Running 1:33:20  16.05 km (5:49 / km) +900m 4:33 / km
Fairfield - 15th
Set off easy, although still passed Carl Bell who was obviously struggling on the first climb with Jebb and Jardine out front and then the second pack with Daz, PB, Holmsey, Sam Stead, Goldie, Al Anthony and another Keswick lad just ahead. Didn't feeling like I was particularly working and I was actively holding back for easier ridge climb. As soon as we summitted Nab Scar I just had nothing. Legs screaming and I had to walk large sections of the climbs. It was only 2 weeks ago that I flew up here in training! Tried to recover as Ali Thornton, Carl and Steve Halsall came and went. Managed to dig in a bit as Tim Cowin and Clayton lad caught me. Gave it some up Great Rigg but couldn't drop them and kind of realised it wasn't my day so just opted for enjoying it. Glorious day in the Lakes. Some good chat with the Clayton lad and that was pretty much that.
In my head I had 1:25 as a target but ended up 1:33. Not actually sure how much quicker I could've gone but doubt i'd have broken 1:31!
Hmm something not right at the moment. Where has my fitness gone, whose legs are these, and where are mine?! Can I really have lost fitness since feeling great when in Buttermere and Ireland? Probably best not dwelling on. A very enjoyable day and a proud one to be in Blue and Green.