Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:52
Back from a weeks holiday in Kent .
Had an eventful run , it was horrifically humid for the whole of Saturday and I kept getting lost. The official national route way markers were terrible, ie none existent, fallen over, broken off, etc, and many of the markers put up by the organisers were removed (they have had many complaints in the past from horse riders who seem to think they own the place).
I could tell Centurion had done their usual good job because in the less used / overgrown areas of path their markers were there, whilst in the popular areas and bridleways there was sweet FA. So I got lost 5x, mostly minor, but on the final one, took me 30mins to get back on course, by which time I was going to miss the cut, so I reluctantly had to dnf myself at 50miles.
Had a good week the rest of the week, did lots of recovery walking, saw more of the Downs, and visited Sissinghurst gardens, a place I have wanted to visit for about the past 25yrs but always lived too far away! So at least I achieved something this week!
Well done BM for 'holding the fort' .
Well done everyone else on some great training and racing .