Bear B.Hind

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Thames Path Challenge 100k

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:45

Hi - how did you get on?  I waddled in under just under 21 hours.  Managed to trip over a tree root - worst injury being minor discolation of top joint of little finger - doh - only Bear could do more damage to hands rather feet on an ultra !

Thames Path Challenge 100k

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 11:38

Highly unlikely - you'll probably be home (and I hope dry) long before me.

Thames Path Challenge 100k

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:56

Will be be there waddling off at the 8.40 start.  2 litres def. OTT.  Plenty of snacks on the way so you do not need to carry too much extra fuel.  Route is fairly straightforward and you'll be given a fairly detailed map at registration.  Will wear normal running shoes 2 sizes larger than normal with Scholl footpads under forefoot, a  pair of liners and walking socks.  The path is quite hard and stoney in parts and as it's flat there is a greater risk of blisters as the pressure is always on the same area.  Just hope there is not a heavy mist - on one event (not this one) managed to walk right by a check point as it was completely obscured.

How soon to getting back to running after broken toe?

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:55

I would just do what you plan - a short run and see how it feels - if it hurts stop, if not carry on.

(Hope this does come across as nasty .)

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:11

The XNRG Extreme Energy events are incredibly beginner friendly.  In spite of the tough guy image given by their name it is a family run organisation that encourages everyone.  The check points stay open as long as there is anyone on the course.  There is transport from and to the nearest station included in the cost + baggage transfer for multi days.  There are several events through the year but you might like the Chiltern Challenge - 31 miles pick up point Princes Risborough - 11th July.  The Cotswold Challenge which is 57 miles over 2 days 12/13th September - you can pick a one day option.   Otherwise I would suggest you look at their website - sorry my linky thing has been broken for ages.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:57

Agree with what you say FWo - the transport to start and from finish are the real problems, they just add unecessary stress to the whole event which - apart from a few minor quibbles - is well organised but expensive.

London Beer Runners

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:05

God luck with tonight - hope it goes well.  The main disadvantages of A to B runs as far I can see is that it means you have to run with all your gear and the route needs to be very straight forward.  Hash pubs let us store baggage and the marked trail means you can always back track if you get hoplessly lost or just fed up.

London Beer Runners

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:42

Hashers have been going quite some time and have groups worldwide so changing their name isn't really necessary.  Also I thought that certain studies showed that beer was an ideal post run drink!

London Beer Runners

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 22:22

Although anything that encourages beer and running must be supported (waves to Womble).

London Beer Runners

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 16:33

Although some runs do incorporate beer stops the drinking is usually at the end of the run where the social aspect takes over.  Some hashes are more running orientated than others.  The main advantage of hashing is that it really does cater for all runners (and drinkers) with the run designed so that the fast and furious get some serious running done whilst the rest can go at their own pace (same applies to drinking - non drinkers welcome).

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