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  • Richard Woodfield replied to the topic Race Across Scotland in the forum ultra 9 minutes ago

    I do believe, Ian, that any time soon Sharnie crosses over the route she took on the last epic journey, which passed near Moffat?

    I see she’s also been managing a good solid 3mph on the several miles of mostly downhill lane section approaching CP7.  So at least that’s not the “grinding to a halt” sort of pace that tends to indicate someone’s in…[Read more]

  • Sharnie’s doing brilliantly – but I’m sure that she’s been finding it really hard going since CP6 judging by her pace relative to other runners closest in front or behind.  About 3 miles to CP7 – so hopefully that will give a chance to receive some tlc from the support crew.

    Wth 116 miles done the total left to be done has dropped just below…[Read more]

  • Maybe the Christmas tree + santa at CP6 is all a cunning psychological ploy?  Trying to convey a subtle covert message to the weary ultra runners: if you don’t get your skates on you won’t finish this ultra in time for Christmas.  If so, I rather doubt the effectiveness of the tactic! 😉

  • Meanwhile, not a lot of movement at CP5.  One other left after Sharnie and is making good progress in her wake, but there’s a fair size gap now between Sharnie (approaching CP6) and the bunch still at CP5.

  • If snooty horse riders become a regular feature you may need to take the dog + extendable lead to make the point, Jo. 😉 The hr training method does seem a bit like HR Depts at work – prone to do something completely inexplicable…. Anyway, it was enjoyable outing, which is the main thing!

  • Love the smiling pics – can maybe see just a touch of the effects of 24 hours +  continuous weather and no sleep whatsoever!  But Sharnie’s obviously loving (almost?) every moment of it.  Hope you’re getting a bit more sleep – or plenty of strong coffee – Ian – don’t want you falling asleep at the wheel.

    At least it’s daylight hours for ta…[Read more]

  • Events take a dramatic turn as Sharnie moves up into 5th place (2nd female) after CP5.  Must have been quite a brief stop there – despite the long hilly slog through the night.

    Robert Morris way out in front of everyone else –  even though he’s still only around half way it’s probably fair to predict that unless he gets an injury he’ll either w…[Read more]

  • I see Lesley Lynn has withdrawn – probably one of the favourites in the female section?  Sharnie currently in variously 5th or 6th female place – tho not a great deal between 4th – 6th ladies.  But I guess that anyway positions are likely to yo-yo all over the place as one runner has a 20 minutes stop at checkpoint while another needs a few hours.

  • Certainly an impressive paced run when you were racing last night, Dave. Your powers of recovery must be excellent, especially for the maturer age category. 😉

  • Good that you felt comfortable with your decision to pull out of the race line up, Sharon. It does sound like a prudent decision – no point in pushing so hard on the mileage that you end up with a worse injury. In meantime more solid miles, albeit with the reminder from foot to take things carefully.

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Nice splashy parkrun outing Lizzy, at a brisk pace. Very flexible are the good old parkruns – can use them for all sorts of different running purposes. Always interesting to check the age grade %s to see whether you are might actually be faster for age than when you did a faster run a while before.

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Unsettling times as events move on, Chris. Forgetting shoes doesn’t sound like much of an excuse… 😉

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Good to take opportunity for some bimbling in the margins even if horse or its rider was enough to distract from the technicalities. Dig in deep for the night shift now.

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Good brisk tenner, Jo. Guess the frogs are feeling a bit flat at the moment, having lost so many of their number. Sounds like you’re doing well to hang in there at work with the stress levels rising. Hope you’re getting at least some time with the relatives.

  • Richard Woodfield posted a new activity comment 1 day ago

    Might need to look for friends who are going to be hard taskmasters when it comes to falling off the wagon, Dave. 😉

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Nippy parkrun – surprising how much running a course in reverse can affect runners.

  • Richard Woodfield posted a new activity comment 1 day ago

    Very hard for all of you. Hope there’s light at end of tunnel soon, Dave.

  • Richard Woodfield commented on the run 1 day ago

    Good multi tasking bimble, Wozza.

  • Richard Woodfield replied to the topic Race Across Scotland in the forum ultra 1 day ago

    I wonder what the plan is for a rest at checkpoint 4 – maybe around midnight – as it’s a hilly marathan distance after that until checkpoint 5. Do you make a totally independent decision or are you influenced by what anyone else is doing?

  • Thanks Bugs. These things do make you reflect. Doesn’t seem that long ago that Steve was getting a parkrun PB.

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