20 of us doing it!
Hi Ian, I'm so concerned about losing my way I'm contemplating one of those Garmin Dakota things ... I did the White Cliffs 50 this year and ended up running 60 miles instead! And my Forerunner 410 was next to useless if you started going the wrong way
Thanks Weedy, I heard that last year some of the conditions on The Wall were pretty horrendous - perhaps challenging would be a more charitable term and having been caught out by some of the terrible conditions during the White Cliffs 50 I'm thinking that some sensible trails shoes might be in order.
I also don't think my normal road shoes (Newton Distance) would be up to the challenge
I'm currently wondering what to run The Wall in? I've recently bought some Speedcross 3 for trail running but bit concerned they might not be suitable for the multi terrain nature of the event. I ran my last ultra in my Vibram FiveFingers Komodo and Merrell Glove, the latter of which caused me some problems by not having enough protection when I rolled my foot badly. I'm wondering if I should go for the combination approach again or simply stick to the VFFs
I was a huge fan on the original Adios and ran for over 1,000 miles in my original pair - raced my first marathon in them too. When I replaced them with my Adios 2 though I was sorely disappointed - they just didn't fit the same or feel as minimal. The Adios Boost though look pretty damn good, the question is are they good enough to tempt me out of my Newton Distance?