I felt I had a podium performance in my legs and in any other year I’d have been there!
24 hours running around a track doesn’t sound much fun but I honestly can’t recall many races I’ve enjoyed more even though I was literally miles off my targets.
Led the race for 5 miles only to miss out in the final .4 mile climb but I couldn’t have done much more.
I needed to snap out of my post London funk and the Trunce is always a good evening fell race to pop along to.
Disaster is a strong word but in light of getting nowhere near my London goal it’s worth reflecting on what contributed to it after four months of solid training.
4 months of training, a good bump in mileage and some excellent race results in build up but on the big day a race of two halves and a big disappointment crossing the line in the end.
Joint 3rd place and a run that went pretty much to my best hopes, and Canalathon 50k turned out to be one of my best races in a long time.
Time to head back to the cliffs and bogs of Devon for another punishing crack at the mighty Grizzly race.
I’ve had my eye on Canalathon for a couple of years but it’s always been passed over in favour of a bigger goal close to the date but this time I’m going to take on the 50k before London.
After a stellar first month of London Marathon training I was struck down with some sort of illness that’s been doing the rounds and it wiped me out big time.