70K ULTRA IN A HUGE STORM.. RUNNING IS BRUTAL!

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  • Thanks for sharing! Such a hard time of year to train with how unpredictable weather is. But sure makes you strong for when the weather is beautiful again.

  • You certainly did get it done – well done!! Those conditions looked horrendous, is that the worst you've ever raced in?

  • Love the positivity! Thanks for bringing us along and congrats on finishing! Did you use any kind of bag under your jacket for nutrition etc..?

  • I was out Sunday morning and hardshalling for Hardmoors Saltburn Marathon. We stood and waited for 141 runners to come past us at our checkpoint/ food station. Lots came past up covered in mud from foot to head. Great event

  • Your attitude is absolutely impressive. I hate my life when running in wind after like 5min. I can't even imagine to endure these condiitons for that long.

  • Cracking run Ben! Didn't feel like heading out for my planned run on Sunday so deferred til Monday ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I'm running the RTTS 100K as my first Ultra in July and I'm struggling with any waterproofs that breathe properly right now (I get a bit sweaty). Are there any lightweight ones you would recommend?

  • Iโ€™ve seen some crazy shit…but man you are insane ๐Ÿคช…love it very inspiring as always! โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

  • Incredible effort Ben and Sarah to keep pushing through despite such tough conditions. You're made of some hard stuff both of you! Amazing! Well done!

  • Bloody hell Ben! you and sarah are awesome even in such horrendous conditions you are always such a positive inspiration hats off to you both ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ‡

  • Wish I knew you were doing this ha I live Merthyr Tydfil and donโ€™t live far from Cefn community centre (check point) be nice to cya and support you ha well done on the achievement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  • Amazing, congratulations! As a new long distance runner, I'm always very impressed with the pace you can sustain for such a long time. What is your target pace for Comrades?

  • Nice running (could be swimming) Ben!!! Especially in them conditions. GoPro stood the test of the storm also in wet and cold, was it the 7 or 8? I was really pleased with mine in my last ultra I filmed, the battery lasted the distance also. Been thinking about getting an 8, lets see!

  • Looks awesome. Question – Near the beginning you say youre running 4m/km. Im training to do a couple of 10ks this year hopefully. Always been relatively fit, football for the first 21 years of my life, long distance backpacking for years but never really any mega serious running. Been at it for about 4 weeks and can comfortably run at 5m/km pace for as long as I need. How easy/possible/quick is it to get to 4m/km and quicker pace? I know its subjective based upon the person but…..yknow…..how did you find getting to run at that pace consistently?

  • Incredible run and very inspirational by you both. Supposed to have my first half marathon in Tunbridge Wells this weekend, if it does go ahead I will use the strength that you got through your 70K in hurricane conditions. Keep up the good work.

  • Hi Ben! Amazing effort and mentality to pass that race! I can't imagine actually being there at your shoe suffering the weather. I ran that particular time in manchester, starting at 9 ish, planning for a long run.. but the wind and rain was pouring soo strong..cancelled the plan. Met other surviving runners on the route though. Nice experience though, perfect for mental training.

  • You did really well in the conditions, I knew a couple of people running the race and they said it was absolutely horrific so to finish is massive credit to you both! You are made of strong stuff ๐Ÿ’ช

  • Love it. Ben โ€œ nothing stops us from gettitdone.โ€ Next line is โ€œthis is just the stupidest thing!โ€
    Welcome to Wales Ben.

  • If this video isnโ€™t motivation then I donโ€™t know what is! Absolutely superb! Great effort to you both.

  • This is the second video I've seen from this race. Do you know Ginger AL? That wind, rain, and downed trees looked hideous! Congrats on 11th.

  • Massive respect to you both for finishing! That must have really hurt. I've gone up 7 Mile Bank (above Talybont Reservoir) on a bike and it is a slog even in good weather – I can't even begin to imagine what it was like in that storm or on the top. After that, Comrades will seem like … err … a doddle!!

  • WOW – wonderfully tough! Well done for completing this ๐Ÿ‘. Bet you both enjoyed the dry and warmth at the finish. #chipbuttietime ๐Ÿ˜€

  • What a top professional athlete you are Ben, credit to both yourself and Sarah for finishing in them conditions๐Ÿ… #inspiring

  • Wow! Made me nervous just watching it but loved it! You two are incredible. Love your channel so much. You have made we want to do more running. Much respect from a plant-based runner from across the pond!

  • Fair play mate, well done.

    I was supposed to do a 20 mile run Sunday but looked out of the window and changed my mind ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Had a very familiar feeling watching you struggle under that tree because I've been through the exact same thing. It always feels preposterous, knowing it's an incredibly easy task, but in a body that doesn't really have anything to spare for that kind of low scrambling.

  • Very much liked this video, Iโ€™m from Cardiff so Iโ€™m familiar with merthyr and that area, cool ultra and great video!

  • Always love your videos, even the ones of tough races. (Also, not that you're not fun to follow along with, but Sarah is my all-out hero)

  • Great work Ben. Just one pedantic point to make: it was a masochistic pleasure you were experiencing not sadistic. Masochists enjoy receiving pain, sadists inflict it on others. You sir are a masochist.

  • What an inspiration! If there was ever a time when your "getting it done" mantra was appropriate, this was it. Huge congratulations to you and Sarah.

  • Congratulations! We liked the subtitles (it's easier to understand for non-native English speaker (hello from Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท))… you could always use them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Well done on getting it done! I can sympathise with the bad stomach. I had a bit of a icky bug in the week leading upto the Arc, and although on the day I didn't have any toilet issues, I was just unable to stomach any food. Normally I have a great appetite until at least 60+ miles but I was struggling to get anything down at the first CP at 24 miles. This meant I wasn't fuelling and my legs wouldn't go any faster. I felt sick several times and because of that I didn't enjoy the race at all. It also meant I was timed out at Penzance! But at least we didn't have weather like that!

  • wow Ben & Sarah incredible effort in those beautiful Welsh conditions … they know how to bring the weather to you … ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The mental and physical strength that you have is astonishing. Old and achy is definetely not what you are :p Bravo to you both and thanks for this motivating video. Today I have my last exam and I will finally have time for a run ๐Ÿ˜€

  • You guys are Inspiration to many, after seeing you guys run through the storm, it motivate me to go run even is cold and windy weather, thanks to you both ๐Ÿ‘.

  • Wow….respect Ben. Hard to run in that rain and wind!
    I would have lost my ankle running in the muddy sections too ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Fortunately didn't look too steep

  • Fair play that kind of adversity training makes you stronger! Myself and my wife ran a 10 miler in wales on Sunday in the storm, I loved it makes you feel alive ๐Ÿ‘

  • Wow kudos for you and Sarah, Ben! I have never done a 70k run but I have done half marathons and trails with absolutely dreadful weather. Your mood swings during the race are so recognisable๐Ÿ˜‚ But love your attitude and it inspires so many people to go out there and get it done! Now, off to my interval training which seems like peanuts compared to this run ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Cheers!

  • Itโ€™s normally a straight forward race, but with Mother Nature battering us, it was something else, well done to everyone that completed it, unlike me however ๐Ÿ˜ข

  • Ben & Sarah, you both individually placed 11th? That's what I call a balanced relationship XD Congratulations to you both. This really looked adventurous!

  • Hey Ben, great content as always.

    Do you know if you will be having some chilled runs around Durban when here for Comrades? Would be great to join for a picture and chat on a session.

    Keep up the awesome uploads and fun concepts for the channel.

  • These are the kind of races that make you hard. Maybe I'm as masochistic as you, but it actually looks pretty fun. Love the use of dramatic music throughout – keep it up!

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