Kevin Payne

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Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:40

Its not too late but it doesn't really appeal to me.... I'm on the NDW waitlist but the Polish one appeals, and if I screwed it up there might still be time for an emergency Winter 100 - or elsewhere - if needed

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:05

My 4 tickets stayed carefully hidden, so I now need to work on getting 8 next year.  Actually a good thing, as I need to get quicker anyway.  I had a SDW 100 place but have just had to withdraw due to a family wedding. All other UK qualifiers are full but there are some new ones in Europe.  The 100k options in Poland and Czech Rep look significantly easier to qualify than what look like similar options in Germany and Austria. The Spanish one looks interesting but there is nothing in English....   All are hillier than even the NDW so look like a good way of getting some climbing experience without pushing the distance at the same time - looks like I will be checking out cheap flights once they open......  I assume no one has run any of these ?  Obviously the UTMB series is full, so it needs to be one of the lesser known ones.

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:12

Thanks - as has been said before, WS does have something special to some of us - it was also what got me back running again, so I'm only going to aim at that given the huge expense of a US 100m. I've got 4 tickets this time and will do the SDW if I don't get in - the new process makes it far more likely in the next few years. Sounds like sub-24 at SDW would be a good goal if I get the chance for aa longer training period

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 13:22

Hopefully reviving a dormant thread, but curious about qualifiers. I've run 3 but I'm sure my times wouldn't actually translate to a WS finish without further improvement. Having done a bit of research, I'm inclined to think that it would take about a 20hr finish at SDW 100 to get in to the WS bronze zone.  I know countless other factors would come in to play but as a very general feel, any comments ?

Istanbul Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:47

Great - my wife is already there so we will probably use a cab. And as she is already there I can get one person access to the BA biz lounge if you want breakfast. Bit early for beer unfortunately but I don't mind if anyone is travelling solo.

I'm in a mess after a bad Berlin and two local ultras since, so will just be taking it easy on the day.

Istanbul Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 13:05

I'm running this too, and my wife is Turkish if anyone needs any help. I'm flying out BA at 9.40 on Friday and going straight to the expo. Could probably share a cab if anyone is doing the same.  The expo is quite some way from the old town, but much nearer the airport.

Marathons that you can run at a gentlemanly pace

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:23

I agree trail marathons may be the way to go - easier mentally because of more variety and changing scenery. If you ever get anywhere near Colchester, try this one - - 7 hour cut-off.


cani cross

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 17:25

There are quite a few local to me - it depends where u are ?  There are groups on facebook and probably on here if you can find them - notably Liz Smith and Paddy O'Flynn along the Essex / Suffolk border area.

Ridgeway Challenge 2014

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 19:24

I've had to pull out and have a paid room in Swindon for when I finished with wifi and breakfast at a decent hotel. Very cheap to anyone who wants it....

Good luck to everyone - I'm very jealous as the conditions look better than expected !

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.
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