Saturday 9 March, 10:03
Wanted to treat this race as a long slow training run for Paris.
The weather was mixed – between rain, hail and gale force wind! Tiny bit of sun peeped through towards the end.
I remembered sections of the route as they came up, from last year. Was following everyone else not map reading.
Ground was muddy, boggy in parts. I tired about 14 miles then got going again. Tripped on Froggatt Edge while gazing at a spectacular rainbow above Grindleford. Caught my fall, didn’t go splat.
Felt good at the finish, much better than last year. And faster too.
Distance: 21.2 miles
Time: Suunto 3:50:34 awaiting official time
Avg pace: 10:51 min/mile
Trainers: inov8 x-claw 275