Catton Park 6 hr Enduro

20130512-181121.jpgA 6 hr enduro on my door step is always a temptation, despite a decision to focus on shorter racing. Weighing up all the pros and cons I did think, it will be good 3 Peaks preparation and I might just get a suntan as well! Well I shocked myself. Not sure whether you can ever say a solo enduro is an enjoyable experience, but at the finish I felt I had given it my best shot and was pleased with second . Sure the top spot on the podium would have been great but as the eldest woman in the race who kicked ass right to the bitter end I was a happy lady. Both the winner and I managed to do an extra lap, having passed the clock just before the 6 hr cut off. Think it was a nightmare for both of us at that point but its amazing what you can do when you have to, and that day I dug far deeper both physically and mentally than I have for a long time. When you have the strength to do that, you really are moving forward. Well it looks like an entry to the National Marathon Championships might be on the cards, now I am enjoying myself!

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