Posted: 03/09/2015 at 21:38
Today's run wasn't too bad. 3.4 miles off road with only minor stops for stiles, gates and one short vicious hill. It's taken 11 walk/runs, mostly of 2.5 to 3 miles , to get to the point where I feel things are improving. I'd expected 10 runs so that's about right.
Presumably the High Weald ultra takes in Ashdown Forest. My club has a regular Saturday run there. It's hilly.
Because age gradings exist as 5 year groupings it makes sense to use them. These days, when all race systems are computerised there's no excuse. The extra workload is minimal. I don't want prizes; I just want to compare myself reasonably accurately with my own age group.
Any first place is worth having. Well done.