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Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 02 May 2018, 21:33

I had intended to have another crack at the Royal Marsden Trekathon this year (last year was great, I discovered that I actually perform quite well in the heat!)
But its only three weeks away, so there's no time to train without the risk of injury or raising the minimum sponsorship so...
I am weighing up either the 50 or 100km options for the South Coast Challenge.
I've never done a round the clock trek before, so the century does have a certain appeal.
https://www.southcoastchallenge.com/the ... -challenge

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 03 May 2018, 09:36

Doing some homework...
https://www.ldwa.org.uk/library/trailwa ... aining.php

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby NicBeeee » 03 May 2018, 11:52

Very good luck to you, there is something very satisfying about pushing your limits, once you realise that you are not as exhausted as you think you are you enter a peaceful world were nothing fazes you.
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 03 May 2018, 12:28

Thanks! I managed the 26miles from Lewes to Beachy Head in blazing heat last year on just 8 weeks prep.
I was tired, but nowhere near exhausted. My longest training walks were only half the distance so I'll use that as a yardstick.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby Jim San » 03 May 2018, 17:18

silverbullet wrote:Thanks! I managed the 26miles from Lewes to Beachy Head in blazing heat last year on just 8 weeks prep.
I was tired, but nowhere near exhausted. My longest training walks were only half the distance so I'll use that as a yardstick.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 03 May 2018, 18:41

I think that I read anything from 21-33 hours is the typical envelope.
Based on my previous 8 hours or so to cover 26 miles (40k) over some of the same terrain, then factor for fatigue, 24-25 hours could be a realistic ambition.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 03 May 2018, 19:40

I have signed up!

I have paid the entry fee (£80) myself so everyone can pledge gift aid and I'll do my best to eat for all my sponsors :D

Please, if you can spare a few quid or maybe pass up a takeaway or a round of drinks one evening, it will all add up and benefit everyone in the long run.

Its going to hurt me more than you!


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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 09 May 2018, 18:58

Cheeky bump!

Let's get one thing straight: I'm not some super endurance athlete and I have never done anything of this magnitude before (I walked a marathon distance for the first time ever last June and have done precious little since then)

I'm just a 45 year old moderately fit and healthy guy who wants to achieve something positive by walking a really long way in one go and raising as much sponsorship as I can.

I need to raise at least £425 as a minimum for this event, but I really want to raise far more than that, of course.

If 50 people can pledge just £20, I can raise £1000 for the charity that saved my daughter from Leukemia (AML) in 2015.

Thank you.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby R0B » 10 May 2018, 10:58

Donation sent.Come on you lot get your hands in your pockets.
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby 300CE » 10 May 2018, 19:38

Donation sent - good luck sir.
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Postby R0B » 14 May 2018, 14:03

At one time loads would have donated. Whats changed :?
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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby george2490 » 14 May 2018, 14:24

Ian, are you doing the 50 or 100km

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 14 May 2018, 18:50

I am doing the full 100km with no overnight stop, only snack and meal breaks on route, thats it.

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby silverbullet » 14 May 2018, 19:13

Oh yes, my little girl has now been three years in remission from last week.
She had her annual checkup at the Royal Marsden today.

No lasting ill effects, apparently... :DImage

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Re: Time to consider another big walk...

Postby george2490 » 14 May 2018, 19:58

Good work. Enjoy.

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