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  • Travs's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Poked my head outside today and decided it wasn't good conditions for a 5km attempt. So put on the Scott RC's and headed off the the (very wet) local...
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    I suspect that there will be some races early summer but I think the big problem for the traditional Fell Race is that once the official go ahead is...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    noel replied to a thread Higher State Soilshaker in Equipment
    I'm quite liking my soil shakers. Very padded and comfy with excellent grip for the mud and slush at this time of year. Too heavy to be a race shoe,...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    It's a tough one to call. So many variables. I'll say September 6th.
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  • matthew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Mountain equipment used to make one as well, maybe called the xero.... Ba-ba - do you use bubble wrap/balloon bed/modern thermarest? I...
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  • matthew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    I’m not sure, mountain equipment used to do one of them as well. Maybe called the xero...
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  • ponte_ricky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    ponte_ricky replied to a thread Which shoes? in Equipment
    I wear scott supertrac for most runs nowadays. Mudclaw 300 for short/medium stuff where I'm likely to be hitting the descents hard. Scott's for...
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  • Llani Boy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Llani Boy replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Icy roads and fog put paid to todays planned bike ride so another walk with the dogs. Over mainly snow covered local fields and tracks to todays TP...
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  • gej's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    gej replied to a thread Mountain marathon sleep bag in Equipment
    Do Rab still make the top bag, which would pass kit check but had no insulation in the bottom?
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  • ponte_ricky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    ponte_ricky replied to a thread Training plans in Training
    I'm currently being coached by Dave and seems to be going really well. First time I've had any outside help but I feel like I'm doing my most...
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  • anthonykay's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    anthonykay replied to a thread Today's Bike Ride in General chat!
    Hilly ride around Charnwood Forest, with 400 metres of ascent in 95 minutes. Much of the ride was in clag, with the cloud base around 150 metres. ...
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  • Mossdog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Mossdog replied to a thread Today's Joke in General chat!
    An oldie for the oldies amongst you. A farmer in upper Teesdale this week woke up to find all his cattle stranded by ice and stuck in the snow. ...
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  • PiesAreGood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    PiesAreGood replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    I definitely think in my case it was psychological. I only had a couple, not a big session, and definitely wasn't hungover the next morning. I think...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    I saw a question on facebook asking when we thought that Fell Races would return.... opinions varying from "March" to "never" at each end of the...
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  • MattPo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    No it isn't https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55680595
    115 replies | 4824 view(s)
  • matthew's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    The Saunders is a good starting mm. Beer at mid camp, in July so never OMM horrendous for weather. Also has a solo class which is great for miserable...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    I'd say that if anything it's psychological rather than physiological... Perhaps because as PiesAreGood says you are relaxed... and then you turn...
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM
    5.59 miles, 2,592 feet, 2 hours 12 minutes: Wansfell Pike, with down/up/down the race steps. Sunny, no wind, so not cold; about a foot of snow on top...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    noel replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    I've heard a few anecdotes like this. I wonder if mild dehydration actually helps in short races, because you're lighter - it's certainly the easiest...
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  • PiesAreGood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    PiesAreGood replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    Breakfast wise I normally go porridge and bananas in the morning before running. In my twenties I was chasing sub 17min for 5K, even going so far...
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  • noel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    noel replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    Slacker.
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    If i'm travelling to the race from home, then i have a rice-based meal 3-4hrs before, and that's for Fell/XC/Track/Road If in a b&b i've usually...
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  • Mossdog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    Absolutely. Experience has also taught me to always carry a small, second, back-up torch (e.g tikka or e+lite) after having had my main nao play-up.
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  • PeteS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    PeteS replied to a thread Today's eating in General chat!
    Sometimes eating healthly before a race isn't all its cracked up to be. I doubt I've done a fell race without a decent hearty breakfast - usually...
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  • Travs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    Travs replied to a thread Most dramatic moment. in General chat!
    Wasdale 2016 was a bit of an epic. perhaps not quite so severe as Great Lakes 2012... I posted in detail at the time so won't repeat everything......
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  • Gambatte's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 PM
    I saw a deer in the forest near home where I went for a walk at lunchtime. Midmorning I saw "Aranci", the orange squirrel we kind of adopted, as...
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  • Fellbeast's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    I was there too, it was especially ‘wet’ and altogether epic. Especially having to form spiders with other runners to cross the raging torrents that...
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  • Mud's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:25 PM
    Mud replied to a thread Favourite Films in General chat!
    As Victoria Wood mentioned, "that's life, that is, now think on".
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  • Hank's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    Hank replied to a thread Most dramatic moment. in General chat!
    A couple of years ago I managed to flip a particularly sharp piece of rock with one foot and simultaneously wedge the other between two rocks. The...
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  • Mike T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    Mike T replied to a thread Today's Training in Training
    This morning's HIIT: 9 different exercises, 3 times; 45 seconds work, 15 seconds rest; after every 3 exercises we did 30 seconds of squat jumps....
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