Preparing for an ultra

To show September upandrun route
North Wales Coast Path

Preparing for an ultra requires planning. It is also a time to take it easy and eat.

Update on the route

I am now planning to start at the Menai Bridge.

Having looked at the path along the North Wales Coast, it became apparent that an acknowledged leg runs from the Bridge to Chester. Or vice versa, which is the way that I am travelling — East to West.

This extends the route a little to 131k.

In the meantime…

I am looking at the maps to build in my sense of the journey and to arrange the rest stops. Here I will meet Jo and Chico for fuel, fluids and any other bits and bobs that help me to keep going. Perhaps a change of socks.

Jeff is joining me for the last 30-40k.

Ffynnongroyw or Mostyn.

To show the meeting point with Jeff
Meet Jeff

This week is an easy week: a few relaxed runs help to keep moving, plenty of sleep and nourishing food.

I’ll gradually be pulling my kit together. It maybe chilly running through the night. Perhaps it will rain. Must be prepared.

So,

  • Head torch
  • Charger + cables
  • Waterproof
  • Phone
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Buff
  • Fluids
  • Snacks
  • First aid pack
  • Cuddly toy

I try to keep it simple. Minimal.

RS

 

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