Run race 4:54:51  38.46 km (7:40 / km) +1783m 6:13 / km
Vale of Ewyas fell race: 2nd lady, 7th overall, so got some socks! Good thing too since all the ones I'd packed got soggy, and I don't like wearing trainers without socks.
This route is awesome and stunning and I'm gonna say it: this is one of the best fell races I have ever done! I would recommend it to anyone, even if there is a storm happening! FYI, it rained 100% of the time, the headwind made even the very downhill sections probably a good minute per kilometer slower than they could have been, and let's not mention going uphill in a southwesterly direction (thanks Dennis).
In general I am pretty happy with this, as I had low expectations due to it being my first fell race back since getting the stress injury, and being the furthest I've run in about 4.5 months. Managed to maintain a positive mindset all the way round (with a possible exception while going up Sugar Loaf, but show me someone who wasn't suffering up there...), largely helped by the fact that everyone was really friendly and waved on any out and backs. Made some new friends - thank you especially to Adam and Tim for keeping me going through the worst of the unrelenting headwind and up the last climb respectively! Took a 700m detour just before finishing. Whoops.
Massive shout out to the man who made the day by providing everything anyone could ever require when fell racing, from accommodation to delicious scran, support, transport and preventing me from stopping too long at road crossings. The towel over my head at the finish line was a nice touch too. Thank you Matt!