Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:05
Overall I enjoyed it. Very runnable course with quite a few ups and downs, especially that hill at roughly 20 miles? Seemed almost verticle when I was climbing up it.
Felt sick from 20-27 miles, nearly quit at the 25.8 mile aid station but didn't want the marshall who was telling people to MTFU to give me a load of verbal so I carrried on.
Felt great from about 30 miles until the end and although tiredness was creeping in but was still running the flats and some of the lesser inclines.
Spent a bit too long in a couple of the aid stations which probably added 15-20 mins to my time, something to improve on next time, I was a lot quicker in the SDW50 aid stations but felt I needed a bit longer in them this time.
Finished in 9:33 which I'm really pleased with considering my last 20 miler was early July and my longest run since then was 13 miles so really hadn't trained for it.
I liked the course and the road sections were a good chance to put the hammer down. I'll definately be back next year.