Running race 45:33  7.1 km (6:25 / km) +428m 4:56 / km
ahr:173 max:198 rhr:61 shoes: Inov8 X Talon Race
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay - Leg 1
Fastest first leg and first team for the women (and men, and vets!)
Zanthe reckoned we should hammer out the first km to get into a good position for the climb so that we weren't having to do work to overtake people. So we did a 3.23min/k which is very much TOO FAST!
I struggled a bit on the hill - legs felt like mush (unsurprising really after that first km). We took the upper line at the first split and overtook a lot of people which was nice. Legs starting to work again as we passed Angle Tarn and headed to the descent.
Zanthe was a little ahead of me but i knew i could catch easily on the downhill so we were pretty well matched. Took a good line off the top (straight down the wall) and only had a few slips. Hit the last control and absolutely went for the last km. I was determined to keep up with her and managed to do so - coming in with a final km time of about 3mins!
Finished first ladies team by about 5mins so that was helpful for the rest of the team to keep ambleside, helm hill and keswick at bay to take the win!