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Trainer advise for an ultra

Posted: Yesterday at 21:16

 If the weather stays as it has been there aren't many trails in the uk you require a trail shoe. I've run a couple of ultras in my roadies this year no problem.

In fact a lot of trail shoes would be totally unsuitable.

Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 20:42

Enjoyed the event Ian. I enjoy two loops, its a good way of pacing the second half.

Really nice to hear all the profits go to a worthy charity.

Might just come back next year.


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 21:48

Oh my, now that is tiring!


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 20:30

Manual labour, running a business, training, racing.

Yep I love my sleep!

I fall asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow.

You should try it Tiago, its my second favourite thing after...........


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:55

What is this rest thing you people speak of?

Tried it once and it buggered my sleep right up!

How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:29

Come on Tiago nobody has explained that GKD is as subtle as a house brick to the face.


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 22:19

If I'm not carrying an injury, i'll be right back in the saddle. I try and have about 3/4 days off then back at it. It is hard running on tired legs but you soon get back into it.


Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:35

This year will be my 4th running of my favourite marathon.


No not really. This one, I love it.


What is on your bucket list?

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 17:31

My list from when I first started running long was.

London Marathon

100 marathon club



Western States


Race Across America

London and GUCR ticked off. UTMB hopefully ticked off in August. Entered WS twice so hopefully get that done next year. Half way with the 100 club. Not sure about Badwater, with the race being changed I'm not sure it will be the same. Also pretty doubtful about the race across America as I'm not sure whether it will ever happen again and if it does if i'll be able to afford it.

What about you Ben?


Thames Path 100

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 18:55

Tiago. Well done on your finish. Sorry we didn't meet, I tried to catch up with everyone at the start, missed you again though. Glad it wasn't just me who struggled with the rut, it was totally throwing my body out of line and causing so much pain. My time is not really relevant to me, it was all about the performance. If I felt I had done my best and my body at performed at its best I would have been happy with any time. If that makes sense?

Kevin. Well done to you too. Looks like we all suffered. My blisters have all been lanced and are drying up nicely now. It's easy to say now but I don't think i'll run the TP again. It's my 3rd running of it and conditions could not have been more perfect. I just didn't like the second half at all, there really are very few plus points.

Booktrunk. I do try and hold back before criticising someone's product but these shoes are not suited for multi terrain. They have their place, it's just not on UK trails or my feet.

T. Really glad to hear you are ok. That sounds horrible. You wasn't the only one who ended up in A+E. Looking at FB there was a lot casualties, just goes to show how ever experienced you are it can still catch you out.

Someone asked earlier about the drop out rate and I think that is very much to do with the inexperience of the field. We all started somewhere and many see this as an "easy" 100, it is even promoted as so. Thing is there is no easy 100 and I would personally recommend the SDW over this as a suitable first 100. Being flat doesn't help because people don't enforce walking breaks as you would on a hillier course. Unless you are a really good athlete, you need walking breaks from a early stage or it will go tits up. Also the night was as hard as 100's get, Bleak, featureless, cold and an uneven trail. Very hard conditions. Mentally and physically. 

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