Sunday, 25 January 2015

What goes up must come down...

Since winning the Vale of Clwyd Half Marathon back in December it all went a little down hill. I picked up the flu followed by a bug over the christmas period and into January... Training should we say was none existent! I was lucky to cover 8-12km of training in a week due to a chesty cough and no energy.

44km into the CTS Ultra..

As January approached I had a few events planned and just wanted to enjoy them as I knew I wasn't going to be race fit after a rough 5 weeks of flu. I started the year with a couple of local Parkruns followed by a 54km coastal ultra and finished off the month with a trail half marathon. Results of each race: 

  • 3rd of Jan: Bangor Parkrun - 3rd Overall, 1st Senior Male
  • 10th of Jan: Conwy Parkrun - 2nd Overall, 1st Senior Male 
  • 17th of Jan: EnduranceLife CTS Ultra - 6th Overall
  • 24th of Jan: Buff Winter Trail Wales Half Marathon - 11th Overall 

Over all I have been pleased with how the month progressed but have a lot of work and training to do going into February. 

I recently rejoined my old running club Eryri Harriers. I look forward to be running again for such a great club.. 

Course Profile from the Winter Trail Wales Half Marathon.

After 3 years of collecting 'points' and trying the lottery I got the email earlier this month from the UTMB organisation to say I finally got my place in this years UTMB 166km race in Chamonix.   

My golden ticket..!

Thanks for following

Onwards and Upwards
Paul x  

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