Sunday, 2 May 2010

Bures on a cold wet morning

Well, it might have been cold and wet but it's still a nice place to run.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

2010 Sevenoaks Circular

Sunday saw me complete my first Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) event which was the Sevenoaks Circular.

For the first time ever on an event I took the camera with me and I think in future I'll make sure I always do. I got some photos that I'm fairly happy with and with practice, and better equipment, I'll get some decent shots.

OK. So I didn't take that photo but I thought I'd slip it in.

This is the North Downs Way and if we had been there a couple of weeks later then this scene would have been covered with bluebells.

There was a certain amount climbing which isn't great for the finish time but is quite good fun.

Next event (which is the 1st Virgin London Marathon) I'll try out some new gear to allow access to the camera easier.

Finish time for this event was 5 hours 40 minutes. Plenty of hills, mud and navigation thought which explains the slowish time. Came 8th though.

Friday, 12 March 2010

2010 Moonlight Challenge

The newspaper who published this (Suffolk Free Press) decided that my 7th place wasn't good enough and promoted me to 5th for some reason. :)

Great race. Highly recommended.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

2010 Race Schedule

Well it's been a long time planning but finally I've got the race schedule for 2010 completed:

Jan - Hedingham Half - 13.1 miles, LDWA style navigation
Feb - Moonlight Challenge - 32.75 miles, night-time fun in Kent
Mar - Sevenoaks Circular - 30 miles, LDWA event so route navigation
Apr - VLM - 26.2 miles, going to run with backpack for training and also to go slower and experience it more
May - Halstead - 26.2 miles, time challenge, the only marathon I'll race this year
July - Downland Ultra Challenge - 30 miles, heat, heat and more heat
Oct - Longmynd Hike - 50 miles, 8000 feet climbing, night-time navigation

I may well do some shorter races in November/ December but I'll see how things go. The focus of the year though is the Longmynd Hike.