Jellybaby (BCTTT)


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The Three Molehills

Posted: 08/11/2011 at 14:00
Are there still individual places in this? I'll be slow but it looks like fun!

Ultrarunning Christmas pressies

Posted: 08/11/2011 at 10:12

Morning all,

My wife and family have been asking for ideas for Xmas presents, and want them to be useful for me for the TP100 in March; however, I've got all the shoes/kit I need, so are there any other little ultra gizmos that you couldn't do without that I can suggest?

Thanks

JB

Thames Path 100

Posted: 13/10/2011 at 13:58

We go right past my dad's front door on the TP100, I could pinch one of his kayaks and take the load of my feet - I'd still be doing the same route... hmmm.

Silliness aside, given I haven't been able to run for a few weeks, and won't be until maybe November, for those of you based down south I'm doing a walking recce of a chunk of the night section (based on a 30 hour finish rather than sub-24)? We'll be starting on a Friday night after work either in Staines or Windsor and walking to wherever we end up able to get a train from the following morning (i'm guessing around Reading). It'll be a good exercise in experiencing sleep deprivation as we'll have been up for the whole of Friday before starting the walk, and having an idea of how much your walking slows down after 12 hours. Also an opportunity to test night kit - headtorches, etc, as well as recce which pubs/places to wee or get warm are still open at silly o clock in the morning. It'll probably be late October/early november by the time I actually get round to organising it. ANyone interested in joining me and a couple of other nutcases?

Thames Path 100

Posted: 21/09/2011 at 13:42
It was more like 2 weeks of actual trekknig with a few days R and R either side. Spent all of it over 3500m though, and about 8 days over 4500m including a few passes at over 5000m, so pretty good altitude training (for walking). Going to head out for a run this evening and see how it goes: the difference in fitness since I left is quite apparent (fitter now) but that's probably more an effect of the altitude and that I lost nearly a stone while there. Need to get the training rolling on now, otherwise my legs will fall off come March

Thames Path 100

Posted: 21/09/2011 at 12:52
I'm back from 3 weeks trekking in the moutains of Peru, what have I missed other than Sarah being dopey and getting a hurty ankle - nothing 10 days in the Maldives won't solve, eh?

2012 North Downs Way 100 miler and 50 miler

Posted: 12/08/2011 at 10:26

Good luck everyone! I'm secretly a tiny bit jealous (although I'd only have been doing the 50 if I didn't have PF). Looks like it'll be a great race.

JB

Thames Path 100

Posted: 04/08/2011 at 15:43
I seem to have somehow developed bloody plantar bastarditis - any ideas how to deal with it swiftly?

Thames Path 100

Posted: 03/08/2011 at 12:10

Well, a nice 11.5 mile run home last night practicing the 9:1 strategy, which gave me a nice average of 5.6mph, which will hopefully be nice and sustainable over longer distances once I've got a bit more training under my belt. Definitely had a lot more in the tank.

Purplepig, we're allowed pacers from 50 miles I think, which is at Marlow, but unless you;re very speedy you'll have to do a bit of night stuff on your own/with other participants

Thames Path 100

Posted: 02/08/2011 at 13:13
Nah, it's all about the 9:1 strategy for me. Will have a bit of a practice with it tonight on my way home the long way round

Thames Path 100

Posted: 28/07/2011 at 14:58

Congratulations HH: I got married this year and it's brilliant fun - try and be more involved than the 'average' man, it's your day too!

Well, I got an excellent trail run in at the weekend by accident - meant to go out for an hour or so, which I duly did; however, I was running straight out and then obviously needed to go back. Ended up with a 2hour run through the fields and bridlepaths of rural oxfordshire (was staying with a mate's folks), it was brilliant. Did this in my VFFs, and my calves were a bit sore for a couple of days, but as I've not done more than about an hour in them this was to be expected. Managed a couple of miles yesterday, but have been horrendously busy at work all week so nothing else.

I've bitten the bullet and gone for a pair of Roclite 319s. I figure that over 100 miles, even with weekly runs in the VFFs my form will probably get worse and i'll require a bit more support. Also, I have a sneaking suspicion that those paths could be quite sticky at that time of year (they are) so a decent sole will be useful.

Might head down to Staines on saturday afternoon and run up to marlow to see the in-laws, then try and head up from there for a bit, as I have no idea about the trail after hurley (just before henley) and it would eb nice to know where it goes before the actual day!

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