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ell I've signed up for it, started the early morning runs. For those who have done it before do you have any tips- preparation and equipment on the day itself!
I'm in too and will def. be at the back of the field. I have checked out the route from the start to the church at Newlands Corner as I am hopeless when it comes to direction.
Looking forward to this with a mixture of excitement and total dread!
Yes, Ahapartridge, we have chatted! Hope you are on the road to recovery real soon.
BBH, read about your squirrel encounter on the other thread. Thought it was very funny, but would have freaked me out. Good luck with the Druids. You really like the events run by this company. This is my first time out with them, but I won a buff for signing up for their newsletter, so have a good feeling about them.
I too did Beachy. Told myself from about mile 17 that never, ever again, but fairly sure I will be there at the start line next year. Pain is a transient thing, and my memory is getting worse with age.
hp - love these events - realy friendly and trust you to know what you're doing. Last year due to various probs got to penultimate cp well after time, but instead of being hauled off course was allowed to continue.
lb - race report - watch this space .
Yes to the above + headtorch if slow. I take a complete change of clothes - including shoes - for each day. Also am a great fan of Sealskinz socks - but mainly because I get awful blisters if my feet get wet.
np - sorry about your ankles. Hope you get them sorted.
Congrats all those who completed the Druids. BBH - I read your report on the other thread thank you.
Seriously questioning my sanity for entering this. This morning off to check out the run from Newlands Corner heading east (I have bought a guide book/map/book on how to read the said map), so looking forward to running somewhere new.
Loving all the advice on this thread. I too am really slow, so will be needing the services of a head torch. If location in the hall is dependant upon our arrival times then I shall be just outside the toilet doors!
All ultra runners look amazingly thin. Hoping there are some chunky runners out there somewhere doing this!
edited to change west to east - I am doomed
I actually put on weight when I started on ultras!! I was having a lot of problems and not eating much, but once I stepped up from marathons to ultras I had to eat. I am now a very chunky walker .
Hopetofinish- good luck with the recce. I do most of my training on the Farnham/Merstham section of the North Downs Way. It was very useful as I now know it like the back of my hand and in places the signage can be ambiguous. I know quite a few participants went astray at various places.