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June 24, 2018

On Saturday I dipped my toes into the murky waters of Ultra-Marathons by trying to run/running the Kent 50 mile Challenge. It was way to hot for this sort of race but nevertheless I went in for it if only to experience the practicalities of such a race.

The course was 8 laps of 6.25 miles and much to my surprise almost every runner stopped at the end of each lap for 5 minutes or more : Even the guy who went on to win in ~ 7 hours. And it was common practice to walk up the hilly bits. However in the strong sunshine of 20+ degrees this was never a race for me and along with many runners I pulled out at the end of the 5th lap. Hydration was a major factor – otherwise no problems and even the day after I am in good shape and in far better shape than after a fast half.

I will look out for another Ultra but at a cooler time of the year.

And the second thing is that England Athletics announced the England Masters Team to compete in the Chester Marathon against a Celtic Nations Team. And guess what ? I have been selected for that – I believe that I get an England Team Vest ! Now thats pressure ….


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  1. lloydsloops permalink

    brilliant – well done john

  2. DR MARION NEWMAN permalink

    Well done

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