To Marc and everyone who worked with.
Thanks for a great event. I might not have got all the way round but it was not for the lack of support by everone. This one is "unfinished business" and I will be back next year to crack it.
Once again, thanks to the crew for a great job well done.
i'll echo those sentiments too
congratulations on a great race and many thanks to those cheerful buggers who were manning the checkpoints, i almost found it too difficult to be grumpy and miserable at times...the food laid on at the checkpoints was perfect...how good was that pasta?
the route and conditions were quite demanding and i just missed out on my 12hr target by 6hrs...
ps i'm never doing the 100
Which race was this?
Edit: never mind. I figured it out. That's what I get for only using the Latests Posts page.
Do the 100, you know you want to really. I missed my 50 mile best by 10 hours and was attempting the 100. I have done 100 milers before and this was a step up, in a big way.
It was the rice pudding for me at CP 5, great.
As one of the team on on the orgaisational side of this event. (CP4 and CP9)Could I express my thanks and indeed admiration and respect to all competitors who conducted themselves with great credit.
Not to mention some big characters who kept us laughing at the CP's, who took on some challenging conditions throughout Saturday and never once complained.
Thanks also for the positive feedback and constructive criticism recieved so far. This is potentially a great event and is great to be a part of.
Keep it positive and we'll keep listening.
"CP 4 Standing down"
Just want to echo what everyone has said - great event with huge potential. Thanks to Marc and everyone involved in putting this on, and thanks to Luke Cunliffe & Steve Gordon for their company throughout.
I knew it would be tough, but I had underestimated how hard (and very, very soft) it would be underfoot. I was officially timed out at Buttermere, but we were allowed to go on to Dockray to complete the 50ml. We made navigation errrors in every stage except the first one, so I have been adding notes to the roadbook while I still remember in preparation for next year.
Well done to all those who finished this - it is a huge achievement.
A million thanks to everyone who worked so hard on organising this event. It deserves to go from strength to strength. Soup, smiles and verbal encouragement were much appreciated.
I will be back next year with more sensible travel plans plus the following lessons learned:
I hope everyone is safe and well. See you next year!
Longer (boring) report on Runnersworld and Tri Talk
Thanks to all involved in organising this beast of an event, you have succeeded in putting on the toughest 100m im the UK by a long way!
Along with many others I underestimated what to expect. Thanks to Luke and Fiona who ensured I didnt quit at CP1!! and kept me going throughout the night.
I learnt a lot from the experience so although I only completed the first 50m am satisfied this time round and will return next year. Among the key learning points are to trust in your instincts and improve on navigation skills (too many mistakes early on and during the night cost a good few hours). Limit time spent at checkpoints and eat plenty. This is definitley one for trail shoes, normal Asics dont cut the mustard in the lakes as my feet are rather bruised.
Congratulations to all who finished, its one hell of an achievement and I'm in awe of you all.
Kev and Fiona - glad to hear you are both in one piece. Sorry that we lost you somewhere at the end of stage 1 Fiona. I though that you were also behind us during CP2 but obviously not. Good luck with UTMB.
Well done getting to PB, Kev. Did you see the Scottish guy who hurt himself just after B'mere. I hope that he was OK.
mandH - sorry I missed speaking to you but not sorry that they had obviously moved the dead cow!
I hope that Marc gives us some accrediation for getting to/past half way. The IH was the tougher of the two after all!!
The only fault, I could really see, was the lack of grid references on the maps.
Thanks go to all concerned in the organisation, a fantastic route and very well organised. I didn't catch any names other than Marc, so apologies.
Enormous thanks to all the marshalls, particularly those at CP9 which seemed the "short straw". Without the support and good humour of these guys it would have been a lot more difficult. A special mention must surely go to the entertainers in Lakes Runner, a memorable stop for all the right reasons.
I entered this with 3 friends and none of us have ever done anything like it before, it was tough but incredibly enjoyable. Granted, we only did the 50 and it took 19 hrs so we'd be a little slow for the 100. However, we will definitely be entering again next year, and spreading the word.
Many thanks again.
A huge congratulations to all who took part in such a great event, whether you finished or not. This was my first event as a marshall (CP3 and CP9) and I had a fantastic weekend.
I'm glad to hear that Steve, Fiona and Pete are all alive and kicking!
I'll definitely be back next year but this time as an entrant in the 100.
First off a huge WELL DONE to all competitors! I was on RAYNET Control at Coniston (providing the radio comms for the weekend).
All the raynet staff and those at the race control were in awe of all the competitors, it was appauling weather and a huge achievement to even finish the race, never mind in a good time!
I would like to express our thanks to the organising team, especially Mandy & others at race control. You guys were awake for over 24 hours organising the event and keeping the competitors welcome when they arrived back! (I couldn't manage that and was lucky enough to get 4 hours sleep!).
It was a very well run event, and definately one I hope to enter in the future!
I just want to add my thanks to all the organisers and helpers on the route.
As an Ironman triathlete who had never ran more than 26 miles in 1 go (on the road) I have never done anything so hard. A big thank you has to go to Phil, Oz and Mark for the company on the 1st 60 miles. Another thank you has to go to the 4 guys who helped me over the last 10 miles from Chapel Stile. Bearing in mind it was pitch black and the conditions weren't too good, I'm not sure if I would have made it without their help- cheers guys and I hope I didn't hold you back too much.
One of the highlights was the check point at Lakes Runners- after 85 miles of running it was just what I needed, even though I missed the live band!!
Finally I would like to thank all the people who sponsored me and hopefully I will have raised in the region of £500 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. You can still sponsor me at www.justgiving.com/richardbardon
This is a fantastic event to enter- I would highly recommend it.
To all Competitors well done - we hope you are all in one piece and on the road to recovery.
Giselle and Tony (CP 5)
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