So if I get translation right (or looked at right google results) terra kiger translates to something like "earth (wild-)horse". Just when I was thinking it was a silly name for a shoe and maybe somebody had spelt it wrong on pre-launch memo and should be 'kerra tiger'.....
....I'll get my coat
p.s. I'm with millsy on the ultra effect on marathon training.
The jacket aside, the Terra Kiger shoe looks an ok 'mild' trail shoe (and snazzy to boot if that's important), guess it may get some attention from people moving attention over from the road. But I've never heard of it till now, which says something about their success in cracking market of established trail runners over here. Also, Adidas and a few other big players have had a popular budget off-road shoe out for years so Nike are playing catch-up on their biggest rivals. I suspect if you look at the composition of the foot cover of most uk and euro trail/ultra races the big boys may be a bit behind more trail-born brands.
Opinions vary as to what's the best jacket outside the really expensive stuff, but I've got an OMM kamleika smock from years ago that has passed every kit check I've ever done and more importantly when called into action keeps the rain off even on some pretty long days out in it. Remember its not just a 'tick in the box' for kit check. Chance are at Lakeland you might need it as they have more frequent bad weather in those parts than nearly anywhere - more rain, strong and cold winds. At Lakeland 100 one year when I was in full body waterproofs and thermal layers underneath as wind and rain combo made it very wet and cold).
Again..... or the UTMB, or PTL? Afterwards I thought I wouldn't fancy another 30m or more. But having finished strongly I obviously could have gone further. So I won't rule it out, but the crowded nature of early miles is a bit off-putting. I'm a bit more of a one man and his dog kind of runner and may look for other challenges home or abroad for the next few years.