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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 00:19

I'd already entered the NDW100 as a backup because I really enjoyed it last year and I have Transvulcania to look forward to as well. UTMB can wait and it will give me another 18 months to get plenty of elevation into my legs


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:39

I changed my mind and decided to have a crack at the TDS..... but it's full now. Doh! Next year it is for me then.


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 09:58

Anyone get lucky? A rejection for me

Not sure about transfer to TDS as had my heart set on the UTMB.

The Spine

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 23:40

Been following the race tracking but hadn't seen the facebook page until just now. Seeing the conditions in the background of the picture of Luis Pereira and the visibility.... or rather lack of it brings the gravity of this challenge home.

Navigation in thick fog is tricky at any time but when you are already tired, wet, cold  and confused.... and only half way.... after 3 days!!! Incredible efforts by all involved.

Country to Capital 2014

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 12:10

Well done Ikle, it must have cooled down quicly when the sun went.

Ben, you are not alone. Every time I have run this race I have managed to go off piste and every time it was because I was on autopilot just following the person in front. 

Think I added about 15 mins on to the race and never really did get comfortable the whole day but still managed a healthy PB. Should be pleased but really annoyed with myself for making stupid mistakes every year on this one. Just hoping that one time I will eventually pull it all together.

Great to catch up with some friendly faces along the way 

Country to Capital 2014

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:24

Can't remember as much rain in the run up to the race last year GeeeM, didn't get the chance for a recce this year but surely it must be even wetter/muddier right now.

Funnily enough I got my pair of trainers out of the loft to wear for the race earlier and hadn't used them since the C2C last year.... they are still caked in mud! Looking through those pics just reminded me why they were so muddy 

Country to Capital 2014

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 14:35

May have been. Can't remember exactly how many, less than a dozen I think. 

I remember the group were heading back towards me as I ran past the pub and as I carried on running past, someone called me back saying it was back the other way but I carried on running. Then they realised that maybe I knew where I was going and the group joined me to cross the golf course and on to the canal. I was fairly confident but not 100% so kept my mouth shut!

I'm always hesitant to tell people 'oh yes, I've done it before and it's definitely this way' as I've been on the wrong end of that before when it was bad advice 

Looks like you finished about 20 mins ahead of me James so it's possible as I think most of the group ran off and left me once I got them to the canal lol

Country to Capital 2014

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:33

Most people seem to find Denham quite difficult first time out... I came across a small group outside the pub last year looking very lost and ended up guiding them to the canal.

Winter 100

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 17:13

Great report Dill. A 5 hr PB... you have to love ultra running

Winter 100

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 22:55

Well done to all finishers today. Was a bit envious as a friend headed off for pacing duties last night.... looked like pretty good conditions. Good to see you take the slam Lingster with a solid efforts and a great result for you too Dill.

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