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Qualifying rules

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 23:02

Centurion permits you to complete a qualifying event after entering the race.  

Just sign up for the event, and find some sort of marathon, between now and the date of the race.  

Recommendations for 1st 50k

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 21:08

OK I will throw out a few ideas.  

The Dukeries Ultra in Nottinghamshire has 30 and 40 mile options, and it is a nice event, not too far from you.  

The Northants Shires and Spires 35, was my first ultra, and I can recommend it.  

If you want something sooner, and don't mind traveling, you could look at the Stort 30. 

You might also look at the Compton Downland Challenge

Preparing for ring o fire

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 21:00

Might I ask where you live Paul?

Preparing for ring o fire

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 20:19

Forgive me, I assumed that the purpose of this forum, was to discuss ultra-running.  

Recommendations for 1st 50k

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:50

Might I ask where you live Helen?

Preparing for ring o fire

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:49

OK Paul, I will give you some sensible tips. 

I have never done the Ring o Fire, but I know from testimonies, that it is not to be taken lightly. 

Focus on your marathon for now, but don’t be afraid to throw extra elements into your training, that reflect this race.

In order to have a good chance of completing this race, you should be aiming to work up to a 70 mile week before the event.  You would want to be doing a lot of dedicated hill work, and back to back long runs. 

I would also suggest that you try to do a multi stage race as part of your preparation, whether it is a marathon or a short ultra.

I will be happy to answer any further questions.  

Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:25

Well into the post race beers now.

That was the most interesting and varied trail marathon course, that I have ever trod on, including Cumbria fells, country lanes, coastal paths, stony beaches, canal towpaths, and heather moors.

It was also the toughest trail marathon that I have done, apart from the Picnic.

The organisation was spot on, and the event was very well staffed. The marshals and checkpoint staff were awesome. The weather was pretty beastly, but I won't hold this against the organisers. 

Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:32

You never really do get a perfect training camp for an event like this, so don't worry about the hill training. If you have done marathons previously, and are busting out 24 mile training runs, they you are going to beast it!

Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 16:19

Got in a good last week, with lots of hills, so ready as I will ever be.  

All you have to worry about now, is not falling off an obstacle and breaking your leg, at Total Warrior!


Hoad Hill Marathon

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:57

My leg is poorly, but you should always be planning the next event, even if you are on crutches.  

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