Seeing as Paddy couldn't be arsed.... :o)
I am very pleased for you Dave, you have come a long way since suffering at the first Caesars 50 miler, but I am sure you will agree it was worth all the effort
Looking forwards to next years race now, it will soon come around
Dave, it was good to speak to you on the way round. We are still in awe of your triple iron man efforts. I was No 58 and my mate (also Paul) was No 61.
We did seem to keep leap frogging each other towards the end. I think Paul and I were both desperate to just finish the damn race by then!
It's taken me a few days to get back to a normal sleeping pattern. I got home at 3.30am on Monday and slept until 9am and then couldn't sleep again until that evening when I only managed 5 hours sleep on Tuesday night. I think it caught up with me Wednesday when I crashed out early.
My little toes are shredded to be honest and I couldn't walk around for a day or two but my legs felt fine a day after the race. As I said at one of the checkpoints back to 10K's for me.
10k's are HARD avon!!!you have to run really fast
i meant to say to you - tell your mate paul that next time he attempts something like this he needs to tape his toes before he starts running rather than waiting for them to shred
My race report (very much a Rookie's view)
A few pics my support team took (sorry all of me and Stouty)
A short video, captures the start of the race so you may see yourself.
May edit the report if I get some feedback from the crew on times etc.
i was at springwell not GJA
Avon - nice blog, sounds like you were well organised and also very determined. As for your suggestion that it might be tougher running unsupported that with a crew, I've been wondering about that. I probably covered about 135m entirely alone and was quite envious of those with friends and family helping them. But in hindsight a lot of the enjoyment of the event was the checkpoints and the complete strangers who were so supportive and helpful. I wonder if having one's own crew would make it a different and less rich experience. What does anyone think?
Also - what monkey?
if you can bear a visit to the dark side............here's my race report:-
I'll probably be helping out for that ND....
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