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  1. Thread: Sad

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    You're right RichL. It was a useful resource, but...

    You're right RichL. It was a useful resource, but people want immediate responses these days so FB has taken over. FB has killed off forum use. People do post duplicate questions on FB (just as they...
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    ultramarathon calendar

    The beyond marathon website has been completely re-built and updated. it now uses a widewscreen world map as the landing page and you can zoom in and select your region and find races, or you can...
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    The 12 Labour of Hercules Ultramarathon

    If you want to get some miles or hills in your legs ready for MDS 2014, you can take part in this event solo or part of a team. Here's the info in the race -

    Hercules had to perform 12 labours...
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    Both events are also qualifiers for the 2014...

    Both events are also qualifiers for the 2014 UTMB, carrying 2 points each. So if that race is in your sights after the MDS, you can rack up some points!
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    A minim ultra 8C (375g). I only took tights to...

    A minim ultra 8C (375g). I only took tights to wear day and night, so could wear them in bed if cold. I had a Helly Hansen and a Pertex top to wear post each days run,during the evening and cold...
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    Atacama day temp is around 30-35C. The sun is...

    Atacama day temp is around 30-35C. The sun is very strong because of the altitude, the humidity is very very low. The altitude varies between 2200M and 3500M. Most days it is around 2500M, which...
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    We still have places left for Dusk til Dawn...

    We still have places left for Dusk til Dawn Sunlight which is on May 18th 2013. The same 50 mile course as Dusk til Dawn in October, but in May you race until the stroke on sunset. There are plenty...
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    For the MDS that's the case as I remember it. ...

    For the MDS that's the case as I remember it. For other races they just may just state a weekly Kcal allowance. In reality no one will empty your pack on the start line of the last day of ther MDS...
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    14000kcal will satisfy the rules but probably not...

    14000kcal will satisfy the rules but probably not your appetite. People eat from 14k up to 30k depending on their size and needs.

    I have done similar with distributing calories around, and...
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    Quick update. The entries went live on Monday....

    Quick update. The entries went live on Monday. The race only package (25) has sold very quickly and may well sell out in the next 2-3 days. I go back home tonight and a few people have emailed to...
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    It's on there. Thermarest Prolite 3 - Extra...

    It's on there.

    Thermarest Prolite 3 - Extra Small 230g

    It's too damn cold without a mat, trust me! that mat covers my torso and I also use the folding mat out of the back of the 25l OMM...
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    About just under 4kg of food (15,800kcal ) and a...

    About just under 4kg of food (15,800kcal ) and a lot of lightweight gear.

    I can email you one of my more recent pack lists. In fact scratch that, I'll attach it to this post otherwise I'll get...
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    You don't need a roll. Just unwrap some and put...

    You don't need a roll. Just unwrap some and put it in a sandwhich bag to keep it dry, clean. I manage with 10g of loo roll and 1 small wet wipe for each day! Fairly minimal but it's another way to...
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    Dusk 'til Dawn night ultramarathon

    If you're looking to gain some night running and navigation experience, as well as to run the same distance as the MDS long stage,all to ready yourself for the 2014 MDS, then this event is perfect...
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    EDIT: See page 2 of this thread, as I've attached...

    EDIT: See page 2 of this thread, as I've attached a kit list from another desert race to give you some ideas.

    First off, if you can't get everything in, then you probably have too much stuff. How...
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    All the Uk ultras (and 100s worldwide. Around 700...

    All the Uk ultras (and 100s worldwide. Around 700 total) on here, by date in the calendar too.
    Www.beyondmarathon.com
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    Loose fitting long sleeve is best. Headgear top...

    Loose fitting long sleeve is best. Headgear top isn't pleasant in a desert from my experience
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    I always look forward to the Stollen at the CP...

    I always look forward to the Stollen at the CP just before the climb up towards Stoodley Pike Monument. Didn't do the event this year, but have done a few times. Alwways a good one.
  19. Thread: 2012 mds

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    It's Patrick's whim. If you get in after dark...

    It's Patrick's whim. If you get in after dark (long day excepted!) a couple of days in a row you'll probably be kicked out. Day 1 they are pretty lenient. They toughen up after that. The people...
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    Ultramarathon Races

    Thanks Edward. There are around 140 UK ultras now listed, and with the exception of half a dozen events I'm still working on, the ultramarathon calendar is up to date for the whole of 2012 now. I...
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    Skip the humming and chanting and do some time in...

    Skip the humming and chanting and do some time in the sauna each night for 10 days before you leave. No point doing it any earlier than that. Failing that just put about 4 layers of clothes on and...
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    Ultramarathon Calendar

    Hopefully thoughts are turning to shedding the Christmas excess, and what ultramarathon's we're all going to do this year?

    The day-by-day global Ultramarathon calendar has been updated for 2013. ...
  23. Thread: Tor des Geants

    by Rich
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    I shared a tent in Nepal a few weeks ago with an...

    I shared a tent in Nepal a few weeks ago with an American ultra runner who did the TDG last year. I think it took him about 8 days in total, so he should know the score regards rest stops.
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  24. You must have really fallen out with Racing The...

    You must have really fallen out with Racing The Planet Dave. This happened months ago, the other side of the World and still you're posting every scrap of information you can find from the...
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    Most years you won't need them. Every now and...

    Most years you won't need them. Every now and again, one year there are a few sand storms, but you'd be fairly unlucky to get one. Most people will get by with sunglasses. Personal call at the end...
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