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White star running

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:52

Glad to hear the positive thoughts on this one. Am stepping up from marathons (my last was Avebury-Stonehenge) and thought, as it was local, about giving this one a go. 

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 16:12

Sorry, yeah, I was just saying that the 53421 30k was a good one so the 50k probably will be aswell but I haven't ventured onto that distance yet.

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 19:14

I too am looking at my first Ultra. I have previously run marathons one of which being the Neolithic Marathon. 

I am looking at The Ox (white star running) which is 35 miles and seems to fall on the May bank holiday and I can second The Salisbury 54321 I have done the 30k and aside from the lack of signage around the last bit in the city centre its a good set-up. 

Adistar Ride...where to go next....

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:49

Good Morning All.

I have looked for a similar thread on this subject but can't see it so hoping you could help me out?

I have been using the AdiStar Ride 4 and before that the AdiStar Ride 3 but Adidas have discontinued the line and have superceded them with the Boosts. I am not very keen on the Boosts (really, really narrow) and am wondering if anyone has found a decent replacement?

I like the fact that the Ride's were quite narrow and neutral with a slight cushioning. Alot of the shoes I have found are like running in slippers and I'm a bit out of ideas as there are only so many shoes I can try on.

Has anyone else had a similar issue?


Thank you.

Neolithic Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:04


Me and my other half are doing this (his first marathon, my second) and we are really looking forward to it as we live on Salisbury Plain and it'll be nice to see a bit more of it.

Just a question for those who have done this before....what happens with bag storage? Is there bag storage? We are getting the bus down to Avebury from Stonehenge.

Thank you.

What do you eat before the race?

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:16

I eat porridge with a bit of honey about 3-4 hours before and then a narna about 30 minutes before.

The one recommendation I will make is treat your long runs as marathon day training. Eat what you think and see what works for you. Its the only way to know that it won't upset you and what works for you.

Thigh injury

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 15:31

It sounds like a thigh strain possibly sartorious if you are getting pain in the hip.

If it is painful when moving your biggest problem is changes to your gait and body movements which will put stress onto other joints and muscles.

Depending on how you feel about it you could go and see a sports masseuse to work out some of the tear?

Desperate to finish

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 15:17

Hey, can I add my two-penneth? Ok I will.........

Don't forget to do some balancing exercises (literally standing on one leg) as this will improve the nerve responses to keep you from falling over and twisting it again so easily. http://www.rehab4runners.co.uk/running-injuries/lower-leg-pain/sprained-ankle/

LSR in distance or time?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:31


In marathon training the LSR is about getting miles into your legs. When you are running 15+ miles you will be on your legs for a while thus achieving your goal however when I am running sub-15 miles the temptation is to go out too fast so I will make sure I slow my pace right down to ensure my body has to work harder (practice providing me with energy).

The distance one week, time the next, as Lee says, is a good idea if you get bored.

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:30


Tadley XC 5.3 £11, memento and soup and friendly.

Tadley 10K £10, t-shirt and friendly.

Fleet Half £19, well organised, friendly, local parking, good PB course.

Braishfield Beer Race 5M, can't remember the price but cheap, homemade cake at the end and a pint of Ringwood or soft drink to all, very friendly, good mix of club and non-club runners.

Avebury 8: Great muddy fun, everyone gets covered and has a smile on their face.


Rip-offs: Great South Run (as a race but it is a fairly fun event and gets the people of Pompey out on the streets).

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