Miles:
4981 total / 0 in 2018
Goal:

New year and new goals, first in line is to go back and run The Highland Fling, unfinished business with this one and The Devil O The Highlands Foot Race

James Day ran: things weren't great ...

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  • 55 miles
  • 12:00 time
  • 13:05 pace
  • 4662 calories
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  • 4642 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Glenmore 12hr Trail race 88.51 km 12:00 13:05 pace

things weren't great from the start , the weather was atrocious throughout the whole day and night with heavy rain low temperatures and hail.
Starting off the 4 mile loop through Glenmore forest and skirting the shore of Loch Morlich all those little inclines that I ran up with ease soon became hills and then mountains, I learned my lesson earlier this year not to go off at a quick pace so I trotted round at a nice pace accompanied by Ross Leslie, After around 7 laps I had to stop and have a total gear change as I was soaked through and starting to shiver with the cold, with clean dry warm kit on and a couple of paracetamol I set off feeling better for the change, I was averaging 45min laps with a break of 10mins for hot tea and some food then it was off again. Coming in from my last lap to make the 52 miles it was then onto the 400m circuit for the last 45min, first a cuppa then it was all go bringing my total to just under 55 miles. My target was 50 miles in the 12 hours one for every year of my next birthday and I can safely say I smashed it.

  • Laura
    Laura

    Wow James. That is just an amazing distance today. Well done. Sorry you weren't feeling 100%. At least you can rest now. You've earned it - very impressive :)))

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Joanne C.
    Joanne C.

    Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. What a shame about the weather but it obviously did not deter you from your goal. Well done a great distance to cover in the time. Love the elevation profile, looks like you did 12 hours of hill repeats.

    over 4 years ago Like

  • Michael
    Michael Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Holy crap! This is awesome James! I'm seriously impressed.

    over 4 years ago

  • Philip V.
    Philip V. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Amazing James. Congrats on this one, your a machine.

    over 4 years ago

  • Peneloperae Congrats
    Congrats:

    UNREAL!! I am so impressed I could fall over!! Seriously, that is an amazing ultra. I can't even imagine the mental fortitude that requires - you are my hero!!

    over 4 years ago

  • Peneloperae You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    .....I hope you are resting like a comfy baby and eating to replenish that amazing body of yours!!! Take some good time to recovery well my friend :)

    over 4 years ago

  • Kelly L.
    Kelly L. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Simply amazing James! I am in awe of that distance and time and then to throw in bad weather and trails/hill, what a serious accomplishment. Wonderful job. I'd say you've given your daughter an amazing example to follow.

    over 4 years ago