The great Welsh marathon. That has a ring to it. Good luck with the training. Honestly Mark, you'll do grand at the Causeway 50. I don't think you can enter on the day. But if you're marathon fit you'll easily manage it. I panicked about it last year, but there's nothing to worry about. The worst happens is that you walk chunks of it. The scenery is so amazing, you'll want to walk parts just to take it all in.
You are funny guys lol. You've brightened up my morning.
I've been doing all sorts of random running since Dublin. I've enjoyed doing whichever races I feel like and not worry about long miles or marathon training. No spring road marathon this year. I'll do the Causeway 50km, but I'm not going to kill myself training for it, just take it as it comes. I'm booked to do Munich marathon in October. Quite enjoyed trying xc this winter for the first time. Not very good at it, but they have a great atmosphere at them. I'd recommend it to anyone. Don't assume that xc is only for fast runners. Also, for those that line wearing shorts, no matter what the weather, it's ideal
Lovely race at the 5 mile santa at Hazelbank for action for hearing loss this morning. Great atmosphere, well organised and for a good cause. Nice to be at a more relaxed event with loads of families there. Especially after all the seriousness of Seeley yesterday. Nice to speak to see Martin there, I hope your son stopped puking before you took him home, lol. If that's what it takes to beat his dad. ..... Massive thanks to Mags as usual doing her usual work horse role. What would ni running do without you.
Seeley is one of those races, that the only reason I do it, is because it's Seeley, lol. I don't want to another lap of Ormeau for at least 6 months. Was a bit disapointed that it was gun start, rather than a mat. I assume it's because of the difficulty of closing the road.
Awh Martin you'd be grand. The route doesn't go over any summits, just the foothills and saddles. It's hard work, but the miles fly by. Don't be too put off by the course maximum completion times either. At last year's Causeway the final finisher came in at 11pm from the ultra. The times are there to deter people from making stupid decisions when entering, but no one will turn their back on you if your a bit over. You will still get supported to the end. Alwyn is right about the leg work though. It was my hip flexors that took the beating.
Ballyclare xc for me today. Mmmm should be an experience. Ignorance is bliss