|All set to go..!|
|Course profile recordings from my Sunnto Ambit 3|
|A brilliant picture of me taken by Sports Pictures Cymru!|
By lap 7-8 I was starting to slow as my legs were getting heavier and my right knee started to stiffen! Knowing that 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on was still by this time chasing me down I started to loose m gap I had created over the last 5 laps. My 4 minute lead was now cut to 3 minutes and was dropping every lap! Determined to hold on I got my self to lap 10 still in the lead JUST! With around 1:30 to go before 2nd caught me, I changed my tactic for the last lap to running out of the centre to the bottom of the climb and power hiked up to the highest point of the course with the aim to rest the legs a little and use everything I had left to race down hill and along the forest track to the finish where I crossed the line in 1st place holding off Sam Orton of Eryri by 34 seconds! Another lap and it could of been a different story...
|My Lap split times.. 34km covered with 1250m of Climb involved.|
Overall I was extremely pleased with my run and grateful to be back running after taking a long rest period from any form of distance running after completing the UTMB last month. I'd like to thank Matt and his team for such a great an exciting race and to all the sponsors who provided such awesome prizes!
|Great set of prizes, also included a case of local beer what I gave to dad for his support!|
|Top 3 Solo Runner.|