Repost from @davidpingram – great race report, and what a great achievement after such a hectic run up to the event! It doesn’t feel like this was five weeks ago already, roll on 2022 ⛰🥾⛰
I had an amazing run this weekend. 100km Peak District Challenge. Starting 9pm on Friday night and finishing at 2pm on Saturday.
I was slightly apprehensive in the run up due to a business trip to Toronto on Tuesday through Thursday, so arriving at London Heathrow at 10:00 after a week of poor sleep capped off with a transatlantic flight into UK on the morning of the race things weren’t feeing great.
At 66k I started to get a little tendonitis in my right shin, but some ibuprofen and a shot of caffeine seemed to have a miraculous effect, as the final 30km felt really astonishingly good.
I must give a shout out to my friend and nutrition supplier @resilient_ali and his great product @resilientnuts. Thanks old boy, it did the trick as always. Also a big shout out to the organiser Will at #wildernessdevelopment for a fabulous event!!!
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