I only lasted 14 miles. 14 dismal, disjointed and unevenly paced miles before knocking it on the head.
Perhaps my best race performance since I took up running and a 4th place finish faster than last years winning time.
I’ve always been fairly confident of hitting my goals when I enter a race but by god did I do a number on myself leading up to the Ladybower ultra.
I’ve just finished my first multi (two) day race at the Berghaus Trail Chase and it’s been a tough, fun and motivating weekend and performance wise for me a bit of a mixed bag due to a stupid navigational error on day one.
I don’t think the matchup was entirely fair in the end to be honest but man vs barge was another good trail race from TeamOA where I managed 6th place on dead legs.
I love the Dovestone Diamond, a challenging local 10k multi-terrain race I did well at last year and had bigger hopes for this time around.
It’s 6 hours since the race finished, my legs are still sore, lungs are still burning and I could fall asleep right now.
At 1am after 13 hours of running in a 24 hour race, I hit rock bottom. It looked like my race was over and there was nothing I could do about it.
You’ll probably think from the name that this race involves cake. You’d be right but you have to earn it over 10 miles and 1700ft of climbing.
Bit of a mixed week with the Calderdale Hike being a 22 mile DNF, I know at least what sort of races I want to do.