Alastair Simpson

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Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:14

Last long run done. 31 miles in 6 hours. Easily my best. Now time for a steep taper. BTW the Ridgeway today was bone dry even with a bit of rain on it last night and this morning. So as long as it doesn't dump down, road shoes will be fine. The area around Uffington is quite rutted. 

Hope everyone's fit and well.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 20:24

Hi Cheshercat: neither myself or my work colleague have heard anything either. So don't worry. I seem to,remember last year you pick up your number and bits upat the event, so as long as you've got a confirmation E- mail and ID I think you'll be good to go.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 19:48

Hi Kristin. No my training has been better however I've never run 100k so I don't know what to expect. Therefore I'm going to take it easy. The goal is to finish the same day I started!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 15:04

Well I'm aiming for 16 hours. I tend to do 4 hours marathons. I did the first 50k (only) last year in 6 hr 45 mins. and hadn't really trained for it properly. This year I'm planning to do the first 50k in 7hrs 30 mins. I'm going really gently as I've not gone further that that before. The goal for me has to be get to the end!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 21:22

If it's not been raining for a few days road shoes will be fine. I did the first half last year in road shoes with no problems and have run large bits of the second half as I live locally.

If it's rained a lot then off readers would help. But it's a well worn path and quite compacted. Nothing is that steep that need too much grip.

Heroine: Hope your body holds up. Better to start un-injured and under- trained than injured and trained.

My question to everyone is how much taper are you doing? Is two weeks to short?

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:00

I had a really good confidence boosting weekend. Did 11 miles yesterday and a 30 mile dress rehearsal today. Tried it out fully kitted up and tested my new shoes out on a long run (with no issues). Half of it along the Ridgeway as well. Felt tired at the end but not completely trashed. I'm going to do one more long dress rehearsal in 2 weeks.


I stopped just over half way to eat and change my socks which was bliss to have my bare feet exposed to the wind for a couple of minutes. I'll be interested to see how quickly I recover. 

Good luck with your marathon Cotswaldrunner. Which one you doing.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:16

But Booktrunk, your a pro. I for one need as much support out there as is humanly possible! 100k is 50k more than I've ever done before. What your doing is crazy. Total respect.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 20:56

Thanx for the advice guys. One thing I hope to have in my favour is I've done a bit of training on the stretch from Uffington white horse to Avebury. As I live fairly locally. This is the bit that will probably be done in the dark.

Booktrunk: glad to see you here, and to meet you at Loch Ness last September.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 21:09

Sorry to join in at this late stage, but I'm signed up for 100k in one day And I am wondering what have I done. I've done a few 20 milers over the last few weeks while increasing the distance I run the day before up to 15 miles.

i'm going to try a 5 hour run/walk on Sunday fully kitted up. 

I'm bit worried about running off road in the dark. Does it make the distances feel longer or shorter? And how does the tiredness make it feel?

excited and scared in equal measures.

Eden Project Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 08:27

Anyone else running this? I understand it's tough. Any tips from people who've run it before.


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