Run (Race) 5:02:00  49.0 km (6:10 / km) +2000m 5:07 / km
Didn’t have great preparation for the Peak Skyline.
As i mentioned I had an unexpectedly busy week at work (10 hours a day) so struggled to balance work/exercise/sleep and I think it all caught up with me by Friday. Then my car purchase fell through on Friday so ended up getting train to York at 10pm on Friday night to use my mums car to drive to Peaks, resulting in just under 5 hours sleep - not ideal!
As I didn’t know the race route I was reliant on the markings which had been removed about 1km in, and as I was just behind the lead group I sailed off in the wrong direction for a few minutes then I took about 3-4 minutes to get back in track so probably lost about 6-7 minutes in total. Didn’t push too hard to get back to the front, just kept at usual race pace. It was a lot hotter than I was expecting and there wasn’t much water in the course and I got a bit dehydrated between the 10 and 17 mile checkpoints. I felt ok for most of the race but didn’t really have the motivation to push really hard. Had 10 gels, 500ml coke and 4 litres water during the race. Despite feeling tired I really enjoyed the race.