Tips and Advice

Blogs and Videos made by previous runners are listed below so you can learn from the previous runners and plan your race effectively.

Tim Welch and his series of 8 video blogs whilst running in 2016

RD's Tips and Advice

Its a long way and a very tough challenge but here are the race directors tips and advice for the event based on what he and the race crews observed on the previous running of the event.

 

Shoes, Socks and Feet - No right or wrong answer but there are a few things to consider. The difficulty is the many and varied terrain.

From wet dew on the grass in the mornings to muddy farm tracks and country roads to hilly open land and coastal path.

There will be no right or wrong shoe/sock but here are some suggestions.

Waterproof shoes for the wet dew covered grass should be a consideration.

Once you stop running much or your feet are becoming trashed would a boot be better for walking? A good sturdy boot may protect feet a bit better from stones and water.

Change socks often and do whatever you do to protect your feet from blisters from the start not just after they start to go wrong.

Waterpoof socks can help but can also be sweaty and double layers of socks can stop moisture escaping from your feet too. Find out what works for you.

Most importantly you need to recognise issues early and fix them as feet will take you out of the race very quickly if not managed well.

 

Frequently Asked Qustions

Here's where I will try to answer those questions that keep repeating themselves or need clarification.

 

1. Could I just book into a hotel along the route and shower and eat and sleep?

A. Yes you could, but you probably wont for the following reasons.

You cant stray more than 500m from the route unless you get lost or you have a legitimate reason to leave the route.

Also there will be very few hotels or B&B's in the right places at the right times for you to rest properly, logistically you would have to plan you stops and times before the race!

You wont have any drop bags there to get clean kit to change into so will have to put back on all the stinky stuff.

You also have cut offs to work to and if you wish to pay £45+ for a room for a few hours sleep then be my guest!

 

2. Can anyone run with me?

A. There are no official pacers allowed in this event as we want it to be a tough solo challenge for people. We hover understand how much of an epic experience this will be and what a lift seeing people you know is.

We are happy for a friend of family to jog along with you for a bit here and there but not for them to do large sections or distances with you. They also cant carry any kit for you.

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