Posted: 01/07/2015 at 17:54
Went out there for sub-11 (as I should have managed last year in both IMA and Barca) but was thwarted AGAIN by gut and despite being on target for a 10:15/30 finish I keeled over after 127 miles. Took a 30 minute nap on the grass by the canal. Got up, gave it a mile to work out if I could slog it out or DNF. Staggered, got teary eyed, couldn't muster speech when I saw a mate and made the tough decision to give up. Unfortunately GI issue can only be provoked by 8-9 hours of "going hard" over bike and run so trial an error is an expensive and infrequent occuring opportunity. How about you? At least you have a medal!