Run 88 – Sugarloaf Mountain Fell Race

Date: Saturday 19th April 2014 11am

Distance: 11.73km (530m ascent)

Time: 1:46:56

Pace: 9:07mn/km

Description: First fell race.  Cold start, and very windy on top.  But a sunny day, great views.  First 340m legs burned, but after that was a lot of fun.  Would do it again in a heartbeat.  Brilliant!

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/482889867

Run 87 – Park Street, Greville, Towpath 10k Practice

Date: Thurs 17th April 2014 17:44

Distance: (3.35+) 10km

Time: (17:42+) 47:28

Pace: (5:17+) 4:45min/km

Description: First run with new Camelbak Volt. Stable. Run up Park Street wasn’t recorded. Stopped by Bike UK shop and found an old friend working there. Recorded run started from there, down Park Street, past Arnoldfini, across both rivers and along to Greville Smyth park. Bit of another stretch, before starting the 10k Towpath practice run. Didn’t feel as fast, and light on foot and as energetic as I’d hoped. Perhaps it was the bag, although I hardly noticed it. First half I was happy to go heel and toe, but return leg I tried a better style. Think this was again of being low on energy, or being weighted down. After finishing, my legs weren’t burning, but I did feel tired. Still, I did match my last Towpath time, this time with a bag, so this has to be seen as a small improvement. REALLY need to work on some speed runs! At this rate I’ll be lucky to break sub45, let alone 42:30!

Run 87a – Park Street to Greville

Run 87a

Run 87b – Towpath 10k Practice with Bag

Run 87b

Run 86 – SRC Extended Nightingale Ashton 15k

Date: Tues 15th April 2014 18:38

Distance: 16.2km

Time: 1:36:33

Pace: 5:57min/km

Description: Great weather, lovely sunny evening.  Run along Towpath until Nightingale Valley. Two and a half times up and down.  Good combination of flat and hills.  Very technical, achieved a nice focused, un-distracted state of mind running down, totally focused on the ground ahead of you.  Good run up the gravel track at Ashton Court and a run through the woods with a couple of guys who wanted a longer run.  Back past criket ground and Greville Smyth and North Road.  Would be nice to combine further along Towpath, with Nightingale, or other paths up in to Leigh Woods, in to Ashton Court, through the Woods, and back along the Chocolate Path.  Not the fastest run, but a nice medium distance run.  Hopefully do a faster, more serious 5 or 10k run on Thursday, possibly closer to home.

RUN 86

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/480709931

2014 RACE CALENDAR, TARGETS AND RESULTS

 JANURARY

Week 03 – Sun 19th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail Race – COMPLETED (1:01:11)

 FEBRUARY

Week 06 – Sun 9th – Bath Skyline 10k Trail Race  – COMPLETED (1:08:59)
Week 08 – Sun 23rd – Heartbreaker Trail Marathon – COMPLETED (4:55:57)

MARCH

Week 10 – Sat 8th – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #145 – COMPLETED (24:52)
Week 12 – Sat 22nd – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #147 – COMPLETED (24:27)

APRIL

Week 14 – Sat 12th – AC Parkrun Hilly 5k #150 – COMPLETED (22:25)
Week 15 – Sun 13th – Frenchay 10k Road Race – NOT ENTERED 
Week 16 – Sat 19th – Sugarloaf 11k Fell Race – COMPLETED (1:46:56)
Week 17 – Sat 26th – Cribyn 9k Fell Race – PLANNED

MAY

Week 19 – Sun 11th – Bristol 10k Road Race – ENTERED (Target 42:30)
Week 20 – Fri 16th – Towpath 10k Mixed Race 1 – ENTERED (Target 42:30) 
Week 20 – Sun 18th – Cheddar Challenge 10k Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 55:00) 
Week 21 – Sat 24th – Forrest of Dean 10k/HM Trail Race – MAYBE
[Week 22  – Thu 29th to Mon 2nd – Snowdon Scrambling/Run Attempt 1]

JUNE

[Week 23  – Thu 6th to Mon 9th – Snowdon Scrambling/Run Attempt 2]
Week 24 – Fri 13th – Towpath 10k Mixed Race 2 – ENTERED (Target 42:30)
Week 24 – Sun 15th June – Scarfel Pike Fell Marathon – ENTERED (Target: To Finish!)
Week 25 – Sun 22nd – Cheddar Challenge HM Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 1:55:00)
Week 26 – Thu 26th – Dundry Thunder Run – MAYBE
[Week 26  – Thu 26th to Mon 30th – Ben Nevis Scrambling/Run Attempt 1]

JULY

Week 27 – Fri 4th – Towpath Mixed 10k Race 3  – ENTERED (Target 40:00)
Week 27 – Sat 5th – Fan Dance  24k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 28 – Sat 12th – Pen y Fan  6k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 28 – Sun 13th – Fan y Big Horseshoe 17k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 29 – Sat 19th – Snowdon 17k  Fell Race – ENTERED (Target: To Finish!)
Week 30 – Thu 24th – Purdon Pursuit Trail Run – MAYBE
Week 30 – Sun 27th – Bath Running Festival 10k, HM, M Mixed Race – MAYBE

AUGUST

[Week 31  – Thu 31st to Mon 4th – Ben Nevis Scrambling/Run Attempt 2]
Week 32  – Fri 8th – Towpath Mixed 10k Race 4 – ENTERED (Target 40:00)
Week 33 – Sat 16th – Tough Mudder SW Obstacle Race – MAYBE
Week 33 – Sun 17th – Cheddar Challenge Marathon Trail Race – ENTERED (Target 4:30:00)
[Week 34 – Fri 22nd to Sun 24th – Three Peaks Practice Scafell Pike – MAYBE]
Week 34 – Sat 23rd – Brecon Beacons  30k  Fell Race – MAYBE
 Week 35 – Fri 29th – Towpath Mixed 5k Race 5 – ENTERED (Target 20:00)

SEPTEMBER

[Week 37 – Fri 12th to Mon 15th – Three Peaks Challenge – PLANNED]
Week 38 – Sun 21st – Bristol Half Marathon Road Race – PLANNED (Target 01:32:30)
 Week 39 – Sat 27th – Black Mountains  27k  Fell Race – MAYBE

OCTOBER

Week 40  – Sat 4th – Fan Fawr  3k  Fell Race – MAYBE
Week 40 – Sun 5th – Glencoe Trail Marathon – MAYBE

NOVEMBER

Week 45  – Sun 9th – Athens Classic Marathon – ENTERED