This training block had been the most sustained I’d done,constant high mileage and regular workouts on fatigued legs, strength work,speed work and recovery all melted together and topped off with a diet that had left me the lightest since I was a teenager meant I was in the best shape of my life going into this race.
It’s Hull Marathon time again . Now the question is, do I run the full , half or the quarter . Initial thoughts was on the half , preferably in a mixed team , but when Vicky Godfrey wanted to run a quarter leg , I decided we should team up and press gang 2 “willing volunteers” to join us .
Another Sunday,another race. Early start at 07:15 hours to pick up David Gingell (Fit Mum Runner)to be in Newark for 09:00 hours. Walking into the Sconce Park to pick up our race numbers we came across more Harriers,Keith Conkerton,John Crosby, Gary Fee and Carole Fee. Numbers got and then off to join what seemed to be an endless queue for the Thunder Box. Oh,what Fun! !
In the farmers field opposite The Scafell Hotel in Rosthwaite, a few miles outside of Keswick, a few hundred fellrunners assemble for the start of what is considered a classic Lakeland Fell Race, The Borrowdale. 17 miles long with 6500 ft of climbs. Time for a few hours of fun on the fells, and any race that starts and finishes outside a pub gets the thumbs up from me.
Health warning to readers, this article includes gory details and frequent use of the ‘O’ word.