Last time I did this race was 2013 and I had a good race but felt in the two years since, I’ve improved significantly so was looking forward to this one.
A second race in a week proved too much for my legs.
A big improvement on last year in some pretty windy conditions.
If you’d have asked me a few years ago to think up the most outlandish thing I might do in my life, running a mountain ultra starting and finishing at Dracula’s castle in Transylvania wouldn’t have even been close.
After 4 months of solid but varied training it was time to find out just what I could do over 26.2 miles of packed London streets and if I could run below the 3 hour target I’d set.
The thinking part of my brain did say I shouldn’t do a notoriously tough category AS fell race the weekend before London Marathon but I needed something to take my mind off that looming goal and this was it.
A nice change of scenery race wise, despite it being just down the road I’ve never done the Ian Roberts Fell Race so figured for a fiver and it counting on the Meltham AC club fell championships I’d give it a go.
A year seems to have flown by since I wrote about the Grizzly 2014 race being the hardest race I’ve run but here we are looking back on another great weekend racing along the cliffs and through the countryside and bogs of Devon.
Dewsbury 10k is a perfect PB race if you’re chasing speed, it’s got a large and fast field and it’s a straight and flat out and back with only a slight bit of elevation so I wanted to do well and knock a chunk off my last 10k (37:50) more than a year ago.
The Chevin Chase is a 7 mile cross country race on boxing day in Leeds (UK) is a very competitive race and usually won by one of the Brownlee brothers who won Gold and Bronze at the 2012 Olympic Triathlon and who run for a local club but it’s mostly a good shakedown after Christmas […]