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Two ultras in 7 days (Read 1419 times)

    Some of you may or may not have known of my two ultras in seven days which I successfully completed  this weekend.

     

    On 27th November I ran a 35 mile downland marathon (Gatliff) and on 3rd December a 40 mile mountain marathon in Brecon Beacons, Wales

     

    Here are my race reports

     

    Gatliff Marathon (35 miles)

     

    Breacon Beacons (40 miles)

     

    Enjoy Smile

    Jerry
    A runners blog-updated daily

      Well done!  They both sounded like enjoyable runs.  I don't know how it could be possible to have that much fun when running for so long.  Big grin

      BTW, I think it was nice that you stopped to help the injured lady on your second ultra.  Recover well.

        Jerry, congratulations!

          You're nuts, but congrats Big grin

          'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

           

          "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

           

          "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

            You're nuts, but congrats Big grin

             Smile

             

            After doing the river crossing with guide ropes to stop us falling in, in the pitch dark with only a headtorch, I too questioned my sanity....Clown

            Jerry
            A runners blog-updated daily


            just a simple cat

              You're a tiger!!  Smile

               

              Running is stupid


              Queen of 3rd Place

                Good gawd, it's one thing to do back-to-back ultras, but you had some tough terrain and conditions!

                 

                I loved this, as you near the end of the second event, that you and your friend "even howled with laughter when we took a  wrong direction and I found myself groin high in cold flood water." Way to keep your spirits up! 

                Ex runner

                  You're a tiger!!  Smile

                    

                  or a "liger" Wink 

                   

                  congrats on your mega mile runs! (i can't even get up to one of your races in weekly mileage!!)


                  Treadmill Addict

                    Holy cow, congrats! What an amazing accomplishment! Smile

                    Sarah (34)

                    Mom to Abby (8) Jacob, (6) and Colton (3)

                    12 half marathons, 4 full marathons

                    Goals- run more, lose 20lbs, sub 2 hour half and 4:10 full. 

                     

                      Nice!

                       

                      The Breacon Beacons.

                      Isn't this where they separate the men from the boys during SAS training / qualification?

                        Nice!

                         

                        The Breacon Beacons.

                        Isn't this where they separate the men from the boys during SAS training / qualification?

                         

                        Correct, we passed a group of British Army at 26.4 miles and got nods of respect from them as we did them as they were in full packs and rifles. They have specific routes to do in certain times, they were doing a 16 mile route in 4 hours, most would say not fast but remember these guys have to cover the distance and potentially fight a battle and win it

                        Jerry
                        A runners blog-updated daily

                          Correct, we passed a group of British Army at 26.4 miles and got nods of respect from them as we did them as they were in full packs and rifles. They have specific routes to do in certain times, they were doing a 16 mile route in 4 hours, most would say not fast but remember these guys have to cover the distance and potentially fight a battle and win it

                           

                          My brother went through the American equivalent called the Q Course (Green Beret) in the early 80's.

                          Very tough.

                          My hat's  running visor off to both the SAS and GB's.