Bear B.Hind

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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:24

Waves back (belatedly)!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 18:36

JC - I know what a nasty piece of work you are from personal experience - hope others find out soon.

Pony Express 2016 - Newbie in every respect

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 13:45

Although this is compulsory for a lot of ultras and sensible advice, in the case of this event you can probably get away with a lot less.  It's 30 miles each day in early May and even Bear manages to waddle to the end in daylight on day 1 - day 2 starts even earlier so the headtorch is not cumpulsory, although a small torch is advisable as you might need it if you need to get to get up in the night and you may as well carry it with you..  At that time of year a light waterproof/windproof jacket should suffice, although buffs are always useful, ditto space blanket.  The route passes along or near roads at fairly frequent stages and Being a Bank Holiday weekend there are usually quite a lot of people around so it is unlikely you will find yourself stranded for long.  The only thing Neil insists on for this event is a fully charged mobile phone to be kept switched on.  One item that can be useful is an old fashioned compass so at least you can tell if you are heading in the right general direction if your gps fails for any reason.

It is a lovely event - enjoy!

Race to the Kings

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 09:15

I've signed up.  Hope the travelling arrangements to start won't be too difficult.  Race to the Stones was a bit of a problem for quite a few due to this.

London marathon mags

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:40

Wheee - I'm out (via email) - Looking forward to the traditional drunkards - sorry - supporters - gathering.

London marathon mags

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:32

Here's hoping I get to be a supporter at mile 17  rather than having to run the @??$$& thing - much more fun!!

Talkback: Running may help prevent poor sleep in middle-aged adults

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:33

Oh was it so simple - elderly Bear woke at 5a.m, - waddled 2 miles then did intensive hour long run/climb workout, waddled home, did 2 more fairly intense workouts during the day - now is as high as a kite, would love to be asleep right now!

Thames Path Challenge

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:40

It would have been from Putney Bridge to just beyond Hampton Bridge,  Not as rough as it got at the later  stages, but quite a challenge if you had only done pavement and quite well maintained paths/trails.

Thames Path Challenge

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 12:12

Hi - just to say got on OK.  Finished in just under 22 hours which was a bit slower than last year.  I had a few issues with my back which had given me real problems on the Londonn to Cambridge 2 weeks earlier.  The path is quite rough and I can appreciate how much harder running it would be rather doing a gentle waddle.  Well done on acheiving your goal.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 18:49

Val - thank you for your company on the first half of the Thames Challenge 100K, but as for describing me on the phone as '..that little old lady with the SKINNY LEGS!' .....

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