Completing My First Ever 100K Ultramarathon – The London 2 Brighton Challenge 2014

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9 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Congratulations, Matt! What an incredible journey! You are doing some amazing runs… you should be so proud of yourself! Keep doing what you’re doing, You are a great inspiration to us beginner runners! šŸ™‚

  2. Sarah says:

    Wow Matt! I’m in awe!! You’ve just done a 100 KILOMETER RACE!! Wow!

  3. Congrats on your 100k. That’s amazing! So what if you had things go wrong, you gutted it up to finish. That’s strength.

    And the weather was amazing in England. I haven’t been there with so many pretty days in a row.

  4. Chris Sawyer says:

    Brilliant effort and write up AngryJogger loved reading.

    However fast or strong a runner you might be – to run in a way that makes you properly stare into the abyss and come through is what an ultra run is really about – hope to get there on day once I’ve knocked off some marathons etc first.

  5. ManUp says:

    What a winy little bitch. It was hard to read about a man slowly turning into a little girl. Man up and for god sake before you enter a 100km race get fit first. That way you will finish in a respectable time and people who happen upon your blog won’t be subjected to the pathetic, unending complaints of an ill prepared runner ( I mean walker). You used the F word more times than I can count and you say you remember it fondly?

  6. Matt says:

    Well ManUp I am a bit of a bitch. That’s just the way I am. I make no apologies for it.

    Next time I take part I’ll be better prepared.

    Fuck is just a word. It isn’t necessarily used to convey anything negative where I’m from. On the whole I’m glad that I finished the 100k and will move on from here.

  7. mack says:

    I loved the race report….very refreshing change from all the Pollyanna reports I read out there. Sounds like you had a bit of a trial on this one. My favorite image was of you lying on the ground with a burnt out glow stick …possibly drooling Percy Pig. Keep up the running and I look forward to more reports.

  8. Michael N says:

    Man, congratulations! what an amazing finish, despite all the odds. Your report is great and I like your writing style. Your nonchalant way to show up at the race is definitely the opposite of what one should do. You just wrote the book of “How NOT to show up at a 100K ultra: no camping gear for the night of camping and no head lamp for an overnight run through countryside” you just stack the deck against you finishing and yet you finished!! I know it was hard but I had a good laugh reading your blog… Keep it up man!
    … and bring a headlamp next time!
    PS. I ran my first 100k in April… so I know the pain

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