Hi Keith - yes you are right - hard to get back in the groove again .... strange feeling .... think am going to have a less structured approach to this phase with the emphasis on "fun"! .....Trail runs where pacing isn't a factor .... entering some races for fun.... and perhaps only a couple of 20 milers with the assumption that the majority of the long run stuff is in the bank .... (may not work! ) .... 6 - 20 milers in the last phase before Barca should have some residual effect a few months later right.....(he says hopefully)
Think the Round Rotherham and Coventry way are both ultra runs? This is 20km of racing split into 11 stages.... with each stage having a unique identity. You might call it a trail running endure .... similar in style to an MTB endure. However as far as we know this is a first in running, but promises to be a great event, that challenge, but also has a unique social dimension.
The "Round" Somewhere is of course not original - being something that is done the world over.
Not an adventure race as such - but some of the principals of the format have been adapted for this new format - certainly an adventurous new format that should appeal to those looking for something a little different! :
This new race may interest a few of you.
The Round Sheffield Run is a multi-stage trail race around Sheffield on 29th June.
The format could be a world first! ??
The route comprises 11 timed stages - racing over 20km of great trails and parkland around Sheffield.
Entries have been open 1 week, and is quickly gaining interest from all over the UK.