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Hi all

Here is proof I am certifiably mad.

I am running the Great Naseby Water Race 100 Miler starting Friday lunchtime 28 August. Last year I did the 100km and the year before 40km and the weather was mid to high teens in the afternoons with -5 degree frosts, pretty much expected ideal conditions for this time of year.

I await with interest how this year plays out now I'm doing the longer race which will involve going though the night and into the next day.

At this stage its too far out to take a forecast seriously but the models are favouring low level snow as at todays model runs- lets see how accurate they were in ten days time!!!

www.greatnasebywaterrace.co.nz for more info if you are interested.
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Good luck...looks hard! You will be hoping for a NW flow!
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Absolutely no doubts about the craziness!
But best of luck!
I'm planning on dipping my toes into the world of ultra's at the Northburn 50k'er in March.

Weather-wise, the fact it'll be chilly overnight won't be in doubt, but the mid to high teens would be up in the air I would bet.
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Wow good luck..

Im headed to Ruapehu this weekend for 8 days and Ive been keeping my eye on the forecast for some quite some time and wow has it changed alot. One minute theres 100mm of warm rain coming then next minute its snow down to ohakune lol and so on..

Anyway fingers crossed for good weather for ya!
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Good luck with the 160km run Razor. I thought the 100km Tarawera was a big run!
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Best of luck from me too Razor
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Cheers Team! Northburn and Tarawera are on the bucket list in due course too.

GFS has flip flopped as I hoped for, still early days will take it more seriously from Sunday :)
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Good luck with it all, hope the weather is kind to you _b
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how old are you Razor , out of curiosity :) (ball park)
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To be doing the ' Great Naseby Water Race 100 Miler ', would have to a lot younger then me
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thats my thoughts too, LOL
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Manukau heads obs wrote:how old are you Razor , out of curiosity :) (ball park)
43 mate...they say its the best age for endurance events....

Got my best Kepler Challenge time last year out of 9 goes, so maybe some truth in it??? Who knows. Its 80% a mindgame once you get beyond a normal marathon distance.

And its gotta be trail running in the hills etc, not mindless knee-wrecking asphalt pounding
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43 8-o wow you are doing well, there ya go, there's hope yet for us old buggers Brian
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I take my hat off to you :)
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You've been doing these events for a while then Razor. Nice work.
So you did marathons before getting into Ultra's or did you skip that distance?
And do you do any marathons these days or just stick to the longer races?

I've decided to try the longer ones after doing 9 marathons, with 6 in the last 18 months or so.
Need something slightly different for a while.
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einzack wrote:You've been doing these events for a while then Razor. Nice work.
So you did marathons before getting into Ultra's or did you skip that distance?
And do you do any marathons these days or just stick to the longer races?

I've decided to try the longer ones after doing 9 marathons, with 6 in the last 18 months or so.
Need something slightly different for a while.
I hate road running, its all about trails. Trail running is so much better on the knees than pounding asphalt. I am a tramper by nature, and since kids have come along theres been a little less time for tramping (till they get a bit bigger anyway) so we tend to condense those trails into runs more often than not until the kids get bigger

A typical week for me is around 100km, half running to and from work each day (6.7km each way) and the other half in the Port Hills or in the mountains somewhere. its all about time on feet really.

Did my first Kepler Challenge back in 2001 and have been raising the bar since then. Honestly don't know if I can get around the full 160km next week, but will give it heaps in the knowledge that I finished the 100km down there last year in just under 13 hours, and felt like there was still a wee bit of gas in the tank

Anyway, back on weather topic GFS holding steady with pretty settled weather for the south next week, maybe a weak front around late Friday night to cool us off
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GFS has certainly been jumping back and forward this week. As we get closer its looking increasingly wetter for Friday and Saturday. Hope not! :(
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Well we are off. Starts at lunchtime tomorrow. Looks like some patchy rain Friday night and Saturday at times. Possibly sitting near the snowline on Sunday for the recovery day? Bearing in mind Naseby is 2000ft above worry level. The off to Mt Cook Monday.
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Good luck :wave:
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Camping in Naseby in summer is fun....
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Enjoy yourself :wave: all the best!
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Best of luck Razor - though with 100 miles to run, luck probably isn't going to help you much!
Let us know how you go...and how the weather was I suppose.
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Well started with a cold the day before that developed into a fairly nasty chest infection during the race. Pulled out 12 hours in at midnight with 70km under the belt and some seriously nasty stuff being coughed up out of the lungs. All good now after a couple of unpleasant days recovery. Next year!!!!
Weather was mild for Naseby, with a couple of brief spells of rain. Mrs Sharpe and her mate completed the 60km team (30 each)

Great place, thanks for the support!
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Wondered how it went for you. A shame you were taken ill. Hope you get well again soon _b
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Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you Razor.
Looked a bit muddy in the pics - all part of the fun I suppose.
Onto next year indeed!
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