The biggest Ultra of the year in the UK
since "This year the Fling incorporates the UKA Ultra Championships, the trial for the British World Championship team, the Scottish Ultra Championships, and the trial for the Scottish Commonwealth Championship team. The Fling is a qualifying event for the Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc, and is part of the Scottish Ultra Marathon Series (SUMS) and the Runfurther UK Ultra Championship".
Loads of top runners from all over the UK have entered (unfortunately some of them have withdrawn due to injury though like Marco Consani and Marcus Scotney and a few more).
To Fling or not to Fling
For me it was an on and off game in the last weeks but as is stands now I am going to run it (or race it, if that makes a difference). With only 5 weeks between the Anglo Celtic Plates 100k and the Fling it was always a matter of wait and see how recovery went and how I could still insert some good training for that "Fling" of a 53 miler.
To Fling it is
Well as it stands today (six days before the race) I think I am ready for it. I have just completed the hardest/longest and most quality training week without ill effects (apart from half a dozen niggles but none of the serious at the moment). I like to do that this way so the taper is shorter. In fact I did 103 miles from last Saturday to this Saturday. Eyeballs out. Taper starts tomorrow...
More musings about the Fling in my next post :-)