|UTMB Course Profile..|
Since my last blog post I have done a couple more races and that extra training ready for next weeks event. I am a strong believer of keeping speed work up whilst running ultras and not just going out doing long meaningless miles, for my speed work many of you know that I enjoy racing my 5kms and these last few weeks was no different! Below is a few race results from the last couple of weeks:
- 1st August - Conwy Parkrun - 2nd Overall in 16:48
- 8th August - Conwy Parkrun - 1st Overall in 16:53
- 9th August - Vale Of Clwyd 5km - 1st Overall and New Course Record in 16:36
- 15th August - 200th Anniversary Highbury Fields 5km - 1st Overall in 17:24
- 16th August - Richmond Ultra - (Joint) 1st Overall in 4:13
|Mountain Fuel UK, kindly help me with my nutrition. (www.mountainfuel.co.uk)|
The 16th of August I had entered the Richmond 48km Ultra Race along the Thames Path in London. I wanted to run this race as my last longish run before the UTMB but also to run in the race environment what I often prefer than our training by myself. From the off it was clear the leading 3 (including myself) wanted to get away from the field and race towards the finish line. 10km in myself and 9Bar athlete Darryl Carter pulled away from 3rd and continued towards check point one. My aim was to keep a steady pace and tick the legs over without having to work too hard and ultimately not recovering in time for next week. We both come into check point one within seconds of each other and was informed we was easily under course record pace. A quick fuel up and drink of Mountain Fuel Xtreme Energy from Gem my support crew who had made the trip with me to look after me along the course, and off I went towards check point two.
|Arriving at Check Point one!|
|Finish Line - Shared the victory.|
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