Trail & Ultra Running Thread

35.10 in, you can hear me but can’t really see me :smile:

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18wks Saturday I think?

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Time for 4 big training blocks and a taper :grinning:

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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.

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One for you @doug :+1:

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An interesting look at first 100 mile race in uk and the contrast with today - the 1973 Downsman along the route of the SDW

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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🙄

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QEP is a tough start, that’s a long old drag!