I’m not sure how I did it because it was by far the toughest ‘run’ I have ever done (more walking than running on my part) and more challenging than I had expected. It made my half marathon look like a walk in the park yet it was only ten miles; but 10 miles of flood water covered terrain, sticky, slippery mud (that was strong enough to pull trainers off) and near vertical hill climbs with equally difficult descents.
My goal – purely to finish. Having never taken part in an off-road event before setting a finish time made little sense. It took me a gruelling 2 hours 23 to complete – 19 minutes longer than my half marathon!
It was a great day and I felt I really achieved something, testing my fitness within an inch of its life (there is work to be done!!) Yet I salute you Rough & Tumble… I Did It!
To see the champs of the day who ran spectacular times visit here.
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P.S – Big shout out to the lovely guys at Somer AC who very kindly transported me to and from the event (Mark & Richard – thank you!)