TT - I did the Enduro 12/50 last year. I ran the 50 mile race in about 7:20. It was my first Ultra and really enjoyed it. As the race is a mix of 50k, 50 mile and 12 hour (solo, pair, teams) it is impossible to keep track of who you are racing. Sometimes people bomb past you and others you lap over and over. Though being 5 mile loops and chip timing you can get an update from a TV screen. My main lesson from doing the race was I needed a better head torch. The alpkit one I used is fine for running at night generally but not running at night along bumpy ground in dark woods. I did veer of into the bushes once or twice toward the end of my run!
I am back training now after being knocked for six with a cough which would not shift. Managed 21 miles today which felt ok. Next week I have Bramley 20, so will aim to do a few closer to MP.
TT - great you are now in the new house, it most be nice feeling after all the work.
I saw Elvis today... well I saw Dan at parkrun and sadly he wasn't in costume. Not much to report here. Had a cold over new year but been running this week plodding out the miles. With a long run tomorrow should make 55ish for the week.
Wardi - glad your place is ok. All sounds traumatic - at least pub was dry and warm.
PP - serious combo of drinks there esp the Newcastle Brown so well done for getting out after that!
TR - have you got any races lined up before VLM? I am planning on Bramley 20 and Fleet half.
Jools - yep your 2:49 was special!!
Total miles for me this year was 2173 which was a record as I didn't cycle much. Only PB was in 50 mile race though that was my first and initially last ultra,,, but I am weakening and considering another 50 mile or 100k race in 2016.
Belated Season greetings to all and especially hoping the flood waters recede for those effected.
Not posted for while but have been reading from time to time, noted Ryan's impressive time in Pisa - I hope you managed to celebrate hard afterwards.
With just over 16 weeks until London I have been ticking over and running about 55 miles per week - which has surprised me as I seem to have spent as much time in the pub as running. The plan is for that to change in January.