Trail run (Lakeland Trail Staveley) 1:11:07  17.88 km (3:59 / km) +333m 3:38 / km
shoes: Salomon sense 6 SG
Quite a warm day for it which possibly made it a little tougher. A guy called Johny from Edan Valley took it out fairly quick so I hung on to him for a bit and then I tried pass him but he held on to me and I was working hard to try and make him hurt, probably a little too hard considering I've never raced this far before. I only got away from him on the technical descent which I took full advantage of and put in as much distance as I could. Pushed on pretty hard up the next climb and knew that it was fairly flat or down hill from 10km onwards but started to feel quite low on energy by about 12km and was spending quite a lot of energy going round people plodding round the previous 17km trail "challenge" that set off an hour before my race. I was able to keep moving relatively fast but I was very aware that I wasn't able to run as fast I usually would have been able to, I think the heat started to get to me a little as I felt quite wobbly coming into the finish and had to sit down for a long time drinking a lot of water before I could get up and walk again to grab my bag and eat all my food. Pretty good race probably overcooked it slightly by working quite hard early on but held it all together which is pretty good. Felt fairly similar to the Gold Rush Trail race with the heat but had more climb which was quite good.