Leinster Champs at Glencree.
Ran The M21E, It looked short on paper at 10.2km but looking at the old map I knew it would be tough going.
First proplem was footwear - Jalas ankle boots still not delivered by compasspoint - Its only been about 4 weeks and I chucked my tired old boots in the bin confident that the new ones would be here by now!
So out with the walshes and the ankle tape - man that stuff hurts if you don't shave beforehand :(
First 12 controls were over and round a broad spur coming off Tonduff
3 anti-clockwise loops were a bit repetitive but ok running through shortish heather, lost 2-3 mins at number 3 in a strange featureless controlsite.
coming off the hill transiting into the forest was my favorite section.
was a bit worried about my ankles coming down the steep descent but it was alovely fast little area and then into the scrappy forest for half an hour of running whilst bent double trying not to lose an eyeball!
Happy with my fitness on this run - I think all the longO helped my strength but most pleased not to have any injuries after.