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Jan 17, 2016 11:33 PM # 
my experience of Point to Pinnacle - I knew I hadn't trained enough but it was too good an opportunity to miss. What were the numbers like for Two Bays this year and was the bottleneck up Arthur's Seat as bad as ever?
Jan 18, 2016 12:55 AM # 
Numbers were basically the same (i.e. they hit their cap). Arthurs Seat didn't seem quite as bottlenecked this year (maybe I got a slightly better start) - generally enough room to get past if you really wanted to - and there was also no shoe-cleaning bottleneck this year.
Jan 18, 2016 1:14 AM # 
I did a lot of overtaking (that's what I get for being slower on the road than the trail), most people were fine but there were still the annoying few with headphones/ walking two abreast/ don't think they should be passed /*rant over*/
Jan 18, 2016 3:07 AM # 
Is it? Is your rant over ;-)

At my current rate of progress I'll be doing the ultra-long on about as much training as Jayne.
Jan 18, 2016 3:38 AM # 
Well done for finishing Blair. Counting 100m lots means you are doing it tough!
Jan 18, 2016 3:44 AM # 
to be fair I've been doing a fair amount of exercise just not much running, though maybe actually training is where Blair is going wrong!
Jan 18, 2016 3:56 AM # 
I think the best training for the Ultralong (which for the senior men will be slightly further than Two Bays, although I don't expect it to have a great deal more climb) would be to run a 6 hr rogaine a few weeks beforehand, then it will seem short by comparison :)
Jan 19, 2016 1:41 AM # 
Coincidentally we have a 6hr rogaine on March 19 so not too long beforehand. Unfortunately I am the setter. It's in an area dominated by tracks so my training that day will be hooning around on the MTB scaring rogainers (thankfully the training plan calls for a 2hr MTB skills session so fits in nicely, which is good because the 2hr score MTBO event on the same morning is also being set by me).

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