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From the entry form.........,
. Owing to possible wintry conditions, the following must be carried: full waterproof body cover, whistle, compass and map – OS 265 Clwydian Range 1:25,000. Mug – if you require a drink en route. Additional equipment recommended to be worn/carried by each participant - spare warm winter clothes, bivi bag, gloves, hat, first-aid kit, food and emergency rations, torch.
I assume that if the weather stays as forecast, the organiser may allow us to leave the waterproofs behind, although this may only be in favour of other full body cover.
I'll take a selection of stuff to the start just in case but if it stays as per the entry and looks like it could be a bit cold on top I'll be prepared to carry...,
Waterproof jacket with taped seams and hood, waterproof trousers with taped seams, buff, gloves, map, compass, whistle, gels, 0.5 litre bottle.
Nearly time now....
it's suddenly dawned on me this afternoon what we're letting ourselves in for!
Im just jogging the flats and downs. And walk the ups.
What time are you all planning on starting?
Ive got a feeling im going to get very lost here lol
lol spen! We probably all will...
After the last email I'm not sure how much choice we'll have over when we start Personally I'd rather start before the last 9:30 group, but that may just be because I'm not 'an experienced fell runner', I don't have good knowledge of the area, and I'm not confident about finishing in under 5 hrs.
TR40 and I are planning on arriving around 8..
I think Mr Panad is going to be quite glad that I'm at work tomorrow and then he's got meetings tomorrow evening so he'll miss a lot of my last minute panic!
Deep respect to all of you, there are some seriously steep hills in the Clwydian range! Have a great day, sounds like the weather will be ideal, dry and not too hot. Good luck to all, when it gets tough just remember all the money you are raisng for good causes.
Just realised I do not know where it is starting and where we are parkin
Yes, turn right after the 'we three loggerheads' pub, its signposted moel famau country park, follow this for about a mile until you reach the first car park in the forest area.....thats the start.
Good luck everyone, i'll be there supporting my other half who's hoping to run under 5 hours. We often train on the Offa's Dyke, its a fabulous training ground for anyone doing an ultra............do not underestimate the hills of the Clwydian Range.....they are knackering!
Well that was interesting. There were a lot more people there than I was expecting, which really added to the occasion as I'd been a bit concerned about running along on my own.
If I could have managed my taper a bit better I think I could have gone a little quicker but I really enjoyed it overall and finished with a first -time marathon result of 5-14.
The only thing that played on my mind as I went round was that they moved the checkpoints around a bit and I was conscious that I'd given people route descriptions.
I hope everyone else got around OK and you are happy with your results.
On the road.
NG my sentiments exactly.