Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:58
Well, I finished within the cutoff
It didnt go at all to plan, but as with all good battle plans, this one only worked up until I actually started
The previous weeks smog/pollen/dust had made a right mess of my lungs and it was the first time I have ever had to run with a ventalin puffer just to be able to breath !
Then at the top of botolphs hill, got hit with cold cramps on all the leg muscle sets which made the next 15 miles very painful and very slow.
I want to thank everyone who stopped to help, chatted, encouraged etc, including our own Peronel who helped free a siezed calf
I will be doing a proper report soon, so wont bore you all with the details, (you can read it and get bored ) but needless to say once I discovered milk and melon, I was able to at least keep going in some form, and ended up at 13:08:08.
I as most pleased to have started the race running, and ended it running round the track with my son Adam. Thats what I wanted to do after all!
I am happy to at last have made the transition from running many Ultra distance runs, to being an Ultra runner
Next main race for me is the Stour Valley 100k in August, which I helped at last year, and now am really looking forward to running. Perhaps I will get to do well this time. There may be a 50k in may too, but it will be SVP I will work towards.
Paul, really well done on your race, 6:11 is just insane! I STILL cant work out how you top folk actually run up those hills ...
And well done to everyone else who took part or helped out.