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Posted: Yesterday at 12:40

Hi! (Waves friendly paw).

First ultra challenge

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 10:00

If it's the ActionChallenge event then you do not really need to carry much.  The stops are well stocked.  A couple of litres of water should be plenty plus a small snack for the earlier stages.  Also during the day you will be going through areas where you can buy food and drink in a real emergency.  It is very hilly in parts so I would be reluctant to weigh myself down with unnecessary stuff.  The only thing I found that endlessly drinking water, especially from plastic containers, becomes quite unpleasant, so a small amount of concentrated squash to add to your water container might be an idea.

Right justification everywhere

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:18

Same here.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 15:16

Note to self - 19.30 is not 5.30pm - doh!  Retracts angry tirade in light of underseved kindness on part of another member of staff .

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 12:12

I used my Amazon voucher to book an appointment but made an honest mistake due to ambigous wording on your website. You won't be able to rebook my slot at this late stage so a goodwill guesture would have been nice instead of sticking rigidly to your T&Cs and demanding I pay a further £29 - so much for your promise of mind and body relaxation.  Mind you serve me right - I should have been wary of an organisation that uses 'holistic'  to describe what is just a basic deep tissue massage.

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 00:03

Bear will be supporting - but cut and paste function has vanished, along with link function and spel chek.

need advice on my London 2 Brighton ultra in may

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 17:11

Check out what food will be provided - there are two hot meal stops as well as others offering cakes, biscuits, fruit, etc.  Unless you are quite picky you are unlikely to need to bring your own.   Although they do suggest a packed lunch you probably will not need even this.

need advice on my London 2 Brighton ultra in may

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 13:01

I agree with Seren, the majority of PT's would not have the necessary expertise.  Unlike shawk I think the majority, if not all, of the posters here have practical experience of ultras.  Their advice about what to expect concerning the terrain, hazards, necessity of foot care and anti chafing measures, use of walking poles etc. are things that you would not get from the majority of trainers, especially if gym based, or even if running based (I agree with the view that you should ditch your running ambitions and concentrate on just being able to cover the distance).

As booktrunk says the website has training plans - and you can also contact the team - I am sure they will prove helpful.

need advice on my London 2 Brighton ultra in may

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 12:08

I'm sorry to read about your sister and I can well understand why you wan't to do something major in her memory.

I take it that you are doing the ActionAdventure 100K, in which case you will be very well supported with plenty of food and drink stops.  I would advise you to forget running for most of the way.  I think you have 35 hors to complete the route so crawling is an option. 

On a serious note the L2B is very much a run of 2 halves.  The first is mainly urban with some hills.  The second is mainly cross country - with more hills (the steepest being on the aproach to Brighton) and mud and stiles - the latter can be quite tricky especially when wet.  You will be doing a lot of this in the dark if you are walking.  Ideally you should do trail and hill training and if possible get used to using a headtorch as well as basic distance work.  Good luck.

Is running in the dark easier

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:24

Quite the reverse.  In daylight I focus on the horizon - or equivalent - and set myself the target to getting to a certain point in a set time.  In darkness the distance seems stretched out precisely because I can only see as far as my head toch allows.  I also go slower because I am less certain of my footing and also - if I am on a trail rather than road - I am worried I might miss my turning, even on a familiar route.

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