2012 Plans

Not a lot to report over the last couple of weeks.  I have been working on weight loss to try and drop from 72kg to 70kg (optimal race weight) and a few more run sessions with Caesars Camp 100 (22-23 Oct) in mind.  I did a back2back a week ago involving a one loop recce of the Brecon Beacons Ultra course with one of our Elagen team (Shaw Pye) on the first day, followed by a 6hr run/hike around the Mortimer Trail, Shropshire and Herefordshire Trails the following day.  A total of 55miles of hills and high temp.  I felt fine on the following day, but have endured a little core fatigue since then.  I’m just about to do another recce of Caesars Camp and hopefully finally cover the official route!  I wanted to try some trek poles on some of the hills with a thought to using them towards the end of the race, but have not received them yet.  I’ll blog about Caesars Camp next time.

Below are a list of races and personal challenges for 2012.  As you can see its very ultra orientated.  I will however choose at least one long-distance triathlon in the UK, possibly Forestman. 

Races
From (confirmed in bold):

22 Apr – London Marathon
5 May – Malvern Hills Ultra
http://ultrarunning.uk.com/
2-3 Jun – Grand Union Canal Race (145mile)
http://www.gucr.co.uk/
23 Jun – West Highland Way Race (95mile)
http://www.westhighlandwayrace.org/
24 Jun – Forestman Ironman-Distance Triathlon
http://www.racenewforest.co.uk/
27 Aug – Ultra Trail Mont Blanc*
http://www.ultratrailmb.com/

 

Personal Challenges

TBD – Bob Graham Round
http://www.bobgrahamclub.co.uk/bobgrahamround.co.uk/
TBD – Welsh 3000s
http://www.welsh3000s.co.uk/
TBD – Cotswold Way 104mile Record Attempt
http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold/

 

*depending on Caesars Camp 100 completion (qualifying pts)
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