Great - can now see the map but seems to be 'only' 38 miles? One or two unusual bits of route which will be interesting. Does anyone know if it's clockwise or anticlockwise and how many CPs there might be? This info isn't marked.
Hi John P. The two main causes of stitch are eating too soon before running (which seemingly can be ruled out) and not warming up. Don't go out of your front door at top speed. Do any fast bits in the middle or end of your training and spend the first half building up to it.
You'd probably be better off going a bit further at a slower speed to build up endurance. Speed will come later.
Run to the Castle went well, thanks. Fortunately we didn't have to climb up the very steep hill to Harlech castle for the finish, but instead finished at a school near the railway station. A good event - very low key and many different types of coastal terrain including about 7 miles on beaches.
Considering I'm carrying an injury I was pleased to get round in 9:57 (an hour quicker than expected).
The next one this Saturday is much bigger, the 10Peaks Brecon Beacons long course. Including a run there today I have now done three recces of the most difficult bits, trying to find the best paths, or any path for that matter! It is very, very damp underfoot - flippers might be best. Or my feet might look like flippers by the time I've finished.