The suffering continues in this second episode of a 2 part special on the 2019 Montane Spine Race (you might want to listen to Part 1 – Ep 14 – first, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. You’ll just be wrong if you don’t). Listen to find out how Thane and his fellow mid-packers got on over the second half of this brutal 268 mile slog up the Pennine Way in the middle of the UK winter and how Thane’s socks would, ultimately, provide an insight into his mental state…
In January 2019, with waterproof socks in hand (well, on his feet actually), Thane set out to conquer the brutal Montane Spine Race, a non stop 268 mile race up the iconic Pennine Way National Trail in the UK. This is the first episode of a 2 part special with interview content from other racers he travelled with on his journey through the cold, dark, wet and windy wilds of the British winter.
You’ve smashed in the miles - you’re race ready, right? Wrong. When it comes to getting ready for many trail races it’s about much more. With Thane about to run the notorious Spine Race we talk about the other things we think you need to factor into your preparation to make sure you get the most from your races.
In this episode, with help from runners from the Green Man Ultra, we explore why has there been an explosion in the number of people participating in ultra marathons in the last few years. Apologies for the poor sound quality in some of the clips – we’re looking to sort that for future episodes!
What could make a 50 mile race with 3,500m of climb more fun? Going back the next day to run a 50 km race with 2,500m of climb, of course! Find out how Antony got on in the formidable Squamish 50/50 and hear some great tips on how to be a better runner from the man, the beard, the legend that it is Gary Robbins.
What motivates us to train and race? Is it for fitness, for the personal challenge or for something else? Thane gets all geeky about it and Antony exposes the truth about Thane’s alleged mid-pack status. Plus there’s trail talk from Thane’s running of the Green Man Ultra.