Montane Spine Challenger Race

Montane Spine Challenger – Start with the step you don’t want to take (9) – Running Fitness Article

Montane Spine Challenger – Start with the step you don’t want to take (9) “Start with the step you don’t want to take, he said. Move with a purpose that you won’t forget. Meet yourself, when you leave those other dreams behind.” As I left Gargrave I was feeling better than I did when I arrived.  I was confident that my feet would hold out for some time with all that Sudocrem on.  It wasn’t ideal but we’d made the…

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VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger – Running Fitness Article

VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger The rain was lashing down, but along the sheltered road I at least had a break from the wind. My feet, in my final dry pair of socks, remained dry along the road but the moment I was back on the trail a few minutes later they were soaked again. The grassy track along the bottom of the valley was waterlogged.  I knew the navigation was fairly straight forward along here but I decided to keep…

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VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger – Running Fitness Article

VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: Montane Spine Challenger I arrived down at the road after a longer than anticipated diversion down (although definitely shorted that the normal route).  I thought Horton would be just around the corner, it is on the map, but like everything else during my race, it was taking a long time. Arriving at the Pen y Ghent Café I was feeling exhausted and pretty much in pieces.  I knew the medics were waiting to assess me as all…

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Every setback leaves behind a path to make your comeback – Running Fitness Article

Every setback leaves behind a path to make your comeback So I mentioned in my blog post Another Spanner in the Works that I injured my hip in a non-running incident. Because of the injury I found running for any length of time (above 20 minutes or so) painful and would have to take a walk break. During the final 3 months before the race much of my training was done by walking in the local hills or run/walking in the…

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VICKY’S ULTRARUNNING ADVENTURES: The price of ultrarunning/ the price of safety – Spine Challenger – Running Fitness Article

In the lead-up to the Spine Challenger race, well pretty much for the whole year really, there was a lot of discussion on the race forum and other online groups about gear for the race.  Like in other group discussions, if you ask a question the responses will be split between those who are genuinely being helpful, those who are simply taking the mick and those who just have nothing positive or helpful to say to anyone about anything.  I…

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