After a disappointing run at coledale (7th vet) travelling to Ireland( Slieve Bearnagh)was a good opportunity to get the series back on track or 9 hours of traveling each way for a 5 mile race was going to be seriously annoying. the field was small but some top runners including Helen Fiennes and Angela mudge had made the journey . The women’s only race worked really well for me I could see exactly where my main rivals were at all times and didn’t have to fight through a scrum of blokes who are probably going to finish in the back … Continue reading
Oops. Did somebody say 45mins? Wildly inaccurate as it turns out. “Mr. 45!” was the greeting from Nick, having read my naive boast, and rightly so. After a brief warm up with Tom from the store, I took up my start position just behind what I assumed would be the very cream of the crop, but forward enough to actually start soon after we got the go. Steadily, I set off and turned toward the brook, scampering across the rocks and boulders with a grin on my face, accompanied by Nick, who was to appear several times throughout the run, … Continue reading
Tonight is the Burbage Skyline Fell Race, second fixture in this year’s Gritstone Series. For me it’s the first time taking part in a fully fledged Fell Race. I’ve visited the Burbage Valley a lot over the years, but never as part of an event, and never at the kind of pace I’m expecting tonight. I’ve trained and competed in Ultra Marathons, across similar areas of the Peak District, but along very clear, substantial paths, and steadily enough that I can maintain a run for hours at a time. When the race starts this evening, it’ll be a case of … Continue reading
Raced at the Bedford Duathlon yesterday. Really pleased to notch up another win for Team Accelerate. However, didn’t realise how much the National Champs had taken out of me the week before. Felt shattered. An easy week of light-ish training required now I think. Next up Oxford 10k on Sunday
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