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by satriales » Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:50 pm

I attempted The Omen 66.6 today. A 68-ish mile run along the hilly North Downs Way.

The hills were relentless. I'd trained running/walking up them many times individually but stringing them all together in a single run was just too much for my legs. So going into Checkpoint 3 (24 miles) my knees, hips, feet, and ankle were hurting and I had given up. I rested for 5 minutes, took an ibuprofen, and went and got an ice cream, then decided to push on and see if I'd feel better. I knew I wasn't going to make the full course but if I could just get to the next checkpoint I'd not be too disappointed.

The next few miles weren't too bad, but then my knee suddenly started to get sharp pains again and that convinced me I needed to stop at Checkpoint 4 (edit: 32 miles). I got there in 2nd place (only 5 of us entered the ultra) and called it a day.

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by poshrule_uk » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:57 pm

satriales wrote:I attempted The Omen 66.6 today. A 68-ish mile run along the hilly North Downs Way.

The hills were relentless. I'd trained running/walking up them many times individually but stringing them all together in a single run was just too much for my legs. So going into Checkpoint 3 (24 miles) my knees, hips, feet, and ankle were hurting and I had given up. I rested for 5 minutes, took an ibuprofen, and went and got an ice cream, then decided to push on and see if I'd feel better. I knew I wasn't going to make the full course but if I could just get to the next checkpoint I'd not be too disappointed.

The next few miles weren't too bad, but then my knee suddenly started to get sharp pains again and that convinced me I needed to stop at Checkpoint 4. I got there in 2nd place (only 5 of us entered the ultra) and called it a day.


That's still some achievement mate, well done.

I have my first relay in two weeks for my club called the Green Wheel relay where we run 50 miles of the Peterborough Green Wheel Cycle network. I'm on leg 1 so went for a practice to make sure I was confident with the route and managed to get there without taking a wrong turn :D

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by satriales » Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:14 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:
That's still some achievement mate, well done.

I have my first relay in two weeks for my club called the Green Wheel relay where we run 50 miles of the Peterborough Green Wheel Cycle network. I'm on leg 1 so went for a practice to make sure I was confident with the route and managed to get there without taking a wrong turn :D


Cheers, completed 32 miles in the end which isn't too bad considering how hot it was and the terrain.

Learning the route is so vital!! I had spent weeks learning sections of this North Downs Way, and then a week ago my brother entered the same race but he didn't know the route at all and had to rely on signposts (it is sign-posted the whole way, but they can be hard to spot sometimes) He ended up getting lost repeatedly, and gave up at the 24 mile point with 29 miles on his watch :fp: :lol:


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