Sunday, 24 August 2014

Brecon Beacons race

Ran this race with Richard from work. The gameplan was to run the best race we could given pretty low levels of fitness.

The 19m BM course was being run clockwise this year.  We were numbers 33 and 34 - there were 35 runners in total.

All went quite well until we hauled ourselves up onto the main Fans horseshoe. The climb took quite a lot out of Rich and we eased up for a bit of a recovery.

There was a shower which was quite numbing for me in my vest. Over Corn Du and through the crowds on Pen y Fan.  Had a sit down before descending to the col and hauling back up to Cribyn.  On the diagonal ascent past Fan y Big we were slowing up a bit but enjoying the lovely sunshine and fine views.

I took a bearing before heading up through the peat hags to Waun Rydd.  Laughable how i'd managed to get lost here during the last time I'd run the race. We teamed up with some other tail enders including a Dutch couple for a bit and made our way round to Carn Pica and back down to the dam.

We weren't last, but then there could have been some retirements. ..

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