Latest posts by *Dill*

1 to 10 of 754

The "Cyril Bean" Coventry Way 40 mile Challenge 2015

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:22

Yep I've done it twice and if the dates are free for me I'll be there for sure.

This is a great event!


High hamstring tendinopathy

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 21:54

No Kim I haven't stopped running but made some changes. I'm used to doing very high mileage so I've cut that right down but actually running more often. I've cut out my usual hill sessions. I've also shortened my stride and am conscious to run forefoot. I hope this with the strengthening and stretching should see me right.

Have you stopped running totally?

High hamstring tendinopathy

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:38

I've frozen a water bottle and sit on it for 10 mins at a time. It really ices the spot perfectly. I can then roll it from the point of pain down my hamstring.

High hamstring tendinopathy

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 20:12

Thanks for the words of caution but my physio has given me stretches and strengthening excercises to do and I will stick with it. Early days for me, just hope I have caught it early enough.

So much on in 2015 I really don't need this.

High hamstring tendinopathy

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 17:21

Just been diagnosed with HHT too. Reading the horror stories is doing my head in! Started exercises and stretching, just hope I can get on top of it.


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.

1 to 10 of 754

Discussions started by *Dill*

Soft Flasks

Replies: 12    Views: 884
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 22:28

The Runners High

Have you experienced this awesome phenomenom. 
Replies: 22    Views: 1103
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 22:49


Is this event for real? 
Replies: 21    Views: 1359
Last Post: 02/04/2013 at 21:59

Blister Prevention

Thoughts and advice on this sensitive subject.. 
Replies: 32    Views: 5078
Last Post: 16/10/2013 at 19:18

GUCR 2013

Who's in? 
Replies: 132    Views: 7303
Last Post: 15/06/2013 at 15:07

Hoka One One

Watch the sizing.. 
Replies: 51    Views: 17179
Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 23:10


What is going on? 
Replies: 39    Views: 2237
Last Post: 21/02/2012 at 23:55

Mileage for 2011

Anyone break 2011 in 2011 
Replies: 6    Views: 993
Last Post: 06/01/2012 at 07:08

Sports Massage

How good are they? 
Replies: 8    Views: 1714
Last Post: 13/02/2012 at 22:03

Medial collateral ligament injury

Any advice? 
Replies: 45    Views: 6955
Last Post: 10/05/2011 at 22:29

Centurion North Downs Way 100

Is this the one? 
Replies: 9    Views: 2803
Last Post: 05/03/2011 at 19:41

Brecon Beacon 40 miler

(The might contain nuts one) 
Replies: 64    Views: 12284
Last Post: 24/05/2011 at 10:39

Head torches

Replies: 28    Views: 19204
Last Post: 27/11/2010 at 19:59

Doyen of the Downs 30

End of year fun run? 
Replies: 81    Views: 10424
Last Post: 13/11/2011 at 19:01

The big thumbs down!

What bit of kit failed to impress? 
Replies: 9    Views: 1606
Last Post: 31/01/2010 at 15:23
1 to 15 of 17 threads