… and two seconds !

The preliminary results are in ( link ) and as can be seen below, I’ve been given a time of twelve hours, thirty minutes and TWO SECONDS! Just over the twelve and a half hours – oh well, there’s always next year!

The official result
Having a think about my low period during the Round Rotherham, I’m putting it down to lack of food. I only had a pot of porridge for breakfast and only grabbed a few biscuits from the checkpoints on the way around. I was alright for the first, say, twenty miles then hit the wall ( or as cyclists like to say, bonked! ). Eventually, I’m guessing, my body starting using it’s reserves and my performance picked up. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

The annual LDWA ( Long Distance Walkers Association ) hundred ( link ) opened for entries, today, so I’ve put my name down. The process works like this; pre-entries are accepted until 28th November ( my birthday ). If there are more than the limit of 550 entries, entrants will be selected by ballot ( a bit like the Virgin London Marathon ) with LDWA members who have completed a qualifier ( mine was Rotherham ) being given preference.

Entered

The event is to be held in Lancashire starting and finishing near Chorley. The route takes in Rivington Reservoir, Winter Hill, Darwen and in to the outskirts of Blackburn. From there it climbs Pendle Hill ( watching out for witches) before descending into the forests of Bowland and Gisburn. From Slaidburn the route follows the Hodden Valley to Longridge Fell, Houghton Tower before some canal towpaths and tracks back to the finish.

I’ve done fifty milers ( Rotherham, twice ) and the Thames Path Challenge ( sixty two miles ) but need to up my game to be ready on 23rd May 2015.

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