Going Ultra

After encouragement from a couple of people and the example set by Mark Evans, I did my first Ultra today.

  The Royal Parks 50km Ultra was great fun, lovely weather, beautiful course and to top it all, it was my first time running further than a 42.2km marathon.  Pleased with my pacing and for the last 20km didn’t get anyone passing me but passed a number.
Haven’t got the results up yet so not sure of my placing but I did 5.58.03 which I am really pleased with as I wanted sub 6.  Also pleased that with the exception of aid stations, saying hello to my parents and seeing the friendly ambulance man for more nipple covering to avoid chafing; I ran the whole way.
If you’ve done marathon and want to go a little longer, this was a great one to do.  Now to start thinking about the next one……
Mike Clyne
 

At the back of the start and ready to go
 

At the finsih, happy, tired and in need of a shower.  My first wooden medal.