Thursday, October 22, 2015

36, Not The Magic Number...

but it is the number of hours till the Mourne Skyline Mountain trail race. I have the route memorised - can you believe that a compass isn't on the compulsory kit list! It is on the 'might be required at the race directors discretion' but not on the actual required list. There are aid stations providing water and the midway station provides energy food - it'll almost be exactly like running the Bristol to Bath Marathon - except for the rough, rocky ground underfoot and the 11,000 feet of ascent (although I've measured the ascent and reckon it'll only be around 9,000 feet). The forecast looks Okay. A bit wet but the sun may come out to play later in the day...