A little reminder about the #Burrator10K on Sun 2nd June at Burrator Reservoir & why we think it's Devon's most beautiful road 10K (and also one of the fastest). Limited places remaining www.burrator10K.co.uk... See MoreSee Less
Top British ultra runner Nicky Spinks is taking on the legendary Barkley Marathons. And if you've never heard of them it's worth signing up with Netflix just to watch the excellent Barkley Marathons documentary. - www.inov-8.com/blog/nicky-spinks-barkley-marathons/
I started the day at 6am, I caught up with social media and finished off the admin for the raffle entry donations (thankyou!) before heading over for breakfast. I had the full English breakfast to keep me fuelled and ready for today’s journey. We all made our way down to the start by the iconic John O’Groats signpost to start at 9am. As we set off, I just needed to sort my bag and bits out, so I watched the other 4 runners go off ahead. Everyone was in happy spirits and I caught them up eventually and went on ahead. It was such a bad headwind, I couldn’t run at the pace I was hoping to run at but I just made sure I kept going. At about 16 miles, I made it into Wick which was sheltered from the wind but at the same time it started hammering down with rain. After leaving Wick, I was back out in the wind and it had stopped raining. My clothes soon dried off but my shoes and socks were still wet and remained so all the way to the finish. Every now and again I would look behind to see Sam who wasn’t too far behind. It helped my spirits, as it meant I knew I wasn’t running on my own, it was great to see him. I was running most miles at about 10 minutes a mile but it was so hard against the wind, so it was just a case of one step in front of the other. Every now and again I would walk and take in the view. I was really pleased to see the finish in the distance and I made it in with a time of 6:20:04 and first back. 37 miles on the watch. Everyone has finished and as far as I know all is well!
8 year old MAX Fearon took part in most of the Wild Night Run Series kids races and learned a lot about the moon cycle, which showed the eight phases of the moon to fit the eight races in the series. See you and your family next year Max. ... See MoreSee Less