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Ironman 70.3 2013

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 22:45

great report Rob, nice honest perspective.  I've entered Wimbleball 2013 as a first dabble in the world of triathlon. I've done 43 (I think) marathons/ultras, used to swim loads and cycle quite a bit, so hope I can put it all together .....  loving the idea of a new challenge though .... 

GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

Posted: 05/02/2012 at 08:13
A great day out again Finished in 8:16ish - in daylight, which was the goal. The cold wasnt quite as bad as I expected - the lack of wind chill helped, and i was warm and toasty most of the time.
The frozen ground was good and bad - easier than wadiing through mud, but hard on the ankles. My legs are really sore and achey today, and im hobbling pathetically down the stairs !!
Big big thanks to the lovely friendly marshalls and well-stocked check points - although also cant face another jelly baby or glucose tablet or gel for a long time. The salty, greasy fish and chips on the way home went down like the proverbial homesick mole

GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 13:17
Either would be fine I think. I did it in trail shoes (inov8 Roclite 315s)  last year - only because I was a bit girly and didn't want my pristine white road shoes messed up .   Although judging by the ominous forecast,  snow shoes may be more appropriate ...

GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 21:27
I did 8:15 last year - finished at 4:45pm-ish and still light then. That last 6m from Sonning to Henley would get quite dark as no houses, street lights and the path does go rather close to the river in places ....
With the rain the last few days, the path is probably going to be a bit squishy in places, but i think I'm looking forward to it, or rather after it

GB Ultra Thames Trot 50

Posted: 24/01/2012 at 21:08
UB - wow -amazed you are back again - will be good to see you again ! Am doing this again - hoping to finish in daylight is the plan. I think the diversion from benson to wallingford adds another mile - which will probably translate to an extra 10-15 mins at the end for me
Am combining distance runs with xc races at the moment so a rather unconventional training regime !

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 20/06/2011 at 17:57
Iain - lovely bright cheerful flappy shirt, I did grin to myself each time I saw you The whole day was so crazy that nothing seemed out of the ordinary ! I wouldn't have batted an eyelid if a pink elephant ran past.
Katiecom - awesome strong run - well earned 1st 1st

Its been hard trying to explain what it was like to the non-running mortals at work commenting on my hobbling - "well I did this race on Saturday, and it was really hilly and the were lots of steps ..... " .
You had to be there on the day.

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 19/06/2011 at 15:19
Ditto to all the comments .... Hardest, craziest, most bonkers, most satisfying to finish, most steps, least flat race I've ever done. And the singing of "God save the Queen" halfway up a hill was quite surreal. As were the submerged stepping stones. Almost felt like something out of Alice in Wonderland !
The support and comeradie among all the runners - full and half - was great. And I hope I thnked all the marshals at some point on the way round - cos they were legendary.
Helly D - good to see you again - hope u will be doing it next time. The sound of the cheering from that water point at the bottom of the hill (before the steps of doom) echoed for miles
Was aiming for sub-6, and very pleased to do 5:13, as my legs wouldn't have carried on for much longer.

Great running shirt, very good medal and I love the mug !!!! Really cannot fault anything.

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 14/06/2011 at 12:40

Is the route well marked - for the navigationally challenged ?    On a recent training run with a friend who's also doing this on Saturday, I uttered the immortal words - "so how bad can it really be" ?   I suspect we'll be finding out soon, and I will eat my words forever more  

Off-road races: what works?

Posted: 08/06/2011 at 18:23
I do one 5m, 10km, 1/2 and full road marathon a year - for the club league table, and all the rest off-road because -
- more fun, you feel like a kid running through woods
- Out in the country with usually lovely scenery and/or lovely mud And/or hills.
- Time is not a factor because it's never comparable with road times, so only position counts
- nice medal and toilets and goody bag is good, but not the defining factor

Favourite has got to be the South Downs marathon - hard as nails, but ticks all the boxes. The "Picnic" coming up next weekend ....

Turbo X, Surrey Hill

Posted: 15/05/2011 at 18:52
Fabulous - don't think I'll ever get all the mud out my socks and shoes an toenails !!!
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