I have Enduroman down as undecided as they have so many races I am still deciding which to do. I want to do the IUTA quin, but that will need a crew. If I don't sort out a crew I will probably do the continuous double, as I know I can look after myself for 24 hours, having done it a few times this year on runs already.
|With Dan, the winner|
|With Bill. We ran 16 laps together!|
Then Endure 24 turned out to be a mud fest, which surprisingly I did really well in. I was surprised because I hate mud, but I learnt that it was easier to run through it than try to walk. I am starting to think bad weather suits me. 60mph gusts of wind on the bike in Lanza 2012. I even got blown off on the turn point. Only 15 finishers from 40 starters. TP100 2013 saw floods and snow with a finish rate of only 55%. The mud at Endure 24 this year meant only 10 people ran 100 miles or more in 24 hours. It seems what we like: for me flat, clean, warm and no mud, is not what we are always best at!
|run forest run!|
|Scary as hell!|
I was disappointed not to finish the Olympian race. I was caught out by the mountains and need to train more on them. It was also to be my qualifier for the Spartathlon, so I have to rethink that. I still have time as I was planning in entering the Spartathlon in 2016. Maybe I can get my 100km in 10 and 1/2 hours or the 200km in 24 hours in a race, as these are also a way to qualify.