First of all I revisited the Stour Valley Path 100km race which I had attempted last year (see earlier post) and had unfortunately timed out after 40 miles - I had put this down to the fact I had only finished my UK circumnavigation 2 weeks previously and my lack of running fitness was very obvious.
This year I went for the earlier start time, which gave me 15hrs 30mins to complete the course and, as the race was being held a month earlier than 2013, there was also more daylight to complete the event in.
|At the finish of the SVP100|
|On the start line with 50 miles to go....|
This time I made sure I drank enough fluids and felt much more comfortable throughout the race, although towards the end of the race I found it difficult to eat anything. I manage to complete the distance in 9hrs 43min, well within my 10hr target, finishing in 11th place overall and the first over 50 finisher! (Results here)
|At the finish and still running....|