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.
A “comeback” race in as much as I felt reasonably close to fitness and wanted to double check whether I was right or painfully wrong ..
First race back since my fall in February – a local fell race and since I just passed my driving test I took myself along for a leg stretch!
Had two things on the radar this week – the culmination of my 100 day run streak then for day 101, the Millennium Way Ultra.
Dreadful. My performance and result on the day, not the race itself – that was a classic fell challenge with a brutal climb and great organisation.
My plan for Dewsbury was to go out hard and hang on banking on my improved fitness and speed gains from recent training to get me through.
Despite another 30 miles left to run, weeks of worry and nerves along with 16 hours of running so far evaporated. I knew I would finish this.