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stimpo-and-kat

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  • Birthday 22/02/1985

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  1. If we ever go to a new place, we have a thing of seeking out the price of a cushion, we have not yet found one more expensive than £75...
  2. An enforcer week off after a DNF at Snowdon 50 ultra last week. Slipped and pulled my left groin coming over Tryfan, then fell on a rock on Snowdon and bruised the outside of my foot. Got to 30 miles into the race before calling it a day
  3. Ran the Gritstone Grind on Sunday. 35 miles of rolling Peak District hills. Was struggling to keep food and drink down so finish time was just over 8 hours. 4th ultra start this year and 4th finish.
  4. Manchester to Liverpool ultra done on Friday. Horrific weather so finished the 50 miles in around 13hrs 20. Stomach wasn’t right before the start so was diving into toilets where I coulda eventually settled between Warrington and Widnes but way too warm to push on. The tarmac Liverpool loop line path was soul destroying from Speke to Aintree. Would have been better in cooler weather. Day off yesterday and a steady 14 miles on the trails down today to loosen off
  5. Ran a steady 50km race today. Canalathon. The full length of the Rochdale canal from ancoats to Sowerby Bridge. Finishing time of 7hrs
  6. I may have (definitely have) agreed to run the Snowdon 50 mile ultramarathon in October...
  7. Thanks guys. Part of the toughness of this race is a lack of finishing line. I’d been thinking about withdrawing for a few miles. Burst into tears when I told my team mates and crew that I was calling it quits. The whole emotion of the event and everything we’d gone through from route recces and prep to the 19 hours of racing and it was over
  8. Escape from Meriden is over. Sad to say I didn’t last the full 24 hours by called it a day at 7.30pm last night after 19.5 hours running. Covered 55 miles and ended up in Ashley, Staffordshire. Started to suffer with blisters around 6am so running repairs took their toll and compensating on my foot position to avoid making blisters worse gave me searing pain in the hips, then followed thigh pain so by early afternoon we were down to a walk. My team mates went on without me though after I’d got in the car and covered 63 miles before calling it quits around 9.30pm
  9. Pretty much just off you go and your on your own. There is no route, no checkpoints and no finish line. Race is tracked via GPS trackers that every runner carries
  10. Just under 2 weeks to go until Escape from Meriden. 24 hours to get as far away from the start point at the Meriden Cross near Coventry as you can, as the crow flies. Starting at midnight. One more recce to go. Did 20 miles on Saturday night, few wrong turns and nav issues ironed out. Plan is to run until 12.05 on the second night to make sure we hit 24hours and we have a route mapped out to hit 75 miles as the crow flies or 95 in actual distance covered. Support crews are arranged so it’s just get this last recce done and get all good bought and prepped for the day. Drop off food with crew that’s meeting us at 6am and arrange a small drop bag for the 2.30am pit stop
  11. My advice would be not to deal directly with thr drivers insurance yourself. A solicitor will know the rules and ropes and their fee will be recovered from the other side.
  12. Im tempted to do it next year. Either as a pair or solo.
  13. Did one of the local ones last year down in Stoke. 200m swim, 10km ride and think 2.5km run. Finished about 10th despite being last out of the pool from my wave. Took just over 45 mins.
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