Completing My First Ever Ultramarathon On Only 2 Weeks Training – The Titanic Quarter 50K Experience.

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  1. Sarah F says:

    Wow!! 36 miles!!! That’s bloody brilliant! p.s. hope your arse has recovered from the nettles.

  2. Bloody hell, that sounds brutal! You did it though (and then some!).

    Vegas will be a breeze for you now.

  3. Ryan says:

    Never in a million years would I have guessed that story. Crazy!

    “The race was rape-like, but in a good way.” ??!!? :)

  4. Les Jackson says:

    Well done, fantastic achievement especially as you have jumped from half marathon runs to an ultra in one go with literally no decent training time, just shows what the human body can go through when you can get past the mental barriers.

  5. Erin says:

    That is awesome! Congratulations on finishing. :)

  6. OMG you wiped your ass with nettles?!!?!?! Bless you. But otherwise…Great job out there, Matt!

  7. Many a socks have been sacrificed on my runs. Such an accomplishment…the ultra of course not shitting outside.

    Congrats!

    Melissa

  8. Jonathan says:

    Just starting reading your blog..the 50k one is brilliant..keep it up..they,re magic.

  9. Jason says:

    Unbelievable achievement and the last statement the most important of all – not afraid of marathon distance! Hope I don’t need to run an ultra to achieve that!!! Still wary of the last 6 miles!

  10. Nichole says:

    This race recap just made my day. I have yet to tackle my first ultra, and now that I’ve read your recap… well, maybe I’ll stick to the marathon distance for a little longer :)
    congrats on a great finish!!

  11. David Sweeney says:

    Fucking good effort fella! Have been thinking about an Ultra myself, but may now put that thought in a box and pack it away… :)

  12. Shit, this is amazing! Congratulations!

  13. Congrats on your first 60km run. Even if it was only meant to be 50km. May a marathon no longer be a scary experience for you.
    But take some toilet paper next time. Having been ‘caught short’ before I always carry some toilet paper on a long run. But then, I’ve never been on a run which felt ‘rape-like, but in a good way’…

  14. Renee says:

    Congratulations!!!

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