Open Adventure wrote:
At 3.00am on Monday 6th July Sabrina Verjee set off from Moot Hall Keswick attempting to visit all 214 Wainwright summits as fast as possible. The 39-year-old veterinary surgeon, based in Ambleside, will run 525 km non-stop, starting and finishing in Keswick and ascending a total of 36,000m (118,000ft). The 214 mountains and hills are featured in Alfred Wainwright's seven-volume book set 'A Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells'.
The current record was set in 2019 by Paul Tierney in a time of six days and six hours.
Prior to that, in 2014 Steve Birkinshaw completed the challenge in six days and thirteen hours and in 1987 Joss Naylor set it at seven days, one hour and 25 minutes.
If Sabrina completes the Wainwright challenge it is believed she will be the only female athlete to have done so.
Coronavirus has brought an additional element to this challenge with respect to the support team and logistics, so unlike her predecessors Sabrina will have to make do with minimal support.
For the reasons stated above we request that anyone wishing to support or meet Sabrina on the hill does not do so on this occasion. The same applies for finishing in Keswick. Instead you may enjoy the dot watching entertainment from the comfort of your own home.
You can track Sabrina Live here https://live.opentracking.co.uk/sabs0720/
[please note that on Day 1 when Sabrina drops down in to Borrowdale the tracker will drop out of signal - its no drama and will pop back up again and will backfill the route she has taken]
Jakey Rolling wrote: »
I see Caitriona Jennings is taking part in the Hoka CarbonX 100km event today - currently 3 hours in.
Live feed here
Ed...... wrote: »
An amazing run for sure. Only the second man I think to go below 6:10 since Don Ritchie ran 6:10:20 in 1978. Makes 7:39 pace look fairly handy for 24hrs��
ultrapercy wrote: »
is 7.39 world record pace for 24 hour? In my opinion thats far more impressive than 5.55 for 6 hours. Not taking anything away from a sub 6.10 but holding 7.39 for a full day is mind boggling esp factoring in toilet breaks, food stops etc. which bring the avg up.
Ed...... wrote: »
My previous statement being tongue in cheek but if I'd to pick one then I'd say the 100km record is physically harder.
TFBubendorfer wrote: »
I disagree. The 24 hrs record is still far out there and nobody has ever come even close. I think it's the harder one to crack.
Enduro wrote: »
I'm kinda with Kouros' thinking on 100km versus 24 hours. To my mind 100km is what I call a "speed" ultra. A longer version of the marathon, with similar training and abilities required. 24 hours crosses over the different realm of "Endurance" ultra. I guess its something like crossing over from sprinting to middle distance in the non-ultra world. It's funny that its hard to explain, but nearly everyone who I've discussed it with who has raced both distances (or similar) seems to agree. One of those things experience tells you.
Of the 2 records, yeah I think the 24 hours is much further "out there". Although the longevity of Don Richie's 100km record was also something special.
Ed, I would disagree on the trail runners thing. As Killian recently showed, it doesn't matter how good you are at trail ultras. 24 hours is just very different.
robinph wrote: »
someone turned back after 40 minutes because they had forgotten their race number, and someone else must have overslept (3:04am start) and started 58 minutes late.
, and Liz Canty have finished loop two in 26:52. They are over the 26:40 time limit and cannot continue to loop 3. #BM100
JohnDozer wrote: »
Hi all, I'm just hoping to get a sense of what training approaches people take when training for a longer hilly trail ultra. What are the main components of your training and how do you balance them. I did a 50 miler last year and I'm hoping to have a go at a little more than double it this September. I've done up something for the next 6 months which has one speedwork session a week and two longer runs at the weekend consisting of roadwork and hills on alternate weekends, along with some tempo work on one of the long runs. I'm currently at a volume of about 7 hours total weekly volume and I'd be hoping to get that up to 10/12 hours a week by early summer, with a few big weekends peppered throughout June and July due to big back to back weekends or very long practice runs (1 X 50 miler and a 5hour/4 hour back to back). I'd really appreciate any questions that'll make me think, or any feedback about particular things that worked for you.
I think one of my questions is, is there such a thing as too much hills in training? I think I put a lot of emphasis on hills last year and I'm not sure it didnt do harm in terms of keeping me quite tired (and slow!) all the time, along with sacrificing speedwork which didn't help.