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My first foray into the ultra world, now sat here wondering what the hell I've done!
Blimey well done. I did my very first 10k there and loved it.
loops of a council estate, now that really has the potential to be an adventure run!
The official description ' The Beautiful Grimsthorpe Castle Estate' probably evokes a better image
SPEN - I'll see you there, I'm doing the 40, couldn't quite bring myself to hit the 70 button on the application. My excuse is that it's my birthday on that day, and I want to be sure to finish in time to get to the pub
Amanda - this is a very friendly event, you should go for it.
Definitely thinking of the 70 for next year. Got to be easier to train on similar terrain as I only live over in North Nottinghamshire.
Trekking up to the Lakes to train for Lakeland 50 is costing a fortune!
Almost tempted to enter the 40 or 70 but it is a little close to Lakeland 100 for me. Best of luck everyone
Roger - I know what you mean. Recceing the Lakeland route whilst living on the South East coast can get costly!
Wimped out and went for the 40 miler, but I have also signed up for the HM on the Sunday. First Ultra Marathon for me, so looking forward to it. Edinburgh Marathon next weekend as part of training.
Will be seeing you all soon!
Hi all i have signed up for the 100 miler. This will be my second 100 race. I did the Thames path 100 which with diversions actually turned out to be a 102 mile race. Sadly i had to drop out two miles from the end with hypothermia. What with getting lost i actually completed 103 miles in 25hrs 30 mins. With nicer conditions in July i am hoping to do a sub 24hr time. Can anybody give me a description of the loop that we will be running please? Looking at the clip on the website it looks like there is atleast one hill on the laps. Looking forward to meeting you guys on the day.
link to the 10 mile loop http://connect.garmin.com/activity/40436021
bad news on having to drop out so close to the end of the TP100, sure you'll finish this time round, unless sunstroke gets you this time!
I'm doing the 40, can;t get my head round doing longer distances.....yet!
I did the half last year in road shoes and was fine - weather was warm and dry though, if it was wet then you might be better suited to trail shoes. I'm crossing fingers for dry weather again, as I don't have any trail shoes, and don't really want to splash out for what might be a one-off run
VIcky - the longest run this year is 100, the 105 was last year. There is just one drop bag, which is at the start/finish point of the 10 mile loop, so you need to plan to carry whatever you need for the entire 10 mile loop.
I believe race packs were due to be sent out 1 week in advance, I haven't received mine yet but no need to panic. yet!
weather forecast is pretty crappy for the next 10 days, but nowhere near close enough to cause it to be cancelled - pack your wellies and your mac and enjoy splashing through the puddles!!
....meant to add, there is a facebook group for this event, 'The Grimsthorpe Massive', which you might want to join for any last minute tips/advice/motivation/moans about the bloody weather.......
Hi guys - first timer Ultra runner here - just popped over from the dark side (triathletes world forums). i just scrapped in before the last entries deadline. Done one mara before (rutland water) in November last year and didnt find it too bad, just done the outlaw triathlon which im hoping will give me enough base to get my arse round the grim 70.
Any advice on what i could possibly do in these last few days before the off would be greatly appreciated. - and yes - i know i should be recovering from Outlaw or tapering for this one
Also i have had a look on various ultra sites at check lists but dont see any mention of water proof socks, sealskins etc or gaiters, are these a bad idea. I assume if it rains a lot you can change socks every 10 miles to reduce blistering.
One other thing - can some one tell me about taping your feet. i heard theres a book about foot care but i have left it a little late for the post
TIA - Doner K
this year a 70, next year 100's
Yes at the end of each lap you have access to your stuff where you can change socks and clothing and access anything you need in your tent.
As far as taping goes I'm not an expert as I have never needed to do it.
Trail running shoes are a definate as a minimum and plenty of changes of socks and clothing to keep you comfortable.
Good luck nutters....
My second Grim 70 plus HM on the Sunday.
Not taking suncream.....But have my packamack....
Here's to glowsticks.....Deer......And a fairytale castle.....
Good luck! Ria xxx
Congratulations to everybody who took part in this event.
It appears to have been pretty tough.
It was very tough the mud and wet caused big problem with keeping dry feet, but good lessons learnt for next if if my wife allows me to