Races in 2015:
Pentland Skyline: After 3 months of training I decided (unsure why but maybe a bit of goading from work colleagues) to enter this rather hilly, 16mile race. Although exhausted and dehydrated, I completed it in 4Hrs 27(ish) somewhere toward back of the pack 244th out of 265 runners.
Festive Handicap: A 14k run through Beecraigs Country Park to see off some of the festive pies. A thoroughly wet day. Completed in 1Hr 05min on my Garmin. This does not compute with official timings of 1Hr 15mins. Placed 42nd out of 153 runners.
2015 Running times:
5k time: 21:36
10k time: 45:01
Half marathon time: 1Hr 41 mins
Marathon time: Projected at 3Hrs 30mins… Actual: 3Hrs 46 mins
Races in 2016:
G2E: A 55 mile race from Glasgow to Edinburgh. To test the ‘long day’ of the MdS. My thinking is; If I can do this 1yr away from race day, I’d know I can do it during the race (barring heat issues). Completed in 10:43:00 with dodgy knee.
Devil o’ the Highlands: A 42 mile race using some of the West Highland Way on 6th August, starting at 06:00.
Pentland Skyline: Running this again on 9th October. 16 miles with 6,200ft ascent. Decided not to run it this year. Just wasn’t feeling it.
1k time: 3:38
1 mile: 6:04
5k time: 19:47
10k time: 39:47
Half marathon time: 1Hr 32 mins
Marathon time: 3Hrs 46 mins… Predicted: 3Hrs 20mins
Races for 2017:
D33: March (33miles) Testing my marathon pace… DONE (3:20ish)
G2E: April (Assisting only)… A great day out
MdS: April (156miles over 6days) Testing MYSELF… DONE!
Hoka Highland Fling: April (53 miles) Who knows what state I’ll be in… DONE (10Hrs 43mins)
Great Glen Ultra: July (72 miles) Looking for a much better time & position.
PEN LLYN Ultra: July (75miles)
Devil O’ the Highlands: August (43miles) A chance to better my time. Depends on how the legs are after the Pen Llyn Ultra
Quadrathon: August (104 miles (4 marathons in 4 days) Should be FUN!
Sandstone Way Ultra: October (120miles) My first 100miler (plus)
The Illuminator: October (15 hilly miles) run at night.
And I’m sure more to be added.
I’ll be using Tailwind products for hydration on all of the above.