It's been a great start to the new year with some nice miles put in for January. 10 days after the Hardmoors 30 I met up with Dave Simpson and Benjamin Napier at the start of the John Muir Trail for a Birthday Run on a new trail. The plan was to run the 40 miles from Cockisburn to PrestonPans.
The trail is spectacular in parts, the first 9 miles was just stunning as the Sun came up, It is known as a coastal Trail however I would say only half is coastal and the Trail heads inland and takes you by Rivers and fields and Fields and Fields with some nice little villages and Towns.
The day was about getting out and just Running it didn't really matter how far we went or what the pace was we just plodded along, We met my Family at north berwick and Dave's family was also coming to meet him as he was happy to finish here, Thanks for the Company Buddie, and al pay you back on the 21st of June :-)
Myself and Benjamin carried on, the Sun was out but there was a cold bite to the breeze, Soon we had covered 30 miles my legs had felt great upto then, which I was happy with after Racing hard 10days before, However they started to tighten and a few walk breaks came into play, I continued like this for another 4 miles and Benjamin being a star said he didn't mind calling in the rescue party, as he could see it would be a cold 6 mile walk to the End, As I said 40 would of been nice but I was more than happy just running with 2 running buddies, Thanks again Benjamin and See you out there Soon.
Also after my Birthday I found out I was unsuccessful in the C.C.C...UTMB race, I was that upset, I jumped straight into the T.D.S race Oooppsss If the C.C.C. scared me the T.D.S terrifies me and excites at the same time it's only a wee bit climbing more and a few Kilometers longer, Shouldn't be a problem ;-)
Thanks to David Hetherington Our accomadation is all booked (superstar) and my Flights sorted, just need to get Running up some mountains.
Also I have been running all January in these slippers, The Brooks T7 Racer classed as a 5k-10k Shoe, My choice of road shoe in the past have been Crap, I don't often do allot of roads and the one's a buy are mince, I had been eyeing these up for a while, and Collared fellow ultra runner Paul Houston on a 23 mile off road run and he had these on his feet aslo I ran a muddy 16 with him and he raved about these and he had been upto 30miles with them, I was sold grabbed a pair at £24.99 and Boy these are Fast and Light and there never off my Feet for a 4ml 6-7oz shoe there is bags of cushioning and they can take on the hard stuff as well Oh and they glow in the Dark, these are ruined for 5-10k's ;-) For all the Geeky info go somewhere else.
Oh one more thing been welcomed Back onto Team Simpson for the WHW Race So some Fun in June.
Onwards to the D33side 33