Kevin Payne

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First 100 miler

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:06
I never normally run with an IPod but it helped a lot through the night.

Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:19

Thanks - sounds simple. While I am sitting comfortably in a chair....  My garmin should help - I've never done more than 3 laps of anything, so counting might be a challenge

Curious about how this feel as my first proper run after TP100 - feel pretty well recovered though.

First 100 miler

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 17:51
I've done quite a few 50s with no foot problems whatsoever but the TP100 destroyed them. Probably a number of reasons but complacency due to lack of previous problems was the root cause. So you are right to wonder....

Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 01:27

A guy did the Thames Path 100 in that shirt, which can't have been long after he got it....  Mine hasn't been worn yet so may need an airing. It is a bit LOUD ... !


Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 01:20

I'm just hoping I can shed the multiple layers of skin I killed on the Thames Path before it starts.  And I'm not sure I can count to 17...  How does this band thing work ?

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 01:14

I'm in, but not sure about airports. I'm doing Easyjet and that airport seemed to be best connected. 

First 100 miler

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 01:11

Speaking from bitter experience, if you approach the Ridgeway as a disposable 'training run' you have probably set yourself up to fail - I did the same with TP100 last year because Comrades was more important. Predictable results because it just gives you an easy excuse when you hit a really low point, although it was absolutely horrible and it may still have been the right decision. TP100 was the A race this year so it got done, despite some horrible foot issues which now make me realise I need to spend more time on foot prep...

However, I never listen to anyone else's sensible advice either so I will see you at the start on the Ridgeway

Thames Path 100

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 17:00

Hope you are feeling better T Rex - I feel like I better stop whinging about my minor blister problems now !  Legs already feel good but I think the feet are going to take quite a bit longer....

Thames Path 100

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 23:17

Thanks for the report Dill - that describes my feet too. In all respects. I spent hours wondering why that rut was so narrow - surely only dogs and bikes would naturally create that ? I was in Reebok Zig roads, which are very comfortable and happen to have good forwards grip, but zero lateral. The massive side-heel blister could have been rut related but the ball of the foot might have been the crushed rock sections getting through the flexible sole. 

I never usually run with an Ipod but I picked one up in Henley - a couple of podcasts and then a reggae box set on shuffle. Realy helped through the night


Thames Path 100

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 17:56

I just made it, so delighted with that but slower than I hoped. Henley in a better time should have been perfectly possible but didn't happen - not quite sure why. I was having terrible blister problems - lanced one at Reading and then another burst at about 80m. If that had gone at an aid station I think I might have dropped as the pain was excruciating for the next mile while I killed the pain receptors....   Thats a large part of my struggle but I'm not really sure whether that was poor shoe choice or poor foot care. I was in road shoes. It was cold overnight but I had two disposable layers waiting at Henley which i ditched next morning. 

No crew to thank, so it was all down to the volunteers and encouragement from fellow runners - thanks everyone !


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