Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Jack Bloor race



So - a hysterical attempt at trying to get fit again. At trying to run more. At trying to meet people to race with. Anyway...

Ran the Deerstalker earlier in the year - no blog about it because I'm lame - and ran a whole load better than I thought I was going to: 2:31 including a bit of standing about waiting for Elise and Jon (ha ha ha...). That's 8 minutes faster than previously, and it could have been 12. Had I done more training over the winter that would have been even more. But I didn't, so that's a moot point.

So, a conversation first on SleepMonsters and then by email about doing some racing over summer and therefore a bit of motivation to do some training and some informal races over the early season. So I thought I'd start with the Jack Bloor, a 5 mile fell race starting from Ilkley

Hmmm. Not the best of ideas! The picture above shows the route. Little bit steep. And I'm not in a good state. But, that said, I got round. It wasn't fast or pretty, but I'm not, so that's all fine!

Next up? Who knows. Depends when my back unsiezes and the blisters heal...