Sun. 2nd Aug 2009
Lived up to its name, took in Dovedale and a few dips in and out of valleys, up hills. Bit muddy with the recent "summer" conditions. As per my typical marathon performance I started to unravel after 20m and broke the tape in 5:09 - happy enough with that. Also managed not to get lost and only one slight detour so ran a fairly accurate to description 26.4m
Didn't catch up with anyone on here, how'd it go?
No, thats not me, though I bet a lot of people assume it is It is quite a small world in these events, nature of the beast that most people are scared to do it and numbers are low I suppose.
Whats up next everyone?
Sorry, that was a bit confusing. Above I meant the avatar was not me. It was me who took you on the detour and rugby chat
Remind me how long Brecon Beacons is? Might have a look at that, if not this year then soon, part of the world I've wanted to see.
Lady Slugge & I started well enough, and early doors were on course for about 7 hours, but LS's dismal lack of training started to take effect, with her knees seizing up, so we were mostly walking from about 12 Miles - she bravely soldiered on til the Castern checkpoint at 20 Miles, but was in danger of doing herself a permanent mischief so sensibly retired I carried on though , overtaking 8 walkers in the last 6 Miles, and finished in 8:55
It was a beautiful route though, and ideal weather on the day - we both enjoyed it, and Lady Slugge is already planning a victorious return next year...
Euph - not quite sure how I missed you at registration, although I only donned my fluo-green vest just before the off - 5:09 was Good Running especially under the underfoot conditions, where water-wings and ice-skates would've come in handy at various points!next up for me is 3 Shires on Sept. 19th - my first Lakeland Classic fell race
Daz - Well done on the new mileage benchmark. Under the conditions Mrs Slug did very well to get to twenty. Also the posting as lady slug, is that allowed I thought that might be the forum equivelent of getting dressed up in the missus dresses when shes out for the night Good luck with the lakeland classic, no doubt the hills will be real monsters!
Daymion - I'll look it up. If all goes to plan I should have got my first multistager in bag by then, 3 marathons in 3 days for the Atlantic Coast Challenge, down in Cornwall in September. I think same group - Votwo - do a similar 3 in 3 challenge in Pembrokeshire which also looks a good challenge.
Did anybody see winning time??? 3:33, yikes I don't recall seeing any specially designed running robots there, must have been cleverly disguised.
yep, mileage and time-on-feet benchmark
so that's a sub-9 marathon to my name!
sub-8 next time...
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