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Recommend a good 45/50 mile Ultra for April / May 2015

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:11

Coventry way 40 is a fantastic entry level trail ultra. Great route, excellent support and cheap. Mid April. I've run it twice and it is fantastic.

Expecting to finish

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:08

You really are more dedicated than you let on G

Expecting to finish

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 19:59

Must admit don't do a lot of recceing either. When I say not a lot I mean none.


Expecting to finish

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:58

Admittedly my mental strength has come from experience but the whole ultra thing is about the physical ability to complete and mental strength.

Pacing and nutrition become mental issues when you have to recover and continue from either mid race. You are spot on Daz, people do just crack. The option to pack it in is the easy way out. If I'm feeling low and susceptible to dropping I will enter an aid station with what I'm going to do mapped out in my head. Then I go in eat, drink, lube etc and then move on, no time to mull over dropping.

Blisters I can relate to, I have had some monsters in my time, never dropped because of them (yet) but they do come under the injury banner. People wearing new shoes to an ultra never fails to astonish me.

Expecting to finish

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 16:50

DNF'd my first 100 and since then I haven't entered anything I didn't feel I could physically finish. I can't be certain i'll finish but I'm pretty damn sure my body is capable of doing it.

Every year my A race becomes increasingly harder and sooner or later i'll be caught out but it will only be through injury, illness or being timed out. Tiredness is not a reason to DNF. Next years A race will be no exception!

So in answer to the question Yes I do expect to finish because that is where I need to be mentally. Of course I may not but I expect to. The same surely must be said for a beginner doing there first 50. If you go in mentally right, why wouldn't you finish? If you only drop because of illness, injury or being timed out you can only succeed.

Soft Flasks

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:21

Really appreciate that but I have just bitten the bullet and ordered a 500ml Hydropak so I shall test that and hope it warrants its price tag.


Soft Flasks

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:15

What a shame they don't do a 500ml. Just too small aren't they.


Soft Flasks

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:44

Thanks. Just looked at Platypus on Amazon, cap looks a bit fiddly to fill on the move. Hydrapack do look good but still expensive. They had some at the UTMB expo, wish I'd bought them now. Don't even know what make they were.


Soft Flasks

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:17

What make was it PC?

Seen those Andy but they looked like they had a screwcap. Shall doublecheck though.


Soft Flasks

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:59

I'm looking to buy a pair of soft flasks, 500ml preferably but I don't fancy paying £18 each for premium Salomon ones.

Any ideas on cheaper options please.

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