Endurancelife Gower Marathon
Started in Oxwich this year and went anti-clockwise. When I've done it (3 or 4 times?) in the past, it started in Rhossili and went clockwise. Slightly shorter too.
Not the best of preparations by drinking 7 pints of Ship Yard Ale the night before but at least I dragged myself out of bed at 0600 and got to Gower for the 0900 start.
Started off in lightweight waterproofs as it was raining and cold to start but the rain stopped about 60 minutes in and the sun came out. Then I started roasting! So had to remove the Montane Minimus Top and Bottom after 65mins/10.5km.
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor
Dexlite Knee Height W/p socks
EL Tech T S/S top
Montane Featherlite Gilet
600ml water pouch (full from start and refilled twice)
Shot Bloks x2 packs
1 x Gu Gel
Small piece of banana at each of three checkpoints
Brutally muddy in some sections.
Natalie beat me by a country mile with a time of 4hr 29m 47s (12th overall & 2nd female).
I finished 28th overall out of 150.2016
: 8th - 4hr 44m (Nat 4hr 58m) 2013
: 37th - 5hr 8m 2012
: 5hr 2m