Long Tour of Bradwell - Saturday 6 August 2016
32.7 miles (52.6 km); 7,218 feet (2,200 m) of ascent
Starters: 66; Finishers: 64; Retired: 2
Fastest Man : Ken SutorCheshire Hash Harriers 5:21:22
Fastest Woman :13th overall Lisa Trollope Unattached 6:50:57
Gregory Crowley : 8th 6:30:50 DPFR
Simon White : 40th 8:21:04 DPFR
Steven Jones : 45th 8:40:19 DPFR
Jim Paxman : 52nd 8:53:54 DPFR
Weather : A hot dry day and quite sunny. Dry underfoot.
Peaks SkyRace - Sunday 7 August 2016
29.7 miles (47.8 km); 6,560 feet (2,000 metres) of ascent
Weather: A hot dry day and quite sunny. Dry underfoot.
While trying to sprint as fast as I could on the outskirts of Buxton about a mile into the race I fell heavily on tarmac.My water bottle dug into the lower ribs (broken ribs?) and various cuts and bruises.My target to finish in under seven hours transformed into a battle to finish.It is hard to run properly when you can't breathe and I was reduced to a brisk walk and jog while limping along.Eventually I was timed out at the Cat and Fiddle pub (the final checkpoint) where I was about 17 minutes behind the cut-off.Even so I was pleased that I had carried on and it was much better than to have retired earlier on and it was still a fun event.The next evening (Monday) I went to the Leicester Royal Infirmary to be checked out and I was examined but not X-rayed.The medic thought that the ribs were not broken but the muscles were badly bruised and it could take up to eight weeks before I was back to normal and my toe was probably not broken.The chances of resting are pretty remote since there will be a busy schedule in September with some interesting ultras taking place.
Fastest Man : Ben Hulkins Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers 4:36:12
Fastest Woman : 3rd overall Sarah Ridgway Unattached 4:56:39
John Brierley : 95th 7:23:44 DPFR
Steven Jones:DNF (timed out at the final checkpoint)