This is my fell and ultra running blog. I ran my first ultra marathon in 2011. I've built up over four years to a successful finish in the 2015 Spine Race. This year I'm aiming to focus on one longer mountain race, the Dragon's Back, with the Great Lakeland 3 Day as a warm-up event. If things go well, I might race in Europe in October again.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Run to the PUB! - 01/08/2011
At Pole Bank, just off the most direct route to the pub!
I ran from Little Stretton to the official opening of the Bridges at Ratlinghope (used to be called the Horseshoes at Bridges) tonight.
I had a great run up Ashes Hollow (ran all the way up) then to Pole Bank and down to Coates Farm, with the last 3/4 mile on the road. Felt really strong all the way despite muggy heat and was strengthened more by three pints of the excellent Three Tuns "Solstice" light zesty ale on arrival...
Mmmm... quaffing ale.
5.6 miles and 1,050' of ascent in 1:05:30. Or looked at another way 3 pints, half a pork butty, some crisps a pork pie and some excellent banter in 2:30:00.