Helsby RC News from 17th to 23rd October 2016.

Hi everyone. Helsby RC  have been busy over the weekend with a great turn out at two local fixtures. If there’s any more that I’ve missed, please let me know and I’ll update the blog.

NW Sunday XC League – Race 1 at Clarke Gardens

Thanks to Chris Fitzpatrick for sending in the first of the race reports regarding the X-Country event on Sunday:

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“It was the first race of the cross country season on Sunday, and a whopping 27 of us turned out in what was a great morning in Liverpool to run a cross country, blue skies and lots of sun, not too cold, perfect racing conditions. It’s a good course as well for your first XC, it was great to see loads of new faces. It’s a pretty flat course with a few hills and a bit of mud thrown in to test you, and also a few bottle necks so you can catch your breath. Lots of good performance on the day, especially from Colin Bishop who is on the comeback trail from injury, finishing 11th, closely followed El Capitano, and first back for the ladies was Jenny Illidge, followed by Flo Jo.

 

The men’s team currently sit 6th out of 22 teams, which is a great start to the season with much more to come, and also a good start from the ladies sitting 8th out of 22 teams, and only 1 point29902754683_9ea5cdeedb_o separating them and local rivals Delamere

Next race is this coming Saturday 29th at Arrow Park in the Saturday league, the next Sunday league race is 13th November at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, which is a slightly harder course, would be great to see even more at the next one.

Fulls results below

http://www.stevesaunders.co.uk/xc/2016/race1_16.pdf

Clwydian Hills Fell Race

14725630_1166317700111763_1819940854038832344_n Also on Sunday, there was another event that has always been popular with Helsby RC. I’m sure it was a difficult choice  to make for many people on Sunday,  X-Country or Fell Race? Anyway, over, to Tim Palmer who sent in this report:
“Whilst nothing like the turn-out at the cross country at Clarke Gardens, five Helsby runners (Neil Finegan, Ben Fletcher, Jim O’Hara, Tim Palmer & Steve Riley) turned out for the Clwydian Hills Fell Race. By all reports the temperature was much lower than last year, the weather was perfect fell running weather – sunny and cool. The new course (revised for last year’s 14670621_10157492451920018_875652605279373390_nrace) is 8 ½ miles with about 2,700ft of climb (at least according my Garmin); it has a number of climbs culminating the ‘gully’ followed by a fast and furious descent from top of Moel Famau back down to Cilcain. Whilst Jim was chasing the leaders, Neil and Ben were having their own battle just a bit further back (finishing within 2 secs of each other). The Helsby results were:
10th Jim O’Hara 1:24:20.5
21st Neil Finegan 1:29:49.8
22nd Ben Fletcher 1:29:51.6
74th Tim Palmer 1:43:09.6
85th Steve Riley 1:46:41.5
Helsby RC were 5th placed in the team prize.

Tim”

There are lots more photos of the above two events, courtesy of Andy Smith, Dave Pinnington, and Phil Tugwell. (follow the  links on their names)

Parkrun

Helsby had no less than 12 athletes participating across 4 different Parkruns on Saturday morning. Helsby’s consolidated club results can be viewed HERE.

Dates For Your Diary

Firstly a reminder from Jackie Keasley:

Keeping Well in the Community

“This coming Saturday, 29th Oct, from 9:30 to 12:30 at Helsby Health Centre there is an event promoting “Keeping Well in the Community”. For the last few years Helsby Running Club have had a stand telling them about our club and more importantly promoting the benefits of running; from both a health and social/mental point of view. It’s always worthwhile attending and time well spent. Betty & I will be there for the full session but if any of you can pop down for say 30 mins or an hour to extol the virtues of running that would be great! How about popping in for a few minutes after your Park Run, sweat & mud acceptable! Please post if you think you can pop down.

Cheers & thanks

Jackie”

Liverpool & District X-Country League

Also this coming Saturday 29/10/16 is the first X-Country fixture in the Liverpool & District League. Hopefully we’ll have another great turn-out. This fixture starts a little later at 2pm and is at Arrowe Park – so you could even pop into the above event at the Health Centre beforehand.

Don’t forget that you can check out all the upcoming fixtures on Tim’s race calendar.

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I think thats it for this week. Please keep any reports or contributions coming in to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com

Thanks,

Jim

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Helsby Weekly Blog 10/10/16-16/10/16

Hello Green Army

Big mention to all the warriors who turned up last week and again this morning to my Runcorn Town park XC recce, this mornings run consisted of really cold temperatures compared to what we have been used to recently and everyone was moaning which was a good sign as we trundled our way around 5 muddy and enjoyable miles. If i haven’t put anyone off yet then its a 6am meet up with a 6.05am start at Runcorn Ski slope car park every Friday morning, all speeds catered for. Head torch is recommended.

Whilst i’m talking about training runs, we hold a session at Castle Park, Frodsham on Monday nights 6.30pm, which consists of hill repeats, tempo and interval training. Club nights as per normal are on Wednesday nights at 6.30pm from Helsby Community Sports Club, and Thursdays our very own Roy Gaskill runs a 5 ish mile road run around the Norton 5 route, 6.30pm again from Tudor Road, Runcorn. Plenty to keep you fit through the winter months.

Also, for anyone new to the club, and old who haven’t tried them before, this Sunday see’s the start of the cross country season, and similarly to the Borders league races, they are completely free of charge, you just turn up in your club vest and run…simples. The venue for this weekend is Clarke Gardens in Liverpool, 10am start, post code L19 5NF. These really are brilliant races to take part in.

Right, onto the serious stuff…..PARK RUN!

Full list of consolidated results below, but we had runners out in Warrington,Chester, Ellesmere Port, Widnes, and Wepre (where on earth is Wepre?)

http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=1721

First of this weeks reports comes in from El Capitano, over to Col.

Myself and Ivan took part in the inaugural Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday and I must say I was very impressed with the organisation of this race. Parking was a doddle at Old Trafford (spaces are pre-booked online), the course was actually pretty flat for once and the support from the marshals and crowds of people who came out to cheer on the runners was brilliant. We also had a choir half way around the course which is a first for me. The only thing the organisers couldn’t control was the weather, the heavens opened up as we were lining up for the start but it is Manchester after all so is to be expected! 🙂

Unfortunately both myself and Ivan were suffering from the dreaded man-flu, although you would never had known, we both soldiered on without any fuss 😉 We were a way off our best times but I would recommend this HM to anyone chasing a PB, I think after the success of this event it will be become a very popular fixture in the north west. Also big thanks for the shout out of Green Army! from Daz O’Connor who was dressed as a giant banana and running the opposite way, great to see him back running again!

Helsby results below:

135th Colin Thompson 1.20.38

481st Ivan Davies 1.29.54

 Full results here http://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/

 

Good work by mummy’s brave little soldiers, men just get on with stuff don’t they, even with man-flu. What i really wan to know is why was Darren dressed as a giant banana?

It was the Fell relays last Saturday up in Loch Lomond, Scotland, and for anyone who hasn’t done them before i would really recommend it having done the previous 2 years, even as a road runner I really enjoyed the days out, this time it was overnight stays and a party afterwards, sounds boss! Over to fell running legend CBH (who I always beat by the way!) 

Ben and I took on the navigation leg for the fell relays this year and even before I got into the holding pen I knew there was a good chance of issues. I use a thumb compass and the strap was set for thick gloves…. Clearly I’ve not been out Nav-ing since last Christmas then! Steve had got us off to a cracking start and with our two fastest runners out on the course Ben and I got into the holding pen and scrutinised the map. It was a huge bonus to get the map before we started as we were able to take some time to review the macro route choices we had, identify attack points and thus not make a silly mistake/ not miss an obvious feature we could use to help us in the thick clag.
Max rounded the corner putting on a show looking calm as if he’d been out for a jog whilst Jimmy looked like he was hanging on his chin strap. Max confessed later he was just working it for the crowd and he was really dying on the inside, but they had just scorched the course gaining almost 50 places and were 27th fastest overall. I felt I was in for a very long day as I was really struggling to keep up with Ben on the track, but in a flash we were at check point one and in for a steep climb.
Our original plan had been to take the fence line and then drop down and up (route 1) but once on the terrain we had a rethink and decided to contour around. The rough ground evened out our speeds a bit and confidence grew as we started ticking off our collecting features. As we zeroed in on CP2 I suddenly convinced myself we’d overshot it which lost us a few minutes as if we’d have kept going we’d have pretty much hit it spot on. Thankfully we saw a number of teams lost and even split in the clag so we cracked on for CP3.
CP3 turned into a nightmare. We dropped into the wrong re-entrant and lost a lot of time desperately searching in zero visibility. Once we’d finally got it we ran on a bearing straight to CP and would have hit it spot on if we weren’t temporarily redirected by Nicky Spinks. At this stage though I was doubting my micro nav so another few minutes went by. The ground was rough, big peat hags and tussocks galore – both Ben and I were immobilised in bogs on several occasions. Nav was spot on for the final two and we were then on the race in for the finish. To our shame we arrived just as the mass start went out – gutting as we’d lost time on three CPs despite being within 50m of each one. Lesson is to practice micro nav more as the macro is pretty spot on. Still, it was a great day out and the support was awesome.
The evening do was terrific as was the postrace food, lots of familiar faces and some new friends made. Think I tucked into the beers a little bit too much though :oO
Hope you are well,
CBH

 

I couldn’t make the Fell relays this year because it was my most important race of the year, and it didn’t disappoint, Hellrunner, which is described as the UK’s toughest half marathon (not sure about that). 13.1 miles of mud, hills of hell, lucifers lido, and the famous bog of doom. It didn’t disappoint yet again, i’ve done this every year since it started in 2009 and love it, my best finish to date coming in 11th place in 2hrs 4 mins, and i think i was the only representative this year, although Tanya took a cracking photo pf me in the bog of doom below. I would love to do something for charity next year, and get as many involved from Helsby RC as possible. Just think its like a long cross country race.

That’s all for this week, sorry it’s taken a while to send out. Happy running 🙂

 

Helsby RC weekly round-up 3rd – 9th October 2016

Hi everyone

Welcome to the weekly round-up. No reports in the inbox this week so only the Borders League to report on. If I have missed anything please forward any results or race reports to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com.

Before we get to the news please see below some Autumn reminders sent out by Jackie last week and a message from our XC Co-ordinator Paul Foster.

Helsby Running Club – Autumn Dates for your Diary

Now that the evening light is fading fast, it’s time to dig out your #greenarmy high viz vest and a suitable lightweight running torch and join us for a club training session.

The first cross country race is on Sunday 23rd at Clarke Gardens, Liverpool. A great figure of 8 course for starters!

The club flutter flags and tents are stored in the ladies’ changing rooms down at the Helsby Community Sports Club and will need picking up when the club is open (all day Saturdays and evenings). It’s good to fly the #greenarmy flag at all our counters!

Good luck to all those travelling north to Lock Lomond next weekend to the Fell Relay Championships. We have two teams of 6 entered.

Winter Club Counters
Here’s a list of our Border League and Cross Country club counters. Your best 7 results to count in each championship; a minimum of 4 needed to be eligible for a prize. Separate ladies’ and men’s championships. Please come along and support these and contribute to our team placings. All races are of the order of 5-6 miles and free for club members; you must wear your Helsby club vest.

The counters along with other local races and our events are listed fully in Tim’s calendar on:https://helsbyrunningclub.wordpress.com/2015-16-event-listing/
and an A4 version is here:-https://gallery.mailchimp.com/44f7135cdac47fa6325506208/files/Helsby_Winter201617.pdf
If you know of any races to add to this please send them to Tim at runhelsby-calendar@timjenny.co.uk and if you have enjoyed or have a story to tell about any races you have done, for our weekly blog then please send them to helsby-race-reports@outlook.com. The more contributors the better the read and the easier it is for our team of blog writers!

Club Talks
We have a couple of talks planned on some of our members’ amazing endurance feats this summer. If you have any suggestions or would like to do one for us in the future please let me know. jackiekeasley@btinternet.com. Talks are in the Helsby Community Sports Club bar, following on from our training run, at 8:30pm, with a free supper.

Wed 23rd Nov Chris Baynham-Hughes on his amazing achievement of completing this summer’s Ultra Trail De Mont Blanc.

Wed 7th Dec Gareth Boyd talk entitled Where’s the bike Son? 200 miles on the Trans_Pennine Trail!  On this summers UK coast to coast Ultra.

Winter Club Counters
Here’s an outline of our weekly running training program together with details of times and where to meet each session.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/44f7135cdac47fa6325506208/files/Club_Nights_Winter_2016_17_v1.pdf

Our Monday night track sessions have now finished at Helsby High School, after a well attended and most enjoyable summer season. Our Monday Winter sessions at Castle Park will start on 19th October.

Our Wednesday night training session will now switch to our Winter road routes (with an option for a torch lit hill route for those hardy runners familiar with the route, dark & mud). Colin is aiming to organise a monthly time trial on the Greenway from Guilden Sutton to Chester on the last Wednesday of each month. This was trialled successfully last Wed. An email on each of these will be sent out in advance of each one.

Here’s to a successful and enjoyable season of Autumn into Winter running.

Jackie Keasley
Your Chair

XC Reminder

Hello all
Now that the border league season is underway, how do you keep your legs ticking over until the next one? There is only one answer and it’s run in the XC country races for Helsby. The season is about to start for all Helsby runners, all you need is a club vest and away you go. The races are between 5 to 6 miles and are free to enter.

There are two leagues, the Saturday Liverpool league and the Sunday league which all fixtures are on the Helsby  event listing calendar.

This year for the first time Helsby will be on their own in the Sunday league and will not be mixed with Lymm and Warrington, so we really could do with a great turn out of old faces and I hope to see a lot of new faces . Both leagues count to the XC championship in the club. So I hope to see a lot of green vests at the races this season, the first two are in October.

Sunday league XC…..
Sunday 23rd October  10.00am Clarke gardens Liverpool
Liverpool league XC…..
Saturday 29th October 2.00pm Arrowe park Birkenhead

Borders League 1 – Caernarfon (10k)

Our first Borders League of the season saw 19 green vests turn out for this undulating 10k race at Caernarfon. Perfect racing conditions saw some fantastic running on the day with myself (Col T) first home for the men and Captain Joanne Lacking had a great run to storm home first for the ladies. Also superb running from Debbie Read saw her 1st overall in her age group, well done Debbie and well done to everyone else who made it to the race.

Special thanks to our support team on the day who were Mario, Shan and Nikki Hamling.

Please see individual results below, we had 16 out for the men and 3 for the ladies. 

Rank Rank M Rank F Name Time Category Category Rank Club
17 17   Colin THOMPSON 36:31 SM 8 Helsby RC
26 26   Neil FINEGAN 36:57 MV40 10 Helsby RC
34 34   Chris FITZPATRICK 37:34 SM 16 Helsby RC
53 53   Ian RUTHERFORD 38:28 MV40 14 Helsby RC
70 69   Jim O’HARA 39:36 SM 29 Helsby RC
107 102   Philip TOMKINSON 41:39 SM 45 Helsby RC
120   11 Joanne LACKING 42:25 FV35 4 Helsby RC
129   14 Laura BAYNHAM HUGHES 43:00 FV35 5 Helsby RC
130 116   James JONES 43:02 MV50 7 Helsby RC
132 118   Nick RYDER 43:07 MV45 22 Helsby RC
136 121   Ian HAMLING 43:17 SM 51 Helsby RC
170 146   Roy GASKILL 45:07 MV50 10 Helsby RC
172 147   Gary O’CONNOR 45:13 MV45 30 Helsby RC
204 169   Benjamin WILLIAMS 47:10 SM 56 Helsby RC
227   45 Debbie READ 48:25 FV55 1 Helsby RC
243 192   Stephen ROACH 49:20 SM 60 Helsby RC
254 199   Geoff COLLINS 49:45 MV60 12 Helsby RC
265 205   Stephen WIGGINS 51:06 SM 64 Helsby RC
307 217   David WIGGINS 59:11 MV55 21 Helsby RC

Team results see Helsby men second from bottom of Division 1 and the ladies bottom of Division 1. Unfortunately the ladies were unable to get a full team out on the day and as such were heavily penalised, it’s imperative we get a full team out at each race to avoid relegation. It’s still early days though and we have the talent to claw the points back but we really do need a good turn out at the remaining Borders League races now.

The next one is hosted by WCAC and is in Chester so nice and local for us Helsby lot!

All results can be found here http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/

 

parkrun

Please find below the consolidated parkrun stats from Saturday. Congratulations to Ben Fletcher on a superb 1st place at Erddig and well done to everyone else who ran

http://www.parkrun.com/results/consolidatedclub/?clubNum=1721

That’s all this week folks!

Cheers
Col T

Weekly Update 26th Sept to 2nd Oct

Border League

Firstly a reminder that the Border League season starts this coming Sunday. First race is in Caernarfon and starts, as usual at 11am. Lets have a great turn out from the Green Army.

Details:

http://tinyurl.com/zzax8od

parkrun.

Helsby members were in action at parkruns throughout the area. Notable performances include Colin Bishops 3rd place at Princes Park and Chris Morgans first run as a Helsby member at Birkenhead.

Full, consolidated Helsby results are below

http://tinyurl.com/kvq2x25

Sunday was Chester marathon and metric with Derek Morris and Dave Madders doing the full

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Tanya Downes sent in this report from the Metric.

Chester Metric Marathon
A beautiful October day, who could ask for better running conditions. Lone metric Helsby runner set out for a steady training run for my November marathon in Athens with the added bonus of a medal, t-shirt and goodies at the finish line. An undulating course reminded me of a baby grand national ride, very proud of myself running all the way back up sandy lane ( getting used to hills at last). Great support and such a lovely course. Would definitely recommend for next year for anyone wanting just a little extra to that half marathon distance. Took it steady at my marathon training pace and came home in 2 hours 50 with a little sprint finish. Paced my Chester road runner friend to a 1/2 marathon PB , which was fantastic. Felt fresh and no aching legs the next day…….. onwards to the next challenge.

Glencoe Marathon

Also on Sunday was the Glencoe marathon which was run my Adam Gordon, Ste Wiggins and Roy Duffy. The race unfortunately left all 3 runners too exhausted to write a report for the blog but full results are below, including an impressive top 30 finish for Adam.
http://tinyurl.com/hczo2xz

Sandstone Trail Race – View from the Back!!

A wonderful Autumnal day yesterday for the 40th Sandstone Trail Race with a healthy Helsby turnout for the A and B races. A chilly start with the mist burning off first thing then sunshine and very clear views, for those going at a slow enough pace to look up!
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My experience of the long race was quite different to previous years!!  Firstly I nearly did not start as despite entering early as usual I was on the waiting list until only last week.  In the A race I am normally soon running fairly alone in the peace & tranquillity at the back of the field, but this year I seemed to have company all the way.  Within the first few miles I was amazed to have runners moving slower than me in “packs” chatting away with conversations such as the latest episode of Emmerdale.

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Then to my alarm/annoyance continual swearing at every slight incline and muddy patch. Surely I thought if you have entered a 17 mile race, in October along the Sandstone Trail, these are to be expected … and relished! I put on a spurt to get away from these noisy runners (some walking so early on) and eventually found myself at one with the surroundings; birds chirping away merrily with the odd heavy breathing from fellow individual runners disturbing the silence!

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Soon the miles were steadily gobbled up and I passed through Beeston, which again was quiet as the B mass start occurred 15 mins earlier.  Then I started catching up with the B runners and again unlike other years lots of them. Most moving/walking in groups some even stopping along the way to take selfies!!!  Again a sight I have not witnessed on this race before!!

Most memorable along this section were several groups of backpackers merrily cheering and shouting “Come on Helsby”. I soon worked out that they were all from Helsby High and delighted to see their same Helsby vest being worn by us. Up the field they gave each Helsby runner a cheer too – a big thanks Helsby High!

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Thanks to Geoff and Janet for organising this race over the many years and to all yesterday’s marshals with quite a number from Helsby. Next year this race will be organised by Cute Fruits – hope the same winning formula (and price!) continues.

Well done everyone and special mention to prize winners Jim,  3rd overall and Alison 3rd lady in the A race and 5th place to Ben in the B race.

A race
4th  Jim O-Hara       2:04:34
38th Alison Halsall 2:29:06
48th Laura Baynham-Hughes 2:33:07
59th Chris Murray 2:39:14
85th Andy Robinson 2:48:41
97th Dave Feakes 2:52:20
108th Lesley Feakes 2:56:45
118th Rachel Arnold 3:01:41
132nd Paul Foster 3:08:04
137th Jackie Keasley 3:15:27
171 finishers, 9dnf

Vanessa retired injured at Rock Farm – hope no long term damage done.

B race

5th Ben Fletcher 1:15:02
11th Richard Hankins 1:22:00
77th Michele Hardwick 1:44:57
80th Debbie Reed 1:45:14
91 Suzanne Fletcher 1:48:21
105 Sue Buck 1:50:52
184 finishers, 1 dnf

Cheers
Jackie

Also, congratulations to Heslby second claim Chris “The Machine” Collins for his second place in the B race.

 

Wirral Multi Terrain Series.

The final Wirral Multi terrain race at Arrowe park saw 12 green vests toeing the line. A pretty good turn out for the finale but overall attendance has been a bit poor this year, it’s a shame these races aren’t more popular with our members as it’s a fantastic series in some lovely locations and at £1 per race they are a bargain too! Maybe it’s the mid-week logistics and also September can be a bit difficult with holidays etc. Lots of other races around at the moment too.

Anyway on to the race, the course is 2 laps of Arrowe park through fields, woods and trail. We had some very impressive running on the night and over the whole series, well done to everyone who took part.

Helsby results below:

Men

9th Colin Thompson 26:07
13th Adam Gordon 26:28
18th Neil Finegan Helsby 26:50
44th Ian Rutherford 28:19
74th Mark Gittins 29:37
75th Richard Hankins 29:40
152nd Dave Madders 33:59
167th Tim Igoe 35:09
186th Chris Igoe 36:47
187th Stephen Wiggins 37:09

Ladies

36th Debbie Reid 35:22
67th Liz Dobson 39:29

Full results can be found here
http://tinyurl.com/zsctw5v

Results overall for the series are here
http://tinyurl.com/jqrgzhx

Special congratulations to Adam and Debbie Read for their podium finishes over the series taking 3rd in their respective age categories. Well done both!  Also of note is the 7th place in the team rankings for Helsby Men.

Thank you to Joe and Mario for their support during each race, as always it’s much appreciated guys.

 

Also a quick note from Max Wainwright to say he ran Saddleworth Edges fell race on Saturday, his first ‘proper’ fell race since last November and came in 8th.
Well done, Max

 

Last weekend Gary O’Connor (me) ran the King Offas Ultra . I’ve tried to keep the report as short as you can keep a 3 and half day race report……
King Offas Dyke Race.

Last Friday evening I started the 186 mile, 4 day Offas Dyke race in Chepstow, South Wales heading towards the finish in Prestatyn on the North Wales coast.

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The first 60 miles or so, run in one stint during Friday night and Saturday afternoon, went without too much drama until I left the Kington checkpoint for the 17 mile trip to the next CP where I intended to rest until Sunday morning. A predicted “short, rain shower” turned out to be an extended, torrential downpour that left me soaked through to the skin and making navigation errors that started putting me behind the schedule I’d set myself.

I finally got to the CP at 82 miles around 1am, about 4 hours hours behind where I’d hoped to be, with several blisters affecting my running, all my kit soaked and really demoralsed. I got a few hours sleep on a row of seats and set off around 5am for the 100 mile checkpoint at Montgomery, this 20 mile section turned out to be the low point of my weekend and the only period where I had serious doubts as to my ability to finish the race. The section was extremely hilly, I only made the time cut off for the checkpoint by an hour or so as I couldn’t put too much weight on my feet on the downhill parts and was (I think!) in last place.

The excellent medics at Montgomery burst and taped my blisters and I was at least able to maintain a pace that meant I could get to the next checkpoint without getting timed out. The next 50 miles were all done with the sole aim of holding this pace and finishing the race without getting DNF’d on time.

I got to the 150 mile checkpoint at Llandegla at around 7pm on Monday near the back of the pack, having had reasonably “easy” days on Sunday and Monday due to blistering. This meant my legs were relatively fresh and I decided to just have a quick sleep and eat before heading across the Clywdians to the finish in Prestatyn, 36 miles away at 10pm.

The last section went better than I could have possibly hoped for, I felt strong, positive and the miles just melted away until, before I knew it, I was standing on the trails above Prestatyn at 10am on Tuesday morning, roughly15 places higher than I’d been the morning before.

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The run didn’t go exactly to plan, I’d hoped to approximately run 85 miles Friday/ Saturday, 65 miles Sunday and 40 miles Monday to finish late Monday evening but I ended up doing 80, 35 (slow) and 75 which left me finishing Tuesday morning but was more than happy with my time given the problems I’d had on the second day.

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I finished the race 26th out of 45 finishers (85 starters), having done just under 200 miles due to various navigation errors and 29000 ft of elevaton in a time of 87 hours.