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Feel really cheated

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 06:30
Sorry I am not moaning about suspension, only that 3 of us were penalized due to a time limit we never knew of, no one else I met knows of, and I only found out about when challenging the published results. Given my even splits I think they must have known our eta.

Feel really cheated

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 19:40

I recently took part in a 24hr multi lap event, only my second, with the intention of beating last years attempt.  

On a lap at night (c11ish) my buddy and I noted that we were only overtaken by one runner, then it was eerily just us, so we were not surprised when we got to the check point to be told that something had occurred and we had to be chaperoned back the rest of the lap by a poor runner who had been asked to wait for us.  When we got back to camp it was deserted bar one person on the finish line who said race suspended tip 6am, everyone else in bed. 

What I am peed off about is that they decided not to count that lap for me, my buddy and the person who had been asked to wait.  It appears that they decided to put a time limit on that lap that we went over, although we had no knowledge of it.

I had got a pb, one more lap than last year, now I don't.  Seems really unfair, and I feel cheated.  I think that if they had decided to suspend race, then at first check point send us back the way we had come, the shorter route.

Just a moan really.


First Ultra - training plan for multi loop

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:39

many thanks, what are my likely issues going to be with stopping for breaks?  I have never done multiple runs in a day, I assume I may to do some stretching before starting out on each session if I have had a break?

I have never 'eaten' on runs before, only gels, so I am looking forward to testing out on the 16wk training plan I have downloaded.  I think I was just planning on drinks, but yes I think you may be right and I will need to think about eating.  I am good at eating…..

First Ultra - training plan for multi loop

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 22:31

5m loops which is why I thought I could give it a good go. Having read the links posted above I realise I hadn't thought about the whole experience / equipment, only the distance.

First Ultra - training plan for multi loop

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:36

Many thanks, they are great, I have been doing some google searches for training plans/diet etc, but was put off some of the other threads when they seemed like they had been going for some time.  I will do now though, thanks again.

First Ultra - training plan for multi loop

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 18:04

anyone with advice? please?

First Ultra - training plan for multi loop

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:49

Following the success (well I finished) of London Marathon I have just paid to run the Joust.  A 24hr multi lap ultra.  I kept looking at it last year, but have bitten the bullet, because when looking at last years results, at worst I may be last which could be about 5th, that is 34000 places higher than at london and I am sure I can run 5.1m loop a good few times.

Can anyone recommend a training plan for this type of run?  Would I just pick up my marathon plan and try to put some breaks in between to stimulate race day conditions?

What are the likely issues I might experience?  cramps in-between?

Any advice on training for this (or running it) would be appreciated,


Mudchute Support Group 4

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:33

Hi there, last year no one on the rw stall knew what I was talking about when I asked about leaving stuff, what do I need to do?



Mudchute Support Group 4

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:35

red pen 9 was full of fancy dresses and those expecting to walk, there is something very humbling about being overtaken by someone dressed as a rhino.

My one and only 20 miler was 7 weeks away from marathon

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 21:35

Once it starts, you will finish, it will just be a matter of how quickly. There is no way you will quit. There will be some tough moments, but everyone will have them.

good luck 

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