Bear B.Hind

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Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:10

THe 50 Mile Challenge Recluver, Kent, Sunday 19th July.  Rural laps of just over 6 miles, friendly and low key.  You can leave a drop bag at the start/finish point with whatever you want and there will be nibbles en route.


Posted: 20/05/2015 at 11:05

Even worse in the 70's - in some pubs they wouldn't serve women with pints.  At the one I used to frequent in Liverpoolf you did manage to get one the landlord would come over and slosh it into 2 half pint glasses 'accidentally' spilling as much as he could on the table.


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:52

Given that the op's argument was based on a false premise could he not come back and apologise?

It could be that he is of the same mind set of a certain central London shop that sells the Altra range of running shoes - designed for ultra runners-  only in its Mens' running range - but not in its 'Ladies'.  The inference being that only men do real running whilst 'ladies' only do the fluffy pink fun runs that the op was so upset for being excluded from.

50 Mile Challenge

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:55

I can thoroughly endorse this product - sorry race.

24 Hour Challenge

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:34

Aaaaarghh!  What a sight for sore feet. Poor public they don't know what they're about to be subjected to .   First Lady indeed - the cat hasn't stopped laughing yet.

Anyway many thanks for all your support as well as that from JFDI, HQ and all involved.   Great event and lovely to see you all after not being there for the past couple of years.  Hope to be back next year to defend my title.

Pirate spotting

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:31

I felt for you!!  (I was on the bus).

Pirate spotting

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:31

Sodden pirate heading north along Grays Inn Road just before NUJ building 4.20pm today.

!00 miles walk

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 12:58

If the blisters are on a pressure point they will just increase in size, becoming more painful, until they burst of their own accord.  There is more danger of infection from this as dirt will probably get ground into the raw area.  To burst safely I carry a small bottle of surgical spirit and a large needle.  Wipe blister and needle with spirit.  Allow both to dry as the spirit stings.  Pierce blister in two place then gently expel liquid.  Pat dry and cover with blister plaster - Compeed is my choice.  It is possible to make a protective ring around the blister using plasters, but this can be quite fiddly.  The real hard core treatment used on some desert marathons is to inject iodine solution straight into the blister.  Excrutiating but reported to be effective.

VLM Group 1 Runners

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:41

Might be completely wrong but I have a feeling that it all went a bit sour when they stopped selecting the Forum 6 to run London.  Unfortunately there was such a high instance of injury (up to 4 being on the bench at any point due to unrealistic training plans that) London became a bit of an embarassment.  Cynical Bear thinks they switched to Paris as they knew that this would generate less interest and scrutiny from the forumites. Although they still use London to sell their magazine their involvement has since then markedly decreased.  

Bear as ever the conspiracy theorist


VLM Group 1 Runners

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:09

Keep it secret - but it's much more fun than running!

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