Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:48
Nice to have you back Debutant. Funnily enough I was only thinking of you the other day.
LFR – regarding you Ultra – what Booky says. But I also think if it’s a true off-roader it’s imperative that you can use a compass. I’m assuming it’s a fell multi-stage event with checkpoints. I always write down bearings from check point to check point in advance (from your map) and when you reach X checkpoint, set your compass so you can follow that bearing. Even if you’ve reccied it and have a vague route to follow, having the compass bearing is important. If the race is held under FRA rules, you’ll not be allowed to race unless you can demonstrate you have good navigational skills. If visibility is reduced, you’re jiggered without them. If this is a trail race just ignore everything I’ve said and follow your nose!!
In other news – a two whole miles for me yesterday! Hamstring felt OK, but I was blummin knackered! Mind you, TT has just finished here, so I’ve been sampling far too much junk food and alcoholic drink this last fortnight. Physio tonight – I’m hoping she’ll say it’s OK to run a bit further.