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Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:02

There might have been during the day time, but there was no one there at night - with or without a notebook.

Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 22:22

Well done Orange8!  Hope you're not aching too much. However,as someone who did it as a non stop this year and last I have a few observations:-

The good - Marshals especially at the later stages- really smiley and helpful  The choice iof food - although I missed the Marmite from last year and the nice cakey things which were a few crumbs by the time I plodded up. Good markings en route. Hot showers and hot food at the end. 

The not so good - lack of anywhere to have a bit of a break.  Very  limited shelter and seating.  Given the predicted weather conditions there was potential for a lot of very cold wet people out there.  Also, as I have mentioned before, the problems of getting to and from the finish - I had to wait in that barn at the end for a couple of hours for the transfer to Swindon.

The worrying - no checkpoints as such.  No attempt to take number when going through pit stops.  If someone had missed their way and got seriously injured or worse - there was no real way of telling until alerted by an unclaimed item of baggage at the finish -  or an eventual frantic message next of kind/friend.

Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:48

Hope you get your transport sorted Misfit.  That is the one thing that bugs me about this event are the problems getting to and from the finish.  The pre booked time slot for the bus at the end adds another layer of stress.  I don't see why thay can't have an open booking system with say hourly shuttles.

Indigestion during a run

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 21:50

I find that I have indigestion when I am dehydrated.  Perhaps the gels you are taking are actually making the problems worse?  Just try taking more water might improve things.

Appreciate a Forumite

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 17:26

To Womble for supporting me through some very difficult times during the past year or so.

Race to the Stones

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 15:21

Yes did Druid's in 2012 and 2013 - although I got horribly stuck in mud last year.  Have committed to another 100K event the week before the Chiltern one so will come along and support instead.

Race to the Stones

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 13:55

Many thanks.  They have improved slightly and the actual event itself is well organised - if you can get there.  Good luck with the TRA - too fast for me,  I'll go with the Druid's which is far better organised and good value.

Race to the Stones

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:45

Cannot believe this event is as popular as it is. Expensive and very difficult to arrange transport.  Have yet to receive link to arrange bus from Lewknor to Chinnor (last bookings supposedly this coming Friday) - which means an incredibly early start from London to get the Oxford Tube. The alternative is to try and book a taxi from Princes Risborough which is a hit and miss affair - last year the taxi did not turn up and I was lucky to get the last place in a people carrier.  I also need to book the bus from the finish to Swindon - again by same non existent link.  No reply to e mail.  Site crashed before I could note telephone number.  Doing a 100K is hard enough without this added carp!

Just fractured my leg.

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:49

wot onegoodleg says.  I broke bits and pieces of my pelvis earlier this year.  I switched from using two crutches to one much too quickly with the result that my back on the opposing side to the injury went into spasm which was as painful and more limiting than the original injury!  

However, I maintained as much upper body fitness and core strength as I could and found that once I started healing the progress was quite rapid and my legs had retained much of their original strength.  I managed a slow London to Brighton 100K waddle within 3 months (probably not advisable).


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:34

Was it the Round The Island Ultra?  In which case congratulations on being able to move!!

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