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  1. Likeys Desert Training Weekends 2012

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    Likeys have once again teamed up with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the UK for a series of Desert Training Weekends this coming October and December. The purpose of...
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    Hi Bill...... We havent started taking entries...

    Hi Bill...... We havent started taking entries for 2014, although a few from this year will be transfering their entries. Will probably open up entries at the end of this year, but I have already got...
  3. Sticky: Albeit a little late on this thread - its superb...

    Albeit a little late on this thread - its superb to see the usual culprits returning for this years Likeys Beacons Ultra.
    A slightly larger entry this year filled to capacity in under 20 hours is...
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    Desert Kit List 2012

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    Apologises for the delay in producing the updated list, but at long last I have finished it today. If there is a silver lining to the delay, I have managed to include some new Under Armour...
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    I wouldnt bother personally. Its highly unlikely...

    I wouldnt bother personally. Its highly unlikely that you will need it, so is only going to add to the weight of your pack.
    The only time I can imagine there being a high level of insects would be...
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    2011 for me athletically was similar to 2010,...

    2011 for me athletically was similar to 2010, 2009 and 2008..... Basically achieved sweet bugger all. But already in 2012 I have run more this year than I did the whole of last year, so in 365 days...
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    Thanks Rab for virus update...... being a...

    Thanks Rab for virus update...... being a complete technophobe, I was scared to look on here for fear of attack.
    Still a few places left on the reserve list for the 6633 (albeit it is looking likely...
  8. Hi Sarah Jane.... I know you have been speaking...

    Hi Sarah Jane.... I know you have been speaking to Sue about this and quite a few others concerns. I would tend to agree with Rab regarding the weight and where possible I would be inclined to advise...
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    Would agree with the previous 2 comments.........

    Would agree with the previous 2 comments...... sunglasses (preferably photochromic to be versitle enough to use both during the day and the night) and a buff should suffice in all but the worst of...
  10. I have heard of more bizarre things, but not by...

    I have heard of more bizarre things, but not by much!
    I can see where you are coming from, but a visor on your hat and good sunglasses should address what you might be wanting to acheive by carrying...
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    Hi Rob, Principally they are the same thing, the...

    Hi Rob,
    Principally they are the same thing, the only significant difference will be the taste preference. For what its worth, NUUN still remains the most popular choice, but I think this is...
  12. Is this sorted? can only come on the site using...

    Is this sorted? can only come on the site using iPod thing as I am/was always getting Trojan warning :(
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    In the next few days we will be taking delivery...

    In the next few days we will be taking delivery of a new dehydrated food brand. It was tried and tested and both of the recent Likeys desert training weekends and I think it's fair to say it was...
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    The 25 guaranteed places have now been filled....

    The 25 guaranteed places have now been filled. The reserve list has been extended to 10 whilst we look at ways of possibly increasing the entry level. Of those 10 places, 3 have already been filled....
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    UPDATE.... The 2013 race is definately...

    UPDATE....
    The 2013 race is definately on.....with 17 deposits received so far and enough serious enquiries to think that we are going to be filled to capacity before the end of the year or very...
  16. Hi Edggie, at your height you wont find a running...

    Hi Edggie, at your height you wont find a running backpack that reaches to your hips, but that is no major issue. In fact pretty well everyone over (say) 5'6" wont get the pack down to their hips....
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    Beacons Ultra 2011 - Results.

    A massive MASSIVE Thank You to everyone involved with this years Ultra. Haven't stopped buzzing - it was a blue ribbon day and quite possibly the Best Beacons Ultra we have had - and we have had some...
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    It might be of interest to know that we (Likeys)...

    It might be of interest to know that we (Likeys) have got out 2nd Training Weekend coming up the weekend of December 2nd - 4th up in the Sunny Lake District. Further info on the forum can be found...
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    Likeys November Clearance Sale

    We are having a bit of a Clearance (actually massive) of some Clothing and Equipment in order to make space for the new Winter Ranges that are currently landing on our doorstep. Some absolute...
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    Not sure whether this is good news or not, but...

    Not sure whether this is good news or not, but much to my surprise we have already recieved a number of deposits for a 2013 race, including a couple of people who frequent this site cheesecheese....
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    Sleeping Mats weights and sizes

    I hope the info below might be useful in comparing various popular sleeping Mats for the MdS. Unless very much competiting at the sharp end of the field (ie say top 20) IMHO a sleeping mat of some...
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    6633 Ultra 2012 and 2013

    6633 Ultra - AnnouncementIn 2012 we are having a little break from the 6633 Ultra that takes place each year high up in the wonderful Canadian Arctic.

    As many of you will know, the Race comes...
  23. Beacons Ultra - October Update

    Likeys Beacons Ultra Race 2011
    With a little under a month to go to the 4th Beacons Ultra we thought a quick email would be appropriate to bring you up to date with one or two things. There will be...
  24. I have something in mind should Wales get to the...

    I have something in mind should Wales get to the final.....but not counting chickens before they hatch... :)

    ..... and not even began to think about what will happen if we actually...
  25. 10% off thanks to Welsh Rugby... :o)

    In recognition of Wales playing in the semi finals of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Likeys are offering 10% off everything this weekend (starting now - finishing Monday morning). Simply type in...
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