Tag Archives: Ultra

Weald Challenge – 50km

Weald Challenge 50km Ultra
Date: 25th May 2014
Distance: 50km
Elevation: 753 m
Time: 7:03:10

As my plans for this particular weekend changed a few weeks before, I had not planned to do this event. I was just looking around at various races and this one popped up. I thought “Its only 50km how hard can it be” so I booked it without a second thought.

I had not done any long runs since the Brighton Marathon several weeks before and would not have much time to train before hand. However, this event was just going to be a long training run for events I have later in the year. - read more

The Wye One Way 50

The Wye One Way 50
12th October 2013
Distance: 50 miles (actual distance covered 54.55)
Elevation: 1,860 m
Time: 14:11:24

This was the third race in a series of 4 that I had booked to do with Might Contain Nuts (MCN). My build up to the event was poor. I had done a 50 mile challenge a few months previously. However, since then had only had a chance to go out for 2 or 3 20ish mile training runs. Thus, didn’t feel that physically prepared. Therefore, in the weeks before the event I spent a lot of time mentally preparing. - read more

MuleBar – Energy Bars and Gels

I have always struggled to get my on the run nutrition right. For marathons I found gels are ok but tend to get the sickly after a few hours and for ultras you need solid food.

I had played around with a few gels. First settling on SIS ones, they seemed ok but didn’t react well to other nutrition. I switched to Nectar gels about 18 months ago. They where much better no after affect but occasionally ended up with stomach cramps during a race when just using these and water. Not sure what the cause was as it didn’t happen all the time and if I eat any solid food it seemed to sort it out. - read more