Running race 3:36:34  27.5 km (7.6 kph) +1713m
My first run after my fractured scaphoid and my plaster coming off. I didn't run once whilst the plaster was on (9 weeks) and I hadn't run much beforehand either as 2016 has been mainly a cycling year to date.
This was my fourth participation in the race and also my slowest!
I started mid-pack off 66 starters.
Clothes: La Sportiva Raptor shoes, X-socks (white), 2XU shorts with built in lycra inners, MDC t-shirt, Montane 1L bumbag (containing 500ml bottle which was three-quartes full at start, windproof top, half a Clif Shot Bloks pack, 2 x Clif Gels). Map. Thumb compass.
Weather: clear and warm but windy on tops. Headwind on section between Chwarel y Fan to Bal Mawr.
Nutrition: Not great. I had 7 beers the night before on a work jolly and stayed on a tipi in Hereford. I didn't go to sleep until about 2am! Then had a bacon bap for breakfast. Drank lots of water before the event but only about 500ml during it which probably wasn''t enough. Ate half a pack of CLIF Shot Bloks and two CLIF Gels during the race.
I slowed down a lot after Bal Mawr and was overtaken by Lou Summers (first lady) and another guy. Rosmenary Moorhouse-Gann was with me up until Grywnne Fechan Valley. She did really well as she was first lady for a while but slowed in the second half and got overtook by Lou Summers and Rona Davies. Not bad considering she only did 10 peaks two weaks ago.