Challenge Hikes and Runs

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by PhilHo, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I was stood near the Brandenburg Gate when he broke the World Record in 2018. Amazing achievement today.
    I was almost as impressed with the unheralded young man who today who did the 35 mile Round Ripon Ultra in a little over 4 and a half hours. Slipping about ankle deep in mud and ascending 820 meters.

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  2. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    Amazing.

    my target for a 2 hour half is currently looking unlikely.
  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    My 1st trail half was just over 230...cant say it will improved much lol...
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  4. Davy

    Davy Section Hiker

    I did 2.05 "accidentally" training earlier this year for the big one.. not run in 3 weeks due to calf and manky shin.. Tomorrow will be first rehab run to test the water.
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  5. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Outstanding... Took me that long to do 20 miles!
  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Did you do this one @PhilHo? Any good?
  7. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    No I don't think many did. The next thing I'm in for is Wensleydale wedge which is ages off.
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  8. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    Looks like a good event Phil, hope it goes well.
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  9. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Mrs Ho did Hardmoors Fryupdale "marathon". Just short of 30 miles today so I took the opportunity of walking around the head of the dale on Danby Moor and Glaisdale Rigg. Unfortunately no pictures as it was wet and misty.

    The Hardmoors series is worth considering if you are interested in ultra running although they also have shorter distances but John Steel is very generous with his distances and half marathons tend to be 17 miles, 10ks 8 miles, marathons 28 to 30 miles. They are very well organised with marked courses but get full entries very quickly. All are based on public footpaths and bridleways in the North Yorkshire Moors with the Cleveland Way often providing part of the route.

    https://www.hardmoors110.org.uk/
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  10. Mountain Mackem

    Mountain Mackem Trail Blazer

    I know someone who did the Fryupdale run and have come across them before. As you say they sell out very quickly. Hoping to move up to marathon distance next year so will definitely be on the radar.
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  11. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Yesterday I went for a 10 mile run before backing off for this weekends running at Langdale. Not a fierce pace but I was happy considering the weather and ground conditions.

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    I've been anxious and excited to enter my 1st vertical...

    Went for a couple of drinks with the wife last night, all was going well....then around midnight, I awoke with a fierce bark and pain in my chest. Now it looks like I won't be healthy enough to do the 10 k let alone the vertical.

    We've alot of money invested so far.. 3 night camping, 2 races, some new runners.
    Just spoke with the wife, and she doesn't even fancy going up there just to be part of the weekend :(
    I'm hoping it leaves as quick as its started and I may manage the the Vertical, even at a hiking pace... We'll see.
    I partly have to take responsibility as I've not been as clean living as I should have been... The odd couple of pints and a dirty kebab or two... All coupled with untimely move of address....

    What will be will be....
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  12. Chiseller

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  13. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Just come across this interesting event. 10 Lakeland peaks in 10 hours. http://10in10.org.uk All proceeds go to MS charity.
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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Walked the Wensleydale Wedge yesterday 23.5 miles in just over 8 hours including two long stops for tea and cakes. The LDWA know how to look after you!

    It got extremely muddy following the runners and my Cascadi 12s were just not up to the conditions. I didn't wear my much newer 14s because I think I bought a size too large and they don't feel as precise a platform as my old shoes that are unfortunately going to hit the bin today. Very hard in the conditions but satisfied in the end.
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  15. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Wow. Only just seen this Sue. Well done. Impressive, especially to do so well almost accidentally. Very cool.
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  16. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    Thanks Clare. It was a great day. I'm doing it again this year but with a couple of friends so we'll be a more sensible. You're welcome to join us if you fancy a lovely day walk in the Highlands. :)
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Forgive me @Sue I can't have read your post correctly :eggonface:

    That's some Acheivment and way above any result I think of getting in any race.
    #respect to you :thumbsup:
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  18. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    What a gooood idea! V interested in joining you for this. Will pm you.
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  19. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    Thanks @Chiseller . As I said, it was a complete shock to me. Of course, once I realised my time, I was disappointed that I was only 5 minutes behind the 2nd place woman... not that I'm competitive (much!) :angelic:
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  20. Sue

    Sue Trail Blazer

    If you fancy running or cycling around Loch Ness, this is a new trail and there is a challenge to do it in 3 days at the end of May. I've not walked the whole route but it follows the existing Great Glen Way on the west side of the loch.
    https://lochness-360.com/2020-challenge/
  21. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

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  22. Chiseller

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  23. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    I'm going to walk them so 8 hours is about right if you stop for cake and tea at the feed stations. I walked the Wensleydale Wedge which is just under 24 miles in just under 8 hours but the conditions were terrible under foot following 250 runners through the mud and the tea and cakes were very good :roflmao:

    Most runners I know do these things in under 5 hours but they were originally set up as challenge hikes. There are also, I think, 12 mile options in these events but very few do those.

    I'm doing them as part of fitness training for the TGO. I'm looking for trail half marathons in March and April that are preferably within 90 minutes of Masham. I will attempt to run those.
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  24. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    We've decided that we are aiming to do the
    ICEBUG CHALLANGE again in 2020. We really enjoyed it last time and now we're more experienced with Sweden, we will be able to do it cheaper, live better and relax more before during and after.

    It's a very well run event and can be walked, run/walked or just walked.

    Accommodation packages can be expensive and the Ramsvik race Village is usually fully booked in advance.

    We're just awaiting comfirmarion of. Race day transport locations before committing.
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