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I’ve been mulling over next years ultra options in the last couple of weeks and I’ve seen a problem and that’s Transgrancanaria – a race I’ve been looking forward to since the moment I heard about it. I signed up in a moment of madness just prior to my attempt at the CCC but after my failure there I regretted the entry.

The reason I suppose is not that I believe I’ll fail at TransGC – quite the opposite infact, my training has been going well and my injuries haven’t been as hideous as in 2014. No the reason I’m not so keen anymore is that I think this big race so early in the year might negatively impact the rest of the year and I’ve got some properly interesting stuff waiting in the pipeline. I’m already in for Country to Capital again, I’m off to the Skye Ultra Trail and I’ve made my first tentative enquires about running the Leeds-Liverpool Canal 130 for my big A race of 2016 and then I’m hoping to finish the year with Haria Extreme in Lanzarote (another reason to not do TransGC – I don’t want to visit the Canary Islands twice in a year).

As an alternative to TransGC too we’ve got The Green Man Ultra which I’ve been wanting to do for absolutely ages and it’s the same weekend, so I’d still get to ultra, just in a more Bristolian way!

So the question is chaps, do I just let the entry to TransGC slide away and continue on my path of running smaller, potentially more ‘me’ ultras or should I just say sod it and run TransGC anyway and hope it doesn’t ruin me for the other races?

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