The Isle of Wight Ultra took 3 years to come around but it was certainly worth the wait!
Pilgrims Challenge is a multi-day event on the North Downs Way. Starting near Farnham and ending in Redhill on Day 1, Day 2 is the reverse. I signed up for Day 1 only, thinking taking a whole weekend out was a bit of extra time from the family, and I have a number of otherContinue reading “Pilgrims Challenge Day 1”
6am. Race Day. No turning back. It’s now or never. The car was full of refreshments and a change of clothes for after, plus all the painkillers you can imagine. My pack, re-packed for the 7th time was hanging on the back of the chair. My drop bag, with changes of socks/tops/food, additional first aidContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Race Day”
Checkout the rest of my blog here 2 weeks to go: Well the time for training is over and with less than two weeks to race day what is done is done. No training is going to now get me more ready or prepared for race day than I already am. The key is prepare,Continue reading “Finding My First 100 Miler – August Update”
Damian Hall is about to embark on his fifth UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) – a 105-mile ultramarathon race that incorporates a mammoth 10,000m of ascent around Europe’s most famous mountain. So how does Damian train for epic ultra running races and challenges in “lumpy” mountains? He reveals his secrets in this blog post. — ReadContinue reading “Damian Hall Training For A Mountain Ultra | inov-8”
Well it’s late this month but finally my thought on June’s training are done !
Decent article outlining a few things that might help build uphill speed. Worth a read. http://www.trailrunnermag.com/training/workouts-training/uphill-battles
Go to February’s update Another month done Some more miles and a month closer to my first 100 miler. This has been the month when the distances got real. Consistent marathon distances and the view of April over the horizon where 20-30 mile runs become 35-45 mile runs. This is big mile territory and whereContinue reading “Finding my First 100 Miler – March update”
Right, this is the bit that fills me with most fear when trying to plan how I am going to get through my first 100 mile event. It seems that nutrition is one of the Ultrarunners biggest challenges. its the single biggest reason why people DNF in 100 mile races. So trying to get thisContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Nutrition”
This is a great video. Anyone wanting to think about running 100 miles the. This is well worth a watch youtube.com/watch