Overall its a 13.1 mile loop that you have to finish within 8 hours. The twist this year was that you have to be out on your last loop after 4hrs 30 mins. Last year it was 5hrs 30 and given where I am at the moment, this left me with really only the option of 2 loops and a marathon. Even at that it turned out a little long at 27 miles odd.
Also slightly different from last year the start and finish was within Jeskins Park and it was a double out and back route. Similar to last year it was part of a quad but today it was day 2, last year it was day 3.
It was great to see Paddy Quinn over from Cavan after his amazing 10th Belfast 24hr 100 miles effort last month.
|With Paddy Quinn
Lee was the only one who went Ultra today.
|Finished with Andrew
Even at this I was mid pack as this was a particularly challenging course at >2100ft of climb.
The usual big medal was there with goodie bag and I was home again in 2 hrs.
Photos Philip Rand:
Stats for today: