I was shocked last year by the unanimous looks of absolute anguish as finishers came over the line completing the 100mile event. I wanted to see if it was really that hard!? Guess what? It is. And I had company for the first 100km… here’s how I went.
At the end of it all I was thinking – how can I encourage people to come and put themselves through such a tortuous event?? And here’s the thing, the 50km and 100km are great challenging distances that can actually be enjoyed. Those who enter the 100miles are expecting to be challenged beyond their ‘comfort level’, to those people I can in all sincerity say – you will get your moneys worth.
Tips? Trekking poles – I’d like to use them I think next time. Gaiters over your socks – there are a few grass-seads and small stones you don’t want in your shoes. Spare socks and shoes at bag drop area’s. Don’t eat chocolate brownies! 3 out of 3 of us who had some felt sick afterwoods.