Life has been too busy for blogging it seems but now that we are back in the routine of cranking out the winter training I hope to post more regularly. To get started a quick recap of the summer’s main adventures!
Loutraki Vertical KM – Greece. Debut for Team Arc’teryx in the World Skyrunning Series. 5th. Sightseeing run round Athens a highlight too.
Scottish Hill Running Championships – Durisdeer. Funny race, chatting with Prasad Prasad most of the way then he took off up the final climb when I wasn’t paying attention. My first defeat in a Scottish hill race for 2.5 years.
PostFinance Orienteering World Cup –Switzerland. Good sprint training round Zurich then good run in the “B-final” at the WorldCup. Shame to be relegated by not running EOC but made the most of the situation.
SkyGames & Arc’teryx Camp – Pyrenees: Another Vertical KM followed by a great camp with journalists, Arc’teryx team and staff and a run up my first 3000m summit.
WOC – Switzerland. 11th. An improvement on last year but not a great performance technically. Still hungry for more.
Snowdon International Mountain Race - Wales. Win! Full write up on AttackPoint.
August & September – Long races
With WOC behind me it was time to look forwards and up. And up and up and up a bit higher. I like to go long after a spring and summer of sprint training.
First Sierre-Zinal –Switzerland. Write up here:
|The last km of the JungfrauMarathon is pretty spectacular. |
It's also the only downhill in the race!
Finally the Jungfrau Marathon – Switzerland. 21st, team 4th. A solid, safe run. If I was running again I might take a risk and go out faster but I’m happy with how it went this time. Blow-by-blow account here.