I was feeling little apprehensive about this race... not sure how ankle would feel but I was determined to run it after already backing out of 2 races this year. I knew it would be tough. There didn't seem as many people as last year and I started off really well. I have to admit I did walk on 2 occasions on the steepest bit of the hill....... and the downhills were just vile..... theres a mile down hill to the finish line and this is where my ankle felt the worst. I was really pleased to come in 3 seconds slower than last yr ( I forgot to stop garmin and looked at finish line clock) and I wasn't expecting that at all. A really good training run and I felt my cardio was pretty good as well as my stamina so the cross training must have been helping. The race seemed to finish quite quickly... last year it dragged!.
I met Alex there a fellow tweeter and also James who came in 11th overall and second in his age category but hes so humble about the whole thing , I would be jumping for joy!!!!
Alex beat me last year and I beat him this year so next year I think it must be the decider.......
A great challenging race, some impressive views and a free finishing pic which I think is a nice touch.
This is the stats
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/69212719 an elevation chart to be proud of.
My ankle feels a little stiff but theres no swelling and I feel back in the game!!!!