This was part of the www.saxon-shore.com race series that is held in the South East of England. It was an 8 hour timed run and you could stop when you wanted.
|Start Area and Aid station
It was a long day as it was an 8 am start and I live 2 hrs away. I also picked up Marie Chapman en-route at a Gatwick hotel. 4:50 am was up time with a quick breakfast and much scraping ice off the car. It was -4 and freezing. I was on the road by 5:30 am. I had arranged to pick Marie up at 6:30 am and rocked up at 6:40 so slightly behind schedule.
We easily found Cuxton village near Rochester in the South East
The 3.8 mile loop was great. The first mile was over open track predominantly downhill. At this stage the path was rough but wide. The fist hill soon appeared and it was a long but runnable trek through a lovely forest section up to a kissing gate high on the South Downs. The gate brought us to a high open track
|Marie after first loop
|Lovely forest sections and hills
I managed to keep my loop time to under 45 minutes for the first 6 laps even though it was getting progressively muddier as it warmed up. But more and more of the route became claggy and less and less runnable. I was through 6 laps in 4hrs 25 mins.
|Mud kicked in as the Sun came up
|Ringing the bell signifies your finished
I was absolutely delighted to finish in just over 5 hrs 30 mins (Over 1 hr for the last lap) and rang the bell to signify that I was finished.
|Medal presentation from Traviss
It was another super event by www.saxon-shore.com and I look forward to the next one.