Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:21
Only 12 weeks, how time has flown!
Pen Llyn Ultra was an absolute 'beauty and the beast' event. We cracked off to the roar of fireworksfrom the sailing club in Pwllheli at 5am still in semi-darkness. We basically followes the coastal path around the Lleyn through all the beautiful hot tourist spots. The weather was stunning and the views to die for. However, around 5pm the heavens opened and we were lashed by wind and rain for the last 7 hours. It turned out to be just under 80 miles. Managed it in 18hrs and 43 minutes, some way off my target but I really had underestimated how brutal the course was. Came 7th overall and 2nd lady!
Loved it but easily the toughest day at the office I have had in a long time. Saw TR briefly at the start. Looking forward to hearing his report and don't envy him having to camp at the end of a long, wet, windy event. Off to search for my legs now, thing I left them on a mountain somewhere!