Saturday 18th May 2019 - Basel 24 hour race - 182.4km
I was more prepared for this race than Tooting 24hour last year. Last year I turned up at Tooting after finding out I was in the event 2 days before having been on the lash most of the week! I had no crew, no nutrition plan as I drove to Sainsbury’s the night before to buy scotch eggs, no real training, no strategy and no idea. That event I lasted 12 hours, having hit close to world record pace for first 50km and run a 21minute 5km about 73km in!
I can’t actually believe I’ve been to Kazakhstan. I had been nervously apprehensive about the trip in the days leading up to it. I flew from Heathrow to Moscow. Then raced through the airport to make my connecting flight as we landed late only to find the next flight delayed so I just people watched. The Russians are a serious lot; there is no smiling upon making eye contact, no awareness of personal space, no stranger politeness and limited helpfulness. I soon learnt though than on a one to one basis once you’ve been introduced they are friendly and do smile!
MDS 2019 'Highway to Hell'
Our very own CoFounder Des takes part in the Marathon Des Sables in Morocco next week. Marathon des Sables, or MdS, is a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) Ultra Marathon which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons. The longest single stage is 91 km (57 mi) long. This race is completed totally self-supportive in...