Well I did ask for race reports & this one from Glenn Wood - somewhere in the Atlantic I believe - has arrived. Currently I think he is leading this series :-)
Following Ian email requesting race reports and stuff I thought I'd send you my race report from this weekend.
It was the Atlantic 150 this weekend, part of the 'Ocean Deck & Treadmill Series'. 150 laps around the helideck in testing conditions, temperatures not seen in many years in Cornwall in October of 35°C, with a light and very welcoming breeze in. The wearing of club vests is not compulsory for this race and therefore I chose not to wear a vest at all, acquiring a suntan is a compulsory part of this series. Water stations were placed every 80m (1 lap) along the course. After a short warm up (really not needed) and a last gulp of ice water (definitely needed) it was time to go. The first 50 laps went smoothly, ticking along at an easy pace, slowing for the numerous sharp 90 degree turns and stepping the pace up on the straights, not much as the next turn is less than 20m away. The course being mostly flat with regular rolling hills (undulations caused by swell). Having lead from the gun (I should point out there were no other runners, does that matter?) it was on to the middle part of the race. Had to take a breather for a few minutes, a sighting of a humpback whale at the side of the course can make the most determined runner stop, you won't see that at the Newquay 10k. After a few minutes watching it splashing and tail slapping and doing back flips its was back to the race, only because it disappeared not because I was enjoying the race so much!!. At some point the lap counter lost count (that was me) but it was surely in to the last 50 laps and digging deep, very sweaty at this point!!, desperate for another whale or some dolphins to come by and give me another excuse to stop. Finally crossing the line in 59:59 (I was also the time keeper, I can multitask you know!) in first place out of a field of 1 and claiming my prize of a towel. A big thanks must go to Stevie Nicks an the other members of Fleetwood Mac, having Stevie keep in you ears for an hour is not so bad, it could be worse!!! And so on to the next race in the series, the dreadmill 60, a true test of willpower to get through 60 minutes running staring at a blank wall, wish me luck! :D
East Cornwall HarriersOctober 5, 2015, 5:47 pm
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Excellent, a very amusing write up Glenn....I can picture it now!!!!
Revis CrowleOctober 6, 2015, 10:10 am