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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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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