I'm back at 4am with dogs to collect at 9 so feeling seriously knackered now. Think i may hve a little more excess baggage after 2 weeks all inclusive in Lanzarote but i did do a couple of 4 mile runs (how the hell some of you guys race in that heat i'll never know i settled for some serious spectating at the Fiesta race on Saturday morning) walked up a volcano and a lot of happy wandering along the promenade mean i'm all rested and ready for SNOD training
Katherine - you'll probably be ok with water stations i carried a bottle in my belt last time and hardly touched it
TMW 1/2 brutal but brilliant i got around in 3 05 Mr C in 2 41 it was really hot. New start/finish right under the visitor centre made it a really good atmosphere. Midges were as bad as usual but my skin so soft kept most od them at bay I'm pretty sure that by mile 4 i was practically last (or there was a huge gap behind me) but lots of course practice definately paid off after that as i slowly began to pass people even though i was walking at times. Not very exciting reading as no mishaps or breakdowns but i finished very happy. Definately learnt that even for a familiar route going over distance in training would probably have benefitted me by possibly making the last few miles a little easier ?????? Any experts verify that?
Dates for your diaries next year peeps
Winter Trail (1/2 marathon route) 24/1/15 entries open 1/10
TMW 20/6/15 entries open 1/9
Night Trail (3hrs to do as many loops of a 3km course you can) 6pm-9pm 10/10/15 entries open 1/1/15