Adventure race race 3:46:13  18.75 km (12:04 / km) +1186m 9:10 / km
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)
Mourne Mountain Marathon, C Course, Day 1.
A bit nippy starting out but mostly an alright day, with some spitting rain at times towards the end, though we finished before the mist came in (but only on the high peaks). Think we got all the right routes (including the un-mapped path to the dam in the Silent valley) and spiked all the controls, so a good day and nice to see that we were leading by a few minutes.
Unfortunately Nicky twisted her ankle about a third of the way around (she doesn't cope well in rough terrain) and descents were taken very cautiously thereafter (with the added benefit that it meant that my quads were protected from any abuse).
Arrived in the camp site with it trying to rain and the wind was blowing, so it was difficult and cold getting the tent up. Took a while to warm up and needed the hot lunch and tea. Long afternoon/evening trying to keep warm followed.