sean Oc 4

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lakeland 50/ 100

Posted: Yesterday at 20:11

Training plans for the Lakeland? I wish I could stick to one, but I've always got to be really flexible towards family, work and injury.  


Running after an angiogram

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:49

Full circle; I gave it 6 weeks before starting running again. 11 months on and I complete the lakeland 100. you have to be happy with a recovery like that! 


10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 20:55

I don't really like using bladders as I like to spread the weight around. I'll probably look at getting some sort of filter thing though. 


Gower Ultra 50

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 18:51

Right, my heads in this now. Just finished the Brecon Beacons 10 peaks last weekend, one more 20 mile road run to go and I reckon I'll be set for this one. I haven't the time to recce the route so I'm hoping nav' is fairly easy on the day. 

Looking for something new (advice needed)

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:50

Fell races; everything else is a bit mincey.

Obstacles; how about a bloody huge mountains, wading through rivers and leaping over gates.  It's probably only going to cost you £4 to enter, you won't get a medal, you won't get a t-shirt, you will get your legs ripped off by some 60 year olds that can walk faster than you'll ever run, you might get a free pint, toughmudder hipsters definitely won't understand.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 16:39

I just couldn't get enough fluids; I filled from a few streams on route to keep me topped up.  I had a few cupfuls of coke and about 250ml of water at every CP and left every CP with 500ml electrolyte and 500ml water.

ref the Crosslites T Rex; I've had a couple of pairs and also find them a bit narrow. The Inov8 Trailroc 255 are every bit as grippy though and much, much bigger in the toe box (the 245 aren't quite as roomy which is odd though).  For these summer trails they're certainly worth a butchers.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:42

I would have liked a little drizzle at some point as I was just getting too hot.  Started very humid, and just got warmer throughout the day.  Navigation was made easy though, and the views, particularly in the evening, were breathtaking.

I had some issues that I need to think about (cramp, nausea) but really enjoyed the event as a whole, particularly the the race between me and another chap from Carn Pica; a race is a race whether it be for 1st place, or 18th place....7 minute mileing across the dam!  Well done achieving your 19 peaks; not sure how that fits in with safety of the event as you'd be so off course but I'm pleased you managed it.  I threw in Corn Ddu just because I thought it'd be rude not to.


10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:03

Oh my, that was tough route.  I got to Picws Du and had no idea how I was going to get back to Talybont.

lakeland 50/ 100

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:32

If you finish the 100 you are a Legend, a legend in your own fish-bowl maybe, but still a legend.  But when you're driving home, and you stop at services 200 miles away whilst wearing your finishers T-shirt, and some random stranger comes up to you and gives you a congratulatory hug you certainly feel pretty special.

I felt the same about the slogan on the marshals T-shirts when I rocked up this year.  I understood what it meant when I arrived at the finish line and the previously packed car park was not quite as packed.  You need to have a special quality to finish this, it's all too easy to bow out, drive home and maybe think about coming back next year to bow out again.

Yeah, I imagine there's tougher challenges; I'll get around to them in a bit.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 23:14

I noticed today that my intended route up Fan Frynych is out of bounds. Oh well, not to worry.

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