35.10 in, you can hear me but can’t really see me
18wks Saturday I think?
Time for 4 big training blocks and a taper
Yeah I’m thinking along those lines. I have a race late Feb and early May, need one for March and April and then build the rest around that.
I want to do some more training from Cockington to Arundel, as that section is pretty draining. I don’t know any of it past that, so might do a couple of recces further on.
One for you @doug
An interesting look at first 100 mile race in uk and the contrast with today - the 1973 Downsman along the route of the SDW
What a lovely film! That David Rosen was a bit of a weapon in his day!
There is some history with the SDW100 because it used to part of an Ultra World Tour or something like back in the day. I remember it coming up in an interview with James Ellson about the World Trail Majors.
David Rosen was very impressive - 2:34 marathon best and SDW in 16 hrs
Great to see he is still involved in running 50 years later!
The South Downs 80 was a big race in the late 80s/early 90’s. Called itself the World Trail Running Championship.
My Dad did the race one year and i crewed. Not sure how much help i was…i remember falling asleep in my car waiting at Ditchling Beacon!
Ah yes, that’s it. Did it start 20 miles in or finish 20 miles short? I bet your Dad was proud to be part of that!
Started in QE park and finished in Eastbourne.
I think it was my Dad’s only Ultra, they weren’t really i thing then. He was a marathon runner and went out way too fast! Death marched it in for the finish!
Probably to blame for me wanting to do these stupid races🙄
QEP is a tough start, that’s a long old drag!