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Exercise Endurance 2013

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:25

I'm a jack of all trades when it comes to running. In the last few years I've done marathons, ultras, fell runs, mudstacles, mountain runs and a few others besides. Last year I tried Northridge adventures Fan Dance fitness which involves carrying a Bergen and went on to compete in the Fan Dance race in January running in boots with a 40lb Bergen. I absolutely loved it, it pushed me to my limits but the euphoria of finishing in a respectable time lasted for weeks. The Bergen is a game changer and training with it on my back built my strength and hill speed no end. I still regularly train with it as part of my regime and can run 8 min miles on the flat with boots and 40lbs in the Bergen. Don't knock it until you've tried it. Unfortunately I have another event on this day or else I would be entering it. I'm still tempted to enter this instead.

Gloucester Mara Cancelled and other races cancelled - snow

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 18:33

Yeah, the snow just added to the challenge and sense of achievment when finishing. It made up for having to miss the sleepwalker.

Gloucester Mara Cancelled and other races cancelled - snow

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 17:31
seren nos wrote (see)

can't beleive the fan dance is the brecon beacons.right in the middle of the red on earth will people drive to the start line 

I made it from Leicestershire, it was well worth the trek. Very tough but rewarding.

Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 17:53

Have a good one!

I had a run today to see if I can still run with my injuries, the broken wrist is okay to run with but I must have strained my ankle in the crash as it was giving me gip and swelled up a bit.

Sounds like awesome conditions for the race I normaly do well in dicey weather.

I'll be back for next year.

Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 16:18

I'm gutted! I broke my scaphoid in a MTB accident yesterday. Got my arm in platster with my hand immobilized.

Looks like I'm out. I asked about running the race but the Doc says if it doesn't heal dead straight I could end up with complications.


Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 23:04

Seren nos, the route has been slighltly different both times I have done it.

Last year we ran up part of the Taff trail because the other path was in a bad state due to recent rainfall.  Any changes will be explained in the briefing though and the detour onto the Taff trail was manned last year.

Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 19:31

I copied this from the entry page.


Undulating forests and moorland trails. Wild hills and dark reservoirs.... Trail running at its best! Map reading required. The course is marked but this is a self sufficient race. Mandatory kit is required (worn or carried): fell/trail running shoes or boots, headtorch and spare batteries, waterproof top with hood or waterproof hat, full leg cover (windproofs/ waterproofs or 'Ron Hill' type, warm hat and gloves, whistle, survival bag (not blanket), Map (Ordnance Survey-OL12).

Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:43

I memory serves mecorrect the cut off is five hours.

I'm really looking forward to doing this race again, I wonder what the weather will throw at us this year?

Is it me or is anyone else having trouble with the Northridge website?

Sleepwalker Night Race 2012

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 22:24

Most of the route is on established trails and the course is marked by red and white tape at intervals, BUT you have to be going the right way to see it, and if you do get lost thats when being able to read a map comes in handy. Last year I had the same runner overtake me four times because he kept getting lost. When I entered this race for the  first time I had no real map reading experience so I brushed up on it and got out and practiced and it all came together on the night. When you fill in the race entry you do have to state you can navigate at night.

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