Posted: 03/03/2014 at 21:11
Good Racing and reports guys, despite not quite the outcomes you were after you still posted good times. Definitely tough conditions out there yesterday. Wind picked up throughout the day, I heard Silverstone Half was a nighmare too.
Wouldn't be too disheartened Dachs, Still a while till the big target eh.
Great Run Lit, well done for pulling one out of the bag!
Nice XC Medalling Ric, glad you are enjoying racing.
I would like to get back on the fells Matt, just they are a bit far away! Will do a few fell races this year when I get back into shape.
Tough outing for me at the obstacle race, resulting in a DNF, after about 6 neck high lake crossings and 15 river crossings plus about 400m wading along streams my feet were just blocks of ice, So when the wind picked up and I started to get rather cold, losing a shoe @17KM in a mud filled ditch just about broke me as it took about 5mins to find a marshal helpful enough to get the knots undone and get the damn mudclaw back on. Although I was still in 4th place, when he said I think you need an ambulance I decided to I jack it in, took a foil blanket and wandered off. I was simply under dressed for the amount of water on the course, lots of people were sensible with neoprene wetsuits on and stuff but still not many made it to the finish. Toughest race in the country probably. Loads of mud, made a XC look like a sunday stroll. Maybe I'll post a pic at some point even though this is a running forum! All entertaining and a learning curve.
I'll go back and smash it next time.
On another note my injuries all gone away now and I'm back with renewed motivation. Just going to pump the easy miles in and build a base back up from scratch again. See you at the Inter Counties Dean, I better make an easy start this time otherwise will surely blow up again.