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Ridgeway Challenge 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 08:36

Good work shawk - you need a blog 


Posted: 24/08/2014 at 13:57

that's an incredible performance, it'll be interesting to read about the strategies people used in the aftermath...

Considering the cutoff is still over 28 hours away, (16:30 Monday) people went off a lot faster than I'd have expected, i certainly wasn't expecting a sub-48 finisher 



Posted: 22/08/2014 at 23:25

booktrunk - there's an app for that

enter T184 in the login...


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:35

The tracking is awesome, I  know a few people doing it so that's my weekend sorted  

It really isn't my sort of race, apart from it being too flat I like to travel light so carrying all that gear is my idea of hell. Good luck to the brave souls heading West along the Thames though!

Elevation maps.

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 14:22

Load-up Google Earth in 3D mode and go for an online wander around your local area. There's a settings you can use to "exaggerate" the elevation which makes hilly areas easier to spot:

Tools - Options - 3D View (Tab) - Elevation Exaggeration, (in "Terrain group")

Default is 1.0, set it higher to make your local hill look like the Alps 

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 09:41

Country to Capital is possibly one of my favourite ever races - and it will keep you honest over the festive period  James Adams wrote a great blog about why it's an ideal first ultra after this year's event...

 Which reminds me - I really ought to pull my finger out and enter the 2015 event

Lightweight packing

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 19:11

Ziplock freezer bags work well, I have some from poundland and pack gloves, hat, spare top in them... you can take stuff out of them en-route and don't need a vacuum cleaner to re-seal them

the best tip for lightweight packing is - don't take the kitchen sink with you! For my first 50 my pack weighed 6kg, when I re-ran it I just used a handheld and UltraAspire Spry for my phone and a couple of hundred calories.

Hardrock 100

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 11:15

The Bear was an adventure and unlike anything I've ever done outside of the USA, (I've also done Zion 100 and am off to do the inaugural Tahoe 200 in a few weeks)

What really struck me - apart from the incredible scenery was the ultra community in the US, it's a lot more established, but still really welcoming. I met people at The Bear and Zion that I still keep in touch with - the yanks are incredibly interested in the European scene, especially fell running for some reason!

If you have the time and money, then get out and do some racing in the USA - the ultra / trail running scene is massive and there are races every weekend to choose from.

Hardrock 100

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:39

I did The Bear 100 last year in the USA 

Hardrock 100

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:35

About 1.5% for a first-timer... I qualified, entered and failed  

But then again - I've never been successful in UTMB, Western States or even the longest, hilliest toughest marathon of them all - London 

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