The blog follows my so far fairly successful attempts at running /crawling various distances from 10k to 268 mile races around the UK and Europe.

2014 Race plans

Montane Spine race (268)
Hoka Highland Fling (53)
Barrow to Keswick (41)
West Highland way race (95)
Artemis Quadrathlon
Devil o the Highlands (43)

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Marcothon 2013

Well that's me halfway through the Marcothon 2013, a simple challenge to run every day in December for a minimum of 25 minutes or 3 miles. It sound simple but I've never managed to finish it although I recall starting a marcothon twice previously.  Am i doomed to fail? It doesn't sit very well with me running every day,  i prefer peak period of training and rest / light training.

I started December strongly having planned a back-to-back training run on the Pennine way, running and walking between Alston and Kirk Yetholm.  This went well covering about 80 miles in the two days, with a 5 hour bivvi kip on route.  More importantly I revisited the last leg of the The Spine race where through fatigue and possibly hunger I made some serious navigation errors on the race in 2011.

Since then things have went down hill slightly with a near fatal dose of man flu limiting my efforts to dog walking a 3 miles loop with an odd shuffle to loosen phlegm. #blouse
Looking ahead I have the Tour of Helvellyn race on the 21st December another new race and the Spine race starts on the 11th of January.

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