Since the Grand Union Canal Race back in May i’ve continued to be fortunate and stayed injury free. The next race after GUCR on the May bank holiday weekend was the Saffron Trail race which I did two years ago. I was hoping to improve on that run, which I did do knocking 2 hours off my previous time but still finishing in 5th place. This blog post is an update of races and results over the last few months and what may lay ahead.
2nd July 2016 – Saffron Trail – 17h 1m – 5th place – PB
25th August – Club 5k league – 20m 12s – 6th place
4th September – Essex Way Relay – 1h 15m – 14th place
11th September – Thetford Marathon – 3h 51m – 5th place
18th September – Bath 50k – 4h 43m – 19th place – PB
25th September – Ely Marathon – 3h 34m – 4th place – 3rd Male Trophy – PB
9th October – Peterborough Half Marathon – 1h 30m – 342nd – PB
23rd October – Chelmsford Marathon – 4h 12m – 329th
30th October – Stort 30 – 4h 51m – 99th – PB
16th November – Stevenage Half Marathon – 1h 34m – 60th place
I’ve entered the draw for GUCR 2017 along with KACR. The LLCR is part of Canalslam but it doesn’t look like I can get the time off work to get all three races in. I recently had a day out for a run in North Wales a good 200 mile drive out from home. The weather was pretty harsh and a Spring or Summer re visit is on the cards. It’s a great route and definitely can be covered in a quicker time without the wind, rain, hail and snow. I put together a very amateur video using my mobile phone, it is very shaky but gives an idea of the route.
No races are booked at the moment for the rest of this year. The GUCR draw is taking place Friday 11th November which I hope to attend and training will continue trying to stay at least marathon fit. I have now completed 8 marathons and 8 ultras so am thinking of doing more marathons and start heading towards the 100 club.