Running6:18:52 20.28 km (18:41 / km) +1310m14:07 / km ahr:132 max:194
Mourne Mountain Marathon Day 1.
Bit of a last minute (two weeks?) decision to do the Mournes this year with Gosia whom I'd never met before but from all accounts was a stellar human being.
So happy we did it too. Gosia was great, she kept it going all day and was really good fun to chat to. What a day we got for it too. Not too hot but the sun was shining for most of the day.
Maybe not the intensity I had been expecting but the trade off was that I was just buzzing all day getting to be in the lovely hills.
Re navgation: I was ok except that I marked in number 3 in the wrong place so lost around 6 minutes on that. I made a bad route choice for number 4 which was more terrain based than I expected which wasn't the right option as Gosia hasn't that much experience in terrain. Otherwise I think we took the right routes and we got in in good time.