I also returned this year (cried off with sore feet on day 2 last year) - very happy to complete this time round. I'd highly recommend this race - 3 day, round the island format gives it a proper sense of adventure. Race crew all very friendly and super supportive. It is a toughie though - every terrain from tarmac to stupid pebbly beaches I could hardly walk on! Get in for next year while you can.
Hi all. Starting to think I should pull my finger out and get entered. Been in this the last couple of years and it is my local - I can jog to the start in 5 minutes, so would be rude not to! Lots of folks on this thread are training hard - I admire your dedication and consistency.
Gud. Not sure about the others, but TP100 in 2012 - blizzard, 2013 - flood, W100 2012 - flood, SDW 2013 - hurricane (slight exaggeration perhaps)... Yeah, ok, for all their races it might not even be 50/50 bad/good weather, so to call it a curse might be a bit strong. And all those above are Autumn-Spring races, so pretty much expected for our recent climate I suppose.
Still, I'll expect the worst weather-wise, then I can only be pleasantly surprised.
Hmm. Do you have to be a retired raver to access this state, or does it just help? Suppose not - you do hear of participants in other sports "getting in the zone (man)".
There is literature about physical exercise like running etc promoting the release of endolphins. There's also plenty of references in ultra literature about the high percentage of folks with colourful histories replacing their vices with ultra running...