Yes, well, the FRA are wankers. Possibly. Or just a bit cautious.
Last thing which has helped me a lot is to join a local running club. Its a good way to get regular training runs in, do route recce's with someone of an equal standard and just a bit of local rivalry if nothing else. I am in Totley AC (other clubs are available).
Loving this thread, I'm getting urges to break out of the habit of running around Graves park, after all the peak is on my doorstep. Cheers guys!
The full waterproof thing has been in place for years, certainly since I was running for Dark Peak FR in the early 90's. I just had a very thin pair of pertex overtrews and a pertex top.I don't know whether things have changed but waterproofs were too stiff,, heavy and too warm to run in.
I generally carry full (or close to full) kit at most races/training runs unless it's really short (<5 miles). I'll occasionally ditch waterproof trousers or swap them for windproofs for the summer. When it comes down to it, they weigh nothing and they aren't the difference between winning and losing for most. Maybe I'm being super-cautious, but I've seen how the weather can change in the moors and I'd rather be safe than sorry!
Quote from: Falling Down on August 05, 2014, 10:50:26 amThe full waterproof thing has been in place for years, certainly since I was running for Dark Peak FR in the early 90's. I just had a very thin pair of pertex overtrews and a pertex top.I don't know whether things have changed but waterproofs were too stiff,, heavy and too warm to run in. The more expensive waterproofs tend to be pertex now. I think someone mentioned on the FRA forum that they had a bit of trouble with a race official once about if the pertex top counted as waterproof but they are sold as waterproofs with taped seams which is what it says in the rules.
Did an Aldi/Millets/Cotswold raid after work. All the cheapo packaway jackets were basically binbags and likely not suitable for running in. As a (currently skint) punter, I'd be psyched to pick up something accepted by the race organisers for as cheap as possible. Same goes with pants too if anybody knows of any. Cheap lightweight performance jackets clearly aren't found for a quid I can appreciate.My only final reservation about the Langdale event is that it appears somedemonstrable race experience is required. I'll basically have none and don't want to bother registering/psyching up if I have to drive all that way to be turned away.As a last ask, I know it's probably not a one size fits all recipe but if I was to begin training tomorrow for said event, where could I look for some structured training plans? I'd like to give myself as much preparation as is practicable.
Is there any way to develop running fitness and form without fucking my knees up? This has happened before and it was ugly (haven't really run since, still not sure if they've mended properly). Not really keen on running on tarmac and am sure that overdoing it on the road was the cause of injury last time I tried running.
Just enter some races and get out there. And enjoy!
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