Ben Davies 15

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Marathon de Ben Nevis

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:54

Find the biggest hill near to where you live, and blast up and down it at the weekends.  

Realistic expectations

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:52

More than anything else, it will turn on how your body copes on the day.  

The whole sub 24 hour 100 mile thing can go out of the window pretty quickly, if you have a bad time in the last 30 miles.   

Atacama Crossing 2014

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:22

Thanks for the write up.  

Man completes his 37th 100m or longer race in 2014

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 21:54

That is beyond crazy.  

Doing three in the same year takes a hell of a lot out of you.  

Foot preparation for ultra's / adventure racing

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 22:17

Peronel, apparently Blackbeard used to drink rum laced with gunpowder.  What exactly does the gunpowder do?

Sandstone Way Ultra

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 22:15

Peer group pressure is a terrible thing!

The Hill

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 22:15

In the inaugural event there was a serious question about whether it was doable, and only one finisher. This year we have three finishers, and battle for a course record is firmly established.  

Foot preparation for ultra's / adventure racing

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 21:57

When I worked as a dustbin man, a lot of the guys used to soak their feet in vinegar to pickle the skin. 

Bare Knuckle boxers in the 19th century, used to soak their hands in turpentine, or a mixture of vitriol and gunpowder.  

Perhaps we are missing a trick here?

Sandstone Way Ultra

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 21:53

This race has 100k and 200k options, and best of all it takes place in October, where there is a bit of a paucity of hard ultras. It is based on a mountain bike trail, and we all know that ultra runners can go where mountain bikes fear to tread. I might give it a go!

The Hill

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 22:31

This is one of the more exciting races to watch unfolding online.  

Will be interesting to see how many if any people finish this year!


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