5 May - North Dorset Marathon 18 May - Godalming Town 10K 8 June - South Downs marathon 25 June - Giants Head Marathon June & July - Aqauthlon 21 July - Vachery half ironman October - Challenge Barcelona ironman October - Snowdonia Marathon
8 June - Blenheim Triathlon 22 June - Mid Summer Munro 6 July - South Coast Triathlon 20 July - Fandance October - Snowdonia Marathon (number 8!!)
5th may - Richmond Marathon 28th July - Down tow up flow half Marathon 24th August - Thames Meander Marathon 15th Sept - Farnham Pilgrim Marathon 20th October- Abingdon Marathon 2014 11th jan - Country to Capital
6 May - San Fairy Ann (Cyclosportif) 19 May - Castles 100 (Cyclosportif) 2 May - King of the Downs (Cyclosportif) 9 Jun - South Downs Mara 7 July - OUTLAW 8 July onwards - Cidre/PS3/Cake/Chocolate/the odd joggette!!!
May - Three Forts Jun - South Downs, Littledown, Giants Head Jul - Chichester Challenge Aug - Thames Meander, Salisbury 54321 Sept - Bacchus, Farnham, New Forest Oct - IOW, Greensands, Beachy Head
Haley's Comet Marathon
12 May Southwell triathlon 2 June Outlaw half ironman 22 June Dambuster triathlon 23 June great Notts bike ride July probably not the outlaw run leg July woodhall spa triathlon
Five runs, five consecutive weekends every one freezing cold. Up before 5am to prepare and commute the 1.5 hours to the start. A marathon that encompasses Beachy Head, Seven Sisters and the South Downs was always going to be tough.
Four base layers and a running jacket kept me relatively warm at the start. The new trail trainers were about to get an initiation they wouldn't forget. Oh, and before long we were up on the cliffs. Freezing temperatures and a brisk easterly wind. Up and down, up and down it was relentless. By the time we reached the forest it was a quagmire. Well and truly churned up by the faster runners.
Mile 20 took 20 minutes up to the top of Beachy Head, the wind making my eyes water, or was that the pain. Niall who was running up with me said enough was enough and headed down to the start for a DNF. The downhills were slippery and precarious. The only relatively flat part of the course was the last 4 miles.
Six hours, a personal worst time for a marathon, but completing that challenge meant far more to me than any PB. After 24 hours to consider it this marathon overtakes the Greensands Trionium as the toughest.
Today I've spent most of the day in bed. The cold won.
Finally not that impressed by the 'medal', more akin to a coke ring pull on a plug chain.
Maths, that is fairly shocking news after 20 years.
Sussex Coastal Marathon tomorrow so an early start. 27.2 miles of fun awaits. Yes, they've added an extra mile to make sure I'm totally done. It's now in the category of a training run for the SDW50 in April.
Well done to Chris and JF, great times. About 15 mins quicker than I've ever been for a half.
Happy Birthday Kate.
24 miles on the South Downs yesterday with the mini ultra group I've infiltrated. Felt a bit of a fraud, but I hung on in there. Started at Worthing and ended in Brighton, where we caught the train back