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Hello, I have chosen this as my first Ultra and was wondering if anyof you had done this one before and may be able to give me any friendly advice ?
I've entered it too and it will be my first. eeeeeeek!
Which Marathon's have you done previously?
I'm nervous even thinking about it and it's months away. I've planned to start my training on Monday so I've been searching for training plans. If I find one I'll post the link.
It is Ripon not Rippon.
The route map is not very clear and with so few runners last year (50) then route-finding could be quite a problem.No mention of how much climbing there is but probably not that much ( I live about 25 miles away but do not know that area well).
It sounds a good run and I wish I would be fit enough to do it by October but that is not very likely
Thanks for that, I will download it later this evening. We are hoping to go down on the Friday evening. My Husband and two children will be coming too for support. You will NOT pull out!! I'm so scared about being disqualified part the way round but I'm sure we will both make it.
I did London last year and Brighton this year. Already entered for Brighton 2013. I'm starting my training today but went to two children's parties and ate cakes so not a good start!!!!
thats the thing that worries me - am going to make some sort of plan so I know what time to expect to be at each checkpoint and write down when I HAVE to be there by as well. Off to the gym tonight for some strength training
I'm up for this...
I recced the first couple of checkpoints on Thursday and found it fairly straight-forward; I missed a couple of directions but quickly got back on track. The sections through the woods running up to Marsham were quite overgrown and there was a lot of mud to contend with.
I intend getting back down there and knocking out the second half in the next couple of weeks
I'm running with a mate; we'll be driving down from Hartlepool on the day.
See you there.
Having never raced off road before I am a little concerned about navigation. Is there any way of getting details beforehand? The map on the web site is not too clear.
Also thinking of running this as first ultra.
If the course is the same as last year, you can load it up on your garmin, just find someone else's details.. some phone apps can load the exported tcx files too, for checking or pointing you to each waypoint. plus of course you have the usual map, compass etc.
Thanks for the comments guys. Sure it will be OK on the day but don't fancy getting lost with 35 mile to do.
some tracks for last year on garmin connect here
can load these up as courses on some garmins, or export as tcx files for other types of devices., your smartphone even. use in combination with map & compass if you get stuck.
you can always mark the waypoints on the course and use your garmin's compass type functions to guide you a little.
hello for some reason I never seem to get the notifications when posts have been commented on (wvwn though I ticked the box and checked my email).
If any of you are on facebook I have made a page on there for us for this event
Come join us Also my mum and I will be doing a bit of a rekkie of the route on the 15th September (day before gt north run) as it is on the way so if any of you want to join us you are more than welcome although we plan on walking and not running as our husbands will be with us and they don't run.
Either way even if you do run would be fab to meet some of you before the day
Hi all, Ive entered this too. I've never run a straight forward marathon,done a 54 miler and loads of 20ish mile road runs so thought I'd give this a pop! One question I have, do people stay for long at the CP's or run through whilst collecting whatever supplies they need? Thanks!
I'm in for this, just entered this morning. My second ultra after Grim Reaper 40 earlier this summer. Hoping this one is a bit drier!
The more I read about this event, the harder it seems to become. Perhaps I need to stop reading!!
This sounds quite scary!
You say the checkpoints are well stocked. Jovi, are you planning on carrying much fuel around with you?
Hi! Newish here but not to running or Ripon.
I recced the last 20 [and first 2 miles] yesterday, Im from Ripon, but i didnt realise how lovely the course was . We had a great morning out after being dropped off in Masham at half 7, Great dry course and im pleased to say Shitty farm 1 and 2 are pretty clean!
Plan on doing another slowish recce a week on saturday from Masham. We were hitting 9.30min/pace overall at the weekend, slower then i expected. It really is pretty hilly/undualting and at times hard going underfoot. Should make for an epic day.
The course has a bit of everything to keep you occupied with fantastic scenery and terrain and really shows off the area. Shame it doesnt go further in to nidderdale AONB but then it would be even longer! Its far enough already!!
As you were.