September Round Up
By Phil Eccleston, 05 October 2011 –
It’s been a busy old September on the running front as it always seems to be the case at this time of year, loads of races happed and yet again I could only choose 5 out of around 10 I wanted to do. The 1st weekend was the Keswick trail run, 2nd weekend Hell runner, 3rd week was Garstang half marathon then 4th was Great Langdale marathon followed by this weekend which was the Coniston trail run.
Due to so many races I have not managed to run any Ultra distances this month, I normally manage at least a 30 mile run every week so I am desperate to get out on the moors and put in some big mileage even if it mean running through the night. Having said this I still have managed to average 60 miles per week but feeling like I’m not pushing myself enough to what I normally do, I just hope this doesn’t reflect in the Chester marathon time this weekend coming. October I will be running the Chester marathon, Wildmill 10k and Snowdon Marathon, also I hope to go training with my club must weeks (Horwich RMI Harriers) as its been a long time since I did any track training, yes anyone who saw the Great Langdale results will see they decided to put me in Bolton Harriers club??Thanks!
All these races and only managed to meet 1 TITer as yet, maybe I need to start eating more carrots or its more like I should not turn up to races at the last minute!!
It was good to see not one bit of hair was out of place in the very wet weather running the Great Langdale marathon as you can see from the pic, thats what i call a result!