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  • Excellent write up Ian.  Fantastic achievement to knock such a huge chunk off previous times – and must be really satisfying to think how the changes you made – shedding surplus poundage and going for systematic HR training – have contributed.  Shame about the nasty downhill niggle – I suppose on big ultra of that kind it would be unusual for t…[Read more]

  • Vangelis replied to the topic Ian's #3 on CW Ultra in the forum ultra 5 hours, 39 minutes ago

    Sh*t!!!! WHAT HAVE I LOST HERE?!? Woooooooow, Ian! An amazing race and result! A fantastic, epic achievement (even though I can perfectly understand you about the little bitter taste overall, but there’s nothing better you could have done about the knee…), what a marvellous PB smash (what “smash”… you exterminated the old one really…) and…[Read more]

    • Run date: 15 September, 2019
    • Run time: 2:35:11
    • Distance: 15.04 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Back from Sweden and at least catching up with running with Sunday’s LSR: 15 miles. Felt much better than last weekend probably thanks to the temperature being a bit cooler (got the impression garmin puts the temperature estimated at the beginning of the run not throughout… anyway…) and perhaps also as the feet had had an easy week. All OK and…[Read more]

    • Great to have you back, V. Hope the conference went well. Really hope that Sarah is well on the road to recovery now – binning that race seems like the only sensible thing to do in the circumstances. A fine outing today – I bet a slight easing in the temperature was very welcome 🙂

  • Lizzy replied to the topic Ian's #3 on CW Ultra in the forum ultra 6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Gosh Ian what a write up, you always do a yet this one i could feel the enjoyment of the race tbroughout it.  The time clocking up at each CP must have been giving you a bit of a boast and did well getting out of them swiftly.  3 hours 21 minutes is a massive time difference Ian.

    Sorry the knee gave you some trouble but im so glad you didn’t g…[Read more]

  • Huge huge congratulations Ian what a great result and write up. With the training you put in and doing something about the lightbulb moment you had last year it was always possible for you to get that sub 18 but to crack it in just over 16 and a half hrs and in 11th place is a well earned time/placing. I know you are not completely satisfied but…[Read more]

  • How exciting!! My number has arrived….and I have used the discount code on a new pair of running shoes already!!

  • Andy posted an update in the group Group logo of Couch - 5kCouch – 5k 7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    Hello all. Returning to running hopefully after a while off due to foot injury. Planning to start couch to 5K again at around week 3 and take it gently as I still have some fitness due to cycling.
    Treated myself to a new to me Garmin so that’s my motivation.
    I’ll post how I get along.
    Nice to see the bug back in a new form.

    • Run date: 15 September, 2019
    • Run time: 50:29
    • Distance: 5.01 miles
    • Terrain: Off-road
    • Comments:

      W1/R4 – 5M in Z3. Up at stupid o’clock to get hubs to Biggin Hill for an 8am flight in a spitfire … the anniversary of the Battle of Britain and an absolutely glorious day … it couldn’t have been better. He’s still walking on air 😉 So, out for my run this evening. The heat, humidity and off-road hills didn’t make it easy to manage the HR, so once…[Read more]

    • Run date: 14 September, 2019
    • Run time: 1.13.11
    • Distance: 6 miles
    • Terrain: Off-road
    • Comments:

      S30 W20/R3 ECC 10k series

      Had lots to think about this week including whether to go ahead with this run.

      Firstly thanks to you lovely bugs with the support and advice I will be on the start line for Stort. I know if I dont at least attempt it I’ll regret it – what’s that saying ‘it’s better to try and fail than fail to try’? So New Forest is…[Read more]

    • Super approach to take, Amanda. An enjoyable, no pressure outing and the Achilles is doing OK … Spot on, inside a week of your marathon. Hope that’s given you a bit of a confidence boost as well 🙂

    • Nice six-miles there and good choice to give it a try at least, Amanda! Take it easy though and please don’t push yourself beyond your limits….

    • That went well, Amanda – and a spot of overtaking always helps to boost the morale!

  • sharnie1 replied to the topic Ian's #3 on CW Ultra in the forum ultra 7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    Well that all went rather well, even taking the knee niggle into account, you dealt with it like a pro and while it may have cost a little time on the descents it’s hard to predict how much.  I said to you several times in the last few months I thought that 16 ½ hours was entirely doable for you on this course, and when asked by someone else t…[Read more]

    • Run date: 15 September, 2019
    • Run time: 55:09
    • Distance: 5.73 miles
    • Terrain: Road
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      Out with the sunrise and early morning mist, beautiful morning for my final run for this visit back home to Guernsey #GuernseyGirlwashere

      Training plan said 55 mins at 9:55 pace – happy with this.

  • Ian S replied to the topic Ian's #3 on CW Ultra in the forum ultra 7 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Click this link for the full report and pics.


    • Run date: 15 September, 2019
    • Run time: 13:46
    • Distance: 1.34 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      This is the warm up and cool down (Guernsey parkrun) combined. The warm up is nothing special but the cool down was a bare foot run on the beach, part splashing in the edge of the sea. Just had to be done 😎

    • Run date: 14 September, 2019
    • Run time: 28:36
    • Distance: 3.12 miles
    • Terrain: Off-road
    • Comments:

      Guernsey Parkrun. Mixed terrain, sand, grit paths, grass, undulations together with some narrow paths (no overtaking room) and managed to avoid any mishaps with pebbles and rabbit holes! Warm with fairly strong sea breeze. Very enjoyable. Official time: 28:33 and 65th position out of 158.

      Main aim was to complete it in one piece and to try and…[Read more]

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    • Run date: 15 September, 2019
    • Run time: 1:46:53
    • Distance: 10.02 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      13 Arches W2 R4. Plan another 10 miler.

      Having got home from Blackpool first thought was to read up on how Ian did? a bit too keen as he had writen it lol..

      Got myself sorted and off i set, HR in the Red from the off 😡🤬 i was walking… usual took it off still the same. Switched to pace. First 3 miles gradually climbing, its a tough hill but…[Read more]

    • Nicely done, Lizzy. You obviously had very different weather to us today – sunny and really very warm over this way. Naughty little monkeys on the golf course 😉 And yes, I think running on tired legs can be a good thing, especially for distance training. Hope you are soon headache-free x

    • Naughty children and naughty watch glad it sorted itself out. Interesting your comment on tired legs Lizzy and Jo’s response, mine feel like lead but I’m told this is how they learn to cope with the miles for long distance so I’m taking it as a plus. Watch those extra miles they soon add up over the weeks, great run here 👍

    • Great tenner there Lizzy-well done! Ahhhhhh, those kids! I think in another life my name must have been Herod!!!!!

    • Good to hear that ploddy legs are a positive sign – lol! Well done on getting through that 10 miler in not the best conditions.

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