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Anybody else got their eye on this one?
I confidently predict that the weather conditions will make it a very challenging event.
Choice of clothing and equipment will be critical to chances of success.
If this is going to be your first 100, there is a danger that you might underestimate the clothing requirements for the night section, at that time of year.
I got it wrong on my first two 100 milers, with more or less serious consequences.
I am also going to be in The Wall, so I might see you then!
I've entered. Only problem is that I am also having a crack at Caesars Camp 100 which is only 5 weeks before
Re clothing, totally agree with Ben. Advantage of this format will be that you can have a shed load of extra kit at the centre point and completely change after each 25 miles
I think that two 100s five weeks apart is doable Veggieboy.
This year I participated in the Viking Way Ultra only five weeks after TP100. Although I DNFd Viking Way along with 75% of the field, I managed a better split time over the first 100 miles than I did in TP100.
This suggests that the proximity of TP100 did not hurt my showing, and might well have improved it.
Definitely going to allow myself a generous recovery period this time though!
Of course, given the new reduced 28hr cut off at CC100, I may end up only doing 80 or 90 !
Its meant to be quite hard
Oooh - tempted again. I've got the Pinhoti 100 on 3rd November so realistically not an option - but still tempted! Took me about 6 weeks to recover from TP100 but since them, running has been fantastic.
TP100 for next year again I think instead. 2-3 long ultras in a year is enough despite temptations.
Veggieboy re 2 100's 5 weeks apart, its all to do with the terrain.
In Bens case going for the viking after TP100 was fine.
In your case the CC100's terrain is a lot harder and hillier so I guess recovery is going to be tight, still worth a shot though.
This will be my first hundred, the 4 spur course is very appealing, and in a mid-life crisis sort of way it's only a couple of days after my 40th . I plan to recce the two ridgeway sections as a minimum. Anyone know how the TP terrain is around Streatley?
Me! No way..Not in one year!
I really mustn't..
Oooo Grand Slam..
Yea f**k it you got me I'm in..
been having a sneaky look. Bit like veggieboy goung to use Caesers camp as a warm up
Does anyone on here have a preference for map scales? OS will print a map of the area around Streatley covering all four spurs, but only at 1:50000. Is that enough to navigate by? or should I get two at 1:25000?
May depend on how good your eye sight is in low light levels. I've found I'm starting to need things in large scale
Is that someone else in the 45-50 age group then ?
closer to the 50 then the 45. Started about 2 years ago now need reading glasses.
It would be an ideal first 100 miler in terms of terrain, support and format.
The weather will be a significant aggravating factor however.
It comes down to weather you are prepared to undertake your first 100 under winter conditions.
I am hanging on and possibly putting a very late entry in so an extra 10 places is ok with me
That will be for people disappointed at not getting in to the Piece of String
Really?! That quick? I best make my mind up then!
I was sweeping the first 55 miles of the SDW100 a couple of weeks back and I can tell you there was more than enough route markings. I didn't know the route so was following them myself without any problems. I can't speak for the 2nd half of the course but anyone who got lost in the first half must have been running round with their eyes closed!
I do really want to... dont have any other races planned in the winter except Country2Capital in Jan. I want to have a really good crack at Rocky Raccoon which is first weekend of Feb so I think the Winter 100 is just far enough out.
I have opted for a second opinion before I hit the register button
Ok ok... I'm going to do it