..is there any special techniques? - e.g. would more weight make you go faster (like on a bike)?
I am planning on lots of Guinness while we are in Ireland
Isn't it that you need to train on downhills so your quads won't get too hammered? Apparently one solid (read: painful) downhill session protects you from further damage for about 6 weeks! I've found this to be true for myself :)
So you get damaged from the one downhill session but then you're right for the next six weeks? How much downhill is there at the ultra-long? I might do a session in mid-March or maybe running at Easter will prepare me.
Ricky, you could probably manage to ride your MTB around much of the course...a couple of the washouts at the creek crossings might be *fun* though.
Will I be official or will I get Duncan's result
? (he rode his bike)
And I think I saw Duncan finish after you so it seems a bit harsh to DNF - maybe a new category for MTBs is required?
Well with our recent trend of having one person per age group, I don't see why we can't have a MTB category with one person in it.