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Training Log Archive: Mark3

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activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Trail1 1:18:56 9.91(7:58) 15.96(4:57) 922
  Total1 1:18:56 9.91(7:58) 15.96(4:57) 922

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Sunday Apr 21 #

1 PM

Running - Trail race (Inter County Fell Champs) 1:18:56 [5] 15.96 km (4:57 / km) +922m 3:50 / km
ahr:141 max:154 shoes: XTalon G210 (blue)

44th - another improvement in this race - 51st last year.
The only runner for Cheshire, which was a bit sad - it wasn't like we were ever going to do well, but we should easily be able to field a team. We also had no-one in the women's race.

We did start with two men but the other guy isn't on the results and I didn't see him afterwards...

My position would have made me a counting scorer for any team outside the top 10, which means if I move to Greater Manchester/Devon/Middlesex/Essex/the North East/East Wales/Merseyside/Hertfordshire/Warwickshire/Nottinghamshire/Shropshire/Worcestershire - I should at least be able to get in the team.

Impressive result for Leicestershire & Rutland in 9th place! The other county results at least broadly correlated with hillyness.

The race itself: good climbs, grim downhill. Fast start, unsurprisingly, up the BG route but with a quick loop of Latrigg before returning back to the BG route again. After the first few hundred meters, I think I was catching people the entire race.

Ran all the climbs. This was a conscious decision and didn't feel particularly faster than walking, but it was a couple of percent faster and the climb up to Lonscale was long, so I probably passed 10 people. Another few on the final climb to Skiddaw Little Man. At the col, before the out and back to the summit, the leaders were just coming back down and it was awesome to see the speed they go!

Strava tells me that in the 5k down from the summit was my "2nd fastest 5k". This is actually quite surprising because most of the way down the tourist path was very uneven rocky path (which we had to not-cut the corners of). Had I thought it through more I'd have gone with shoes with more cushioning, because I was having to be very careful and tentative with foot placement on quite a long section - so that was a bad call. Trail shoes would have been better, and fine for the Lonscale uphill which wasn't particularly muddy. They'd have been fine for the Llanberis race a couple of years ago too; so definitely worthy of consideration next year. If I'm selected :)

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