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/ First 100 Miler: Jurassic Coast 100

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yorkshireman - on 10 Jun 2018

I ran the JC100 from Poole to Exmouth hosted by Climb Southwest last weekend - it was my first attempt at the distance but thankfully I just about finished inside the 36 hour cutoff. Did anyone else on here do it?

It was the first running of the event at this distance - I put some words and pictures up in case anyone is interested in doing it next year and wants some perspective.

https://mountaintrailrunning.com/race-reports/race-report-jurassic-coast-100-mile/

markk on 10 Jun 2018
In reply to yorkshireman:

Great write up! And well done too.

mountainbagger - on 10 Jun 2018
In reply to yorkshireman:

I haven't done it but I think you ran past me! I was staying in a mobile home park by the coast path (Wyke Regis, just after Weymouth, and right after you would have crossed the road which runs to Portland). I was on the terrace overlooking the path and saw a stream of runners go by - I could almost touch their heads!

Anyway, well done

BusyLizzie on 10 Jun 2018
In reply to yorkshireman:

Very inspiring account - and well done!

yorkshireman - on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to mountainbagger:

> I was staying in a mobile home park by the coast path (Wyke Regis, just after Weymouth, and right after you would have crossed the road which runs to Portland).

I remember that - the drag in from Weymouth to Chesil Beach was long and monotonous and the mist we'd been shrouded in all day didn't do much to help. I still think the hardest sections were running through the paved sections of the towns. 

Hope we didn't disturb you too much. We went through some camping grounds at 3 in the morning and I had to keep remembering not to look at the caravans with my headtorch - we must have looked like an illuminated Walking Dead by that point.

mountainbagger - on 11 Jun 2018
In reply to yorkshireman:

> Hope we didn't disturb you too much.

Not at all. I was still up - it being between 9 and 11pm (can't quite remember). There were the odd runners and then a biggish group of about 15 at one point.

I wondered whether there was an event and so looked it up as I was interested in it myself (having just been for a jog up and down the coast path from where I was staying).

Anyway, I enjoyed your write up and pics. A great achievement, well done. Good luck with your UTMB plans.

 

iusedtoclimb - on 13 Jun 2018
In reply to yorkshireman:

Great right up and well done on 100 mile finish

 

out of interest how did you record your route on Strava? What keeps battery life going for so long?

yorkshireman - on 14 Jun 2018
In reply to iusedtoclimb:

> Great right up and well done on 100 mile finish

> out of interest how did you record your route on Strava? What keeps battery life going for so long?

Thanks everyone. For recording on Strava I used my Garmin Fenix 5 which when not using the chest HRM is good for around 20-22 hours in normal mode. I took with me a portable battery to charge both my mobile and my watch on the go - I heard some HR watches can't record and charge at the same time but luckily the Garmin can.

It means I lost some of the HR data because I couldn't wear it on my wrist while charging but at least I got the whole track down.

Alternatively you can use UltraTrac mode which reduces the GPS sampling frequency to once a minute but obviously the accuracy goes down and I've never been happy with the results.


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