Spartan blog

UTLD 50: Coping in the absence of a Plan B


Published by Nick Wishart on 02/08/13

I am sat in a comfy chair at Mardale, cup of tea in hand, trying to focus my eyes, stand up and face the climb up Gatescarth Pass. It wasn’t meant to be like this, with the taste of vomit still clinging to my throat. I expected to breeze in, share a few happy words with the Spartan Army and fill the bottles before marching on to Kentmere.

The weekend so far had been fantastic. Camped in a field with around a 1000 like minded  ultra nutters gave me a buzz and the air of anticipation was heightened after cheering off the 100 runners.

Ironman v Ultrarunner


Published by Jon Moorhouse on 31/07/13

 

 

There are no big or small tasks, all are of equal importance.

 

The Lakeland 50 (or half hundred) is a 50 mile hilly fun run that accompanies the Lakeland 100 as part of the Ultra Tour of the Lake district.

 

Confidence is currency!


Published by Paul Chrisp on 31/07/13

I'd hoped to do the L50 in 2012, so when the chance came round in 2013 I grabbed it and made sure I was as ready as I could be. If confidence was currency, I wanted to be feeling minted!

Back from the dead


Published by James Hack on 30/07/13

The 2013 Lakeland 50. The hardest, most rewarding test of endurance I've done yet.

There and Back Again, 6 Times!!


Published by Hobbit Tales on 23/07/13

 

It's past one o'clock in the morning and I haven't had my supper! Not only that, I am stuck. Trying to find my way across a river I cannot see. It is all that Rangers' fault. But I can't go back without the apple. What would I say? What would he do! 

 

The Sh


Published by Dave Douglas on 18/07/13

The Sh

As Steph returns from her early morning swim in Hatchmere Lake I'm desperately pulling my last few items together. The last few days have been very hot and I want everything in order for my run, plus the next few days I'll be living in Sheffield so I need to pack a bit extra.

As bad as it sounds I needed to get out of the house as soon as possible, I was been hunted down by external forces.

I'm in the van and on the road, I breath a sigh of relieve. The odds are better stacked now, this is it, it me against me and there can only be one winner!

Opening The Shed Door


Published by Dave Douglas on 16/07/13

Opening The Shed Door

Life's getting a bit crazy at the moment and something has to give. I seem to be great at organising people/groups/walls but when it comes to me I sort of just muddle through it and hope for the best!

A chance to help save Manley & Kingswood areas of forest


Published by dx1086 on 11/07/13

News of meeting. Campaign against plan for 78 cabins and a road in Delamere Forest.

If you only do 1 (more) Ironman


Published by Jon Moorhouse on 10/07/13

If you only do one Ironman!

I did the Outlaw last year, it was my first, and to be my only, Iron Distance Triathlon.  With lots of good training advice from Alvin, Bryan, Daniel and Dani (Merseytri), it was the end of 18 Months of preparation.  During that time I cycled around Northern Ireland, ran my first Ultra, PB’d marathons, learned to swim, rode some sportifs, dropped 10kg and generally became fit, strong and focussed.  I was so happy with my 12:41 (against a target of 15) that I entered straight away for this year.

3 Peaks Yacht Race


Published by Jason Stobbs on 30/06/13

Little did I know about the Three Peaks Yacht Race when the DVD of the previous year’s event was passed to me one evening.  However, when I watched it , wow!  I knew deep down that I would love to take part in this fantastic adventure race and it was race I could only dream of.....

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