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Hi RR - are you actually running on the Thursday - what race option?
I'm ridiculously under trained, or I suppose you could call it well tapered? Got my head in the middle of kit packing at the moment so will duck out and carry on.
All the best for next week!
Seren - I love how organised you are - have you seen my running number belt - I last used it 2 years ago - why isn't it where I'm looking?
Southern Snail said:
jkissane - well done on the marathon. Did you intend to run more than a marathon last weekend or did you just go further than planned? Couldn't imagine running that far with no race to aim towards.
A rarity for me retiring from an event, but, I started to get what is becoming "the usual" mechanical problems with my left leg creeping in at around 30 miles, by 50 the writing was clearly on the wall, I can limp in on this to complete a Comrades but no way was I going to carry it for another 90 miles. This is in stark contrast to the bloke that hammered home a few years ago to slam his back to back - I need to go get that runner back.
I had a smashing time the event organiser takes you over the most challenging route on this, the Old Coach Road is just an amazing climb up a ridiculously scree-like massive stoney trail, there are peeps going on this with trail motorbikes, 4WD vehicles, well over-pimped mountain bikes, and little old me slogging up the near vertical climb in places wheezing like an old dog... wonderful stuff.
Terrible thing retiring just over 50 miles into a 140 mile event - I feel so embarrassed - I was consoled by the organiser with the info that I wasn't the first retiree and got invited back next year. Managed to find a hotel in Darlington last night and will visit the finish today - amazing to think that the runners who will complete this are still out there now having climbed the Pennines overnight - so wish I was one of them...