They are reimbursing entry fees but it is really annoying cancelling the event only 3 weeks before. Reading between the lines they haven't been able to agree a route with Clumber Park - which isn't great, given that entries have been open for nearly 9 months.
This was going to be my first 24 hour relay race. We had 3 teams as well individual runners entered and people have bought sleeping bags and kit specifically for the event, so disappointed is an understatement.
Well done on finishing to the person with a positive split of 2 hours 52 mins. I thought I had a bad day!
I had a positive split of 57 mins - though I was feeling ill from around 6.5 miles so my first half was slower than usual as well. I started vomitting from 14.5 miles, and from then on every time I ran any distance I was sick again (threw up 5 times in total) so I decided to just keep walking.
I had a PB of 5.19, had done more miles and more long runs than ever before and was secretly hoping for sub 5, but the wheels well and truly came off and I walked in at 6.17.
My only consolation is that I kept going and although I was upset during the race, I had so long to think about things as I was trying to finish, I was reconciled with my horredous run by the time I did actuallly finish and I already feel ready to move on!
I passed several people with bad injuries - some bleeding and covered in space blankets so I can only think the person who had the worst positive split was one of them. I have great admiration for them, whoever they are!
I'm training for Edinburgh Marathon and so I only start my training properly this week. I had a really great, steady 6 mile run in the snow at the weekend.
Hi AnnieSophie - I run in Asics 2170 road shoes but after several muddy cross country and trail runs I decided to try some trail shoes. They are New Balance WT710 and they are currently on sale at Sweatshop for ??50. I've put an insole in them as they feel a much harder landing than my road shoes but I think all trail shoes are like that.
The guy in the shop said that trail shoes tend to be neutral so if I felt a needed more of a stability shoe after trying them out I would be advised to get an orthotic. I tried them for the first time at the weekend in the snow and so far so good!