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Where to you hope to be at by xmas 2012?
I had a particularly good 2011, which saw me complete my first 50 miler and my first 100. That is going to be a tough act to follow up on.
hi Ben, you made a big dent on ultras in 2011 thenmy targets are to complete my first marathon, then my first 35mile ultra and my first 50miler in August...may see you in 2012 for an ultra
My main challenge this year is to do a 50 miler with lots of miles in the legs. Heres hoping to an injury free year.
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The Thames Trot, mate. Of course if you find your one hellish, try to make it sound easy.
My target is to complete the clyde stride 40 this year having only done 30 last year. I think I have learned a lot from it though. Any training plans you could suggest?
Two goals: 1 complete the NDW50 (my first ultra) 2 complete it under the cut off
Thames Path 100 in under 24hrs
Caesars Camp 100 within the (now reduced) 28hr cut off
To complete the Thames Path 100 and have a crack at a marathon pb attempt probably at Abingdon.
Also finally run a 10K been running now since 2004 and never got round to it
As vegieboy and louismaxy know, I am in the Thames Path 100.
I have taken a bit of a risk by signing up for the Viking Way Ultra only five weeks later.
After that, there will still be plenty of 2012 left for further misadventure!
I had a woeful 2011 that included three months of injury and a DNF at the NDW100.
All I want for 2012 is (a) To be injury free and (b) Finish both the TP100 and NDW100.
Okay, I've now entered the Manchester Marathon, so it's London Ultra (50K) in Feb, Manchester at the end of April, NDW 50 in August (not actually put my pennies down for that one yet). Possibly Croydon 1/2 at the start of April, but that depends whether enough other of our club members put their names down to marshal etc. - of course I could ask for a marshalling position near the start then start late after cheering everyone else on (I did that for the Croydon 10K, started while most people were finishing; but I hadn't entered officially so I still don't have a proper 10K time).
Don't feel too bad about the NDW100, it had a pretty brutal attrition rate (yet alone if you are taking it with a history of injuries). It was getting close to the 50% mark, and that is in an event with a 40 mile race as a qualifier!
If you make a habit of taking on races with a high attrition rate, you are going to get a DNF sooner or later. I haven't yet, but I am resigned to the fact that I will sooner or later!
Only one goal - just to complete my first ultra - the Salisbury 54321 - 50k.
To finish my book.
And not to embarass myself at Barkley.
I would be interested to hear a bit more about this book.
Respect for taking on Barkley.
I think I will let you deal with that one.
I was crushed by my DNF. I was the last person to pull out at St. Marthas, 87 miles. My crew made me stop as I had lost the use of my right ankle and could no longer put any weight on it. In hindsight I should have stopped 20 miles previous but at the time and for a month after I was inconsolable.
I wouldn't wish that feeling on anyone and hope you finish everything you ever enter.
Now excuse me while get off my knees in the presence of a Barkley entrant.