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UTMB points - how important are they?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:16

I would guess that they are more important for a potential four point race, than a potential two point race. A serious UTMB aspirant, is unlikely to rely on a two point race to make up the numbers. Even so, you do sometimes hear people who have just ran their first ultra, proudly proclaim that they have two UTMB points.

Bring Back races

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 19:22

It is to our shame as a running nation, that the London Brighton Road Race was allowed to become extinct, while Comrades went on to be the biggest ultra in the world. 

Winter 100

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:53

I didn’t have any problems with navigation on the Ridgeway sections of the W 100, and I found them fairly runnable.  I think that the event could be undertaken with either road or trail shoes.  Obviously there is a lot more ascent/descent on the Ridgeway spurs.  The central checkpoint is a logistic strength of this event, because you are never too far from your drop bag, and you can pretty much have as much spare kit as you want. 


Posted: 06/04/2014 at 15:57

Half the people on my FB friend list, seem to have been either running or marshalling in this event. 

I could see this one going to a lottery in the end!


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 19:06



Thames Path 100

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:10

Extra places for this eavent have just become available, if anybody is interested!

What? I Ca't be ill now!!!!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 20:47

Glad to hear that it worked out for you!  I think that you have definitely earned a glass of wine or two tonight.  For my part, I have also ran the Loughborough half mara today. Your first Half Marathon is one of the most important races that you will ever do, whatever level you eventually reach in the sport!

Loughborough Half Marathon

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:08

Unfortunately the chip timing system was bedevilled by exactly the same problems as when it was used at the Leicester Marathon.  I encountered a lot of chips lying on the ground, and even had to chase after a couple of people to reunite them with chips that had just fallen off.  I hope that the organisers of both events will take note of this, especially since the systems used in the Leicester Marathon in previous years, had a very high level of reliability. 

Charnwood Marathon

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 16:01

That is the hardest marathon distance event that I have ever done.  It was harder than some of the ultras that I have done, and it handed me a PW.  Beautiful beautiful course, that took in most of the biggest hills in the area, and really went over the rooftop of the county.  Nice cake at the checkpoints, and good organisation as you expect from an LDWA event. 

My only minor gripe is that the organisers did not provide a map of the route, either on their website to download, or at the start of the race.  It would have helped with recces, and I would rather like to use some or all of the course for training runs.  I suspect that I will run this event again.  It would be rude not to since it starts two miles from home!

What? I Ca't be ill now!!!!

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 14:21

That is good newsR1cksy.

I hope it goes well for you, but if you start to feel unwell at any point, then forget about a PB and be content just to finish.

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