Running (trail/fell) race 4:51:34  30.77 mi (9:29 / mi) +1004m 8:36 / mi
Got to the start just in time with about 10' to spare. Warmed up and necked a couple of paracetamol which i wouldn't normally do but decided that if the glutei was sore then at least i would have some relief.
Set off well and the glutei had a dull soreness but certainly not painful nor tight. kept drip feeding with dates about every 15-20' was running ok and got to CP1 feeling ok. Then about 18miles in my thirst increased and i started to feel really nauseous. I couldn't eat and just wanted to down water. Got to CP2 the legs were ok but not feeling at my finest.
CP2 to the end is about 15k and the first 5k felt ok but knew i was tiring. Then at about 25miles the wheels came off. I struggled to put on foot in front of the other and its been a while since I've felt like this in a race. Theres a climb up behind kielder castle that normally i would have no problems with yet i had to give in and walk up it. then struggled to get going again into the finish. Finished not feeling great and just wanting to get home.
Should have done much better today but now it's happened i know what i need to do to rectify it. Simply include more electrolytes into my race nutrition such as a gel or include an electrolyte drink. I haven't raced in 6/12 and i think it showed today with some rookie errors and a little naivety. Learnt a lot today probably more than if id raced well.