Sunday I am doing the above run. The organizers keep calling it a race, for me its a run. I usually would not fret about a trail run. This one is different. Already I am fretting. Why the worry? The organizers have put in two cut off points, one at 5 miles and one at 9 miles, if you don’t get to these points in under 15 minute miles, you will not be going any further. Normally this speed would not be too much of a problem (maybe at mile 13!) but there are two contributing factors
Yes as hubby pointed out that second incline looks like Everest! The first two miles will be slow!
2) The terrain
Safe to say that might just slow me down a bit!
But on the upside, there is some nice scenery
(Images shamelessly stolen from a social media post!)
My mantra for this, my first trail marathon will be
Doynton Hard Half Marathon-Part Two will follow-providing I survive!