I'm not running any ultras...this year . I am re-aquainting myself with the joy of the 10k .
Deliberate attempt to give myself a year off and try to get faster at shorter distances - and get some enjoyment back into my running rather than hours of plod plod plod . It was all getting rather boring and predictable tbh.
BM - I shall keep a look out for it, but probably mostly be eating ice cream .
Nice running today, apart from the gusty wind, but its better than its been for a while down here.
I was poised on the computer at 9pm last night so managed to just about get a place in Southside 6, but in the 10mins it took to complete the form it was saying only 50 places left ! Its 'only' taken me 3 years worth of attempts to get in, so it better be good !
Freezing cycle to the allotment today, couple of hours weeding and tidying, then the rain drove me off.
BM - going to Sorrento for a week, so will be having at least one day out at Pompeii . Maybe try to get up to Versuvius too.
From what I've read the running seems a bit dodgy with all the traffic, so might have to get up early and run around the town. I've been to Southern Italy before but it was about 12yrs ago - I remember all the mad drivers and people riding 5 to a scooter, a baby under one arm, and a dog and a basket of chickens hanging off the back !
Few hours at the allotment today, much colder than I expected.
Cascadia's have been okay for me in the Lake District running over wet rocks, through deep mud and on roads. Ironically I was wearing them on the way to Gucr last year and nearly went erse over tat when I got off the train in Birmingham and they had resurfaced all the pavements with smooth black stone that was like glass when wet - possibly the slippiest surface I have ever walked on!
Off to Italy at the end of March and been planning my trip . Wonder if there are any races I can do?