Haha Dean! Awesome win to become the national champ. Save your fastest race for the Worlds!
Simon, 11m is bobbins, haha.
Back from a great weekend at the Thunder run. Was hopeful of maybe winning it with the team we had. I was on leg 2 in our team of 8. My first lap was a shock to the system as I saw the course with all the tight twists, turns and inclines and descents. It was boiling too but parts of the course were really boggy due to the downpour the day before.
I overtook a couple on my first leg to end up with us in second spot, that was after the lad from Luton came flying past me and left me for dead. Think I ran 37.45 and was wondering how the hell I could manage another at that effort, nevermind another 4.
On my second leg I really gave it some beans and ran 36.56 which I was regretting. Then strangely at 11pm in the pitch black with a head torch on, running through tight bends etc in the woods, tree stumps, roots, the job lot I ran 37.20 and it felt really comfortable. Really strange! By this time we had lapped second place Luton.
Managed 2 hours kip then I was out again at 5 knowing I had 2 legs to do. I really couldn't face doing one then having to shower, eat, then wait around to go again. My quad was tightening so I decided to just double up and run 2 laps backtoback. 12.2 miles in 1.17 at 5am off 2 hours kip. The last 5k wasn't pretty.
Quick shower then got stuck into a few pints!
We ended up running 36 laps (just over 6 mile) which we were told was a record and ran 2 more than second place Luton. Won a pair of adidas boost trail shoes. Hoping I can swap them for some road ones!
Not a regular poster but will certainly post more as I work towards Dublin marathon late October. Tried to get some long runs in over the last few weeks as my limit had been about 16/17 miles while targeting Edinburgh half. 3 or so 20 milers up to now with a MLR midweek.
Although I've done pretty much zero speedwork for a the least 3 months I've managed a hilly 33 min 10k and won a 17.8mile fell race called Holme Moss last week. Ran it as I knew I'd be out for 2.5 plus hours so thought it'd be good prep. Quads have been trashed all week due to the 3600ft of ascent and I'm in a team of 8 at the Thunder Run today. Not sure what MP will be but the calculators suggest around 2.30. Oh eck!
Glad you're mended too iron, and hopefully your lads out of the woods Bus.
Great session Simon. When's the next 5k?
Glad to see its coming back Ric.
Adidas Thunder run for me tomorrow. 24 hours running 6 mile loops in a team of 8. Really looking forward to it although my quads are only just recovering from Sundays race. We're in the mixed team with 7 male and one female.
The female is a 36 min 10k runner, one with a 38 min then 4 of us have run 32 and the other is a 33. The problem being we've to run 4-6 of them each.