Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Two Months On........

Two months after my DNF at the Stour Valley Path 100km race (SVP100), I went back to put things right and finish the task I had started.  An early train to Newmarket ensured I hit the trail at sunrise, determined to complete the 62 miles.  This time I was on my own and carrying my 8Kg rucksack; this containing the kit that I have been refining ready for The Spine Race in January.  

The SVP100 had been my second of three challenges that I have set myself to help raise funds and awareness of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and I wanted to complete the route (and the challenge) so as to not short change those that have been generous enough to sponsor me. 

I am very happy to say I completed the 100km in around 15 hours - not a great time, but I was carrying the extra weight, there were less daylight hours and I did not have the benefit of the support at the check points along the route, available during the race.  

As well as wanting to finish what I had started back in September, yesterday also formed part of my current training regime, working towards the 268 mile Spine Race, my third challenge, which is in January.  So once I had completed the 62 miles, I turned north and walked to me a total distance of around 75 miles in one go.

I still have some way to go before reaching my fund raising target, so if you can spare a few pounds please click below: