Running 1:40:36  20.04 km (5:01 / km) +410m 4:33 / km
Mendip Muddle 20km
Such a struggle
Write up for phil:
Started off quickly down Velvet Bottom (what a name) after advice that you need to get ahead of all the road runners who can't deal with rocks/stiles, and felt comfortable so kept the pace up for a while. Up Beacon Batch I started to tire then went for the downhill around 8km and killed my legs. Dolebury was quite a struggle then at the 10km drink station (yes I stopped), some guy started encouraging me to run with him. Stuck with him until about 13km. At this point, feeling super sluggish (must have burnt myself out on the first half), I had my gel. Crawled up the 2k hill, stopped for a full cup of water and continued shuffling. Then my saviours Abi and Duncan appeared with Jelly Babies at the top of Beacon Batch, heroes! the last few km were all fine then :)
First time I've run 20km (longest run before that was the one I did last Friday) - Wasn't really sure how to pace it but have learnt some things and I'm sure I'll be much quicker next time.
5th woman, got some chocolates yay!