UltraBoyRuns seeks ‘Racy April’ (big rolling hills and lots of personality a must) #Ranscombe
Sounds like an advert I’d put in a lonely hearts column – looking for a racy lady named April, big ‘hills’ and personality to match? I think I’d probably get some exciting responses. Thankfully it’s not a dating advert but something I was looking for in April and that was a challenging race to help condition me for a manic May.
What did I find? Well I’ll be doing the Ranscombe Double. The ‘Challenge’ event on the Saturday is a 4.4 mile undulating 8hr timed run while Sunday brings the ‘Ramble’ another 8hr event but a hillier 5.25 mile route. Both will be trail, both will be muddy and by the looks of things both will be like I’m hoping ‘Racy April’ is, moist.
I’ve run Ranscombe three times with SVN events and it never fails to impress and I’ll be chowing down on as much deliciousness as I can stuff into my cake hole.
The aim is a minimum of a marathon on each day but ideally 30 miles per day would set me up nicely for the Hillsborough to Anfield Run and Skye Ultra Trail in May (both over 70 miles). But after feeling pain in my right leg post last weekends hilly 14 mile buggy run I’ll take whatever distance I can manage and not push too hard for fear of further damage.
So good luck chaps for anyone else running this weekend and have fun.
Good luck! I will be there tomorrow hoping to hit 3, maybe 4, laps, so will see you run past me a few times!
Do say hello if you see me, I tend to know a few people at their things and always miss someone but would be lovely to say hi!
It’s my first time as a runner at an SVN event – I supported my partner at Samphire Hoe on his first marathon last August , so will be a new face to everyone. Hoping for many more though!
You’ll have a brilliant time – make sure you get cake before I eat it all
I’ll be a long while even on my 3/4 laps – so you go for it!
I missed you but I did get to chat to your other half! Hope you got round okay?
Best of luck! I hope you have a good one.
Thanks, day one was a laugh, day two will be murder