Endurancelife Ultra Anglesey

Hi,

I've just put a post up over in the Events section, and now I've discovered this section where the post would really belong - don't know my way around the forums that well. Anyway, not sure if the mods will let me repeat the post but I'll give it a go...

I'm signed up for the endurancelife ultra on Anglesey in January and just wondered whether any of you out there have done this before? Or maybe you've done a different distance or a different coastal trail?

My background is mostly in fell and off-road events but this will be the first I've done in an area I am totally unfamiliar with.

I'm expecting to carry my own kit/water/food etc, but are there any water/food stations at all? And is it point-to-point route finding like fell races or is it a very precisely limited course like cross-country races?

My main question is regarding the terrain (seeing as I don't know the area at all.) It says 25% tarmac, 25% fell and 50% trail. Now I don't really know where the line lies that seperates trail from fell so I don't know if we're talking studded fell shoes or cushy trail shoes...

Anybody with experience or advice for me?

Thanks!

Lianna

Comments

  • if you look on the website it does actually give a description of the terrain involved:grass, rock, mud , road....and then there are 4 videos to watch.........

  • Really!  I've always struggled to find much information on the website but I'm not very web savvy!  I'll go and have a better look now.

    Thanks image

  • cragchick wrote (see)

    Agree with loulabell above. Definitely don't think you'll be wanting your fell shoes though, I am guessing having not looked at the site that it follows a fair bit of the coastal path there.

    yep cragc, no stud shoes needed! looks fairly straightforward

  • Agree with the ladies, haven't run that course but have done various parts of the course on different occasions. Be prepared for some steep ascents and descents along the way, it's not quite proper fell but it is pretty unrelenting in places, no need for fell shoes, even hybrid trail shoes should be fine if the weather is dry
  • looks pretty good- have been looking at the Endurancelife events,tempting

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    .........i found these for you lianna, all from the Anglesy ultra - this is what terrain you will have

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  • Hmm, just wondering Lianna, how's your navigation?image
  • i want to do this one now the more i look at it!

  • wheres Angleseyimage?.........is it near Essex?

  • Are you sure you have the right photos LLB, theres not a sheep in sight!!!

  • you mean Essex is renowned for sheep Slaneuk?????image

  • cragc, i think we should do it and have a girls weekend away!!!

  • It's not even raining in ur photos! Can't be Wales!!



    Girls w/e out , I'd be up for that image
  • Thanks for the advice people... it looks good doesn't it!

    Navigation - not a problem. Just keep the sea on your right and run. Or was that keep it on your left and run?

  • Well, either you've not checked ur diary LLB or you are planning something very ambitious for the w/e image
  • i DO have something fab for this weekend indeedimage

  • ohhhhhh, well I only know about the Sunday, but I wouldnt call it fab :P

  • sunday? whats happening sunday that i dont know about then? have i missed summat?

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