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St Cuthbert's Way Ultra

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:53

Do you have a link to details - can't find it on Google?

Winter 100

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:04

Not many places left.....

Thames Path 100

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:00

Cheesy - good cheer for Reading.

Reading at pub closing time. I remember there was a bin beside the trail - seemed to have a mix of special brew cans and spent energy gels.

An "easy 100-miler" does seem like an oxymoron to me but good speed if you are aiming for sub-24.

Winter 100

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:13

Just entered. Looking forward already. Was impressed with TP100 in 2012 so back for another Centurion event even though they are a long way from Aberdeen.

Anyone got a feel how W100 would compare against a mid-March TP100 ? I understand that about half the course is the same. Do I need to come down and recce the Ridgway out and backs? Are they road shoe or trail shoe type of trails - TP100 felt pretty much road shoe till I encountered all the mud!

How does the Streatley check point work - can you set up a little corner of your own stuff - spare shoes, personal food etc??

Anyway plenty to keep occupied over the summer - WHW being the main event

Thames Path 100

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:03

Interesting reading the posts of the last few months. I did the TP100 in 2012 and enjoyed it immensely. Fortunately one of the middle packers finishing before course "closed". I wish everyone well in their build up or taper down.

I recall making 2 navigation errors in the night section. One near Henley was just being dopey. I'm expecting Henley to Reading will be still light with the May timing this year? Not quite sure where the other error was, but I remember wading through a stream up to waist to get back on track. I was soaked anyway.

The aid stations were excellent. Well stocked and some inside such as Streatley. Don't linger in the temping warmth though - you'll never restart.

Just signed up for W100 later in year so looking forward to more tramping of the Thames Path and exploring the Ridgeway.

Best of luck to everyone. Enjoy.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:13

Sorry - not very clear. After any ideas on meditation as a method for controlling anxiety / depression.

Mental illness and running

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:55

Does anyone have any suggestions on meditation for managing depression / anxiety / sleep?

A combination of medical problems, relationship issues, stressed at work and growing anxiety issues has left me at times depressed - in truth suicidal. Managing better now and running helps enormously. However a major issue is struggling to stay asleep at night. Getting to sleep easy enough but rarely getting more than 4 hours. I believe that meditation might assist with this along with anxiety and panic attacks. Anyone got any ideas?

Fibromyalgia management

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 13:46

Is there anything more on this forum about fibromyalgia?

I do not have a diagnosis yet, but have all of the symptoms including most of my muscles (neck, arm, hand, legs, feet) having a constant ache or 'burning' sensation. I have numbness in fingers and toes, some spasms, very poor sleep. BUT exercise helps - during and for about an hour or so afterwards.   

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:26

Well done LMB - good determination. You'll recover and get back to better times. Keep at it.

I had a short hill walk today and felt OK - beautiful evening. Won't run till mid next week. Now waiting for an overnight flight with glass of wine in hand.

Cbo - did Amsterdam last year (and 55 minutes faster than this year's Edinburgh!). Well organised and flat (though I heard several people complaining of the "hills" - bridges over canals! Doesn't really take in the sights of Amsterdam though and similar to Edinburgh quite industrial in parts. Stadium start and finish is great. No relays and half marathon starts after the full finishes! 

Edinburgh Marathon

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:23

Cbo - wow - famous. In with the elites. It is great to see the elites heading the other direction (many miles ahead).

Great to see so many people going for their next marathon. Assuming I can recover, after WHW I've the Speyside way in August, then in Autumn I've Amsterdam and San Antonio marathons (both based on travel with work). I would really like to get an entry to Boston next year....

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One that is not too hard and has a chance of getting in 
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