Guess My Time for Hardmoors 55 Entries

Thank you to all those who entered my latest ‘Guess My Time’ Competition for tomorrow’s Hardmoors 55.

In total there were 78 guesses and they were spread out as follows ..

  • sub 13hrs (gold goal) – 13 guesses
  • sub 14hrs (silver goal) – 36 guesses
  • sub 15hrs )bronze) – 23 guesses
  • over 15hrs – 6 guesses

The weather forecast is not very good for tomorrow with cold conditions and strong winds so maybe a few of the more optimistic guesses might have been revised!

If you want to follow our progress over the race all the runners have a tracker. I’m number 222 and Katrina is 223.

Live Tracker of the Hardmoors 55 race

Here is a list of all the guesses

(if you have sent a guess and it’s missing please let me know!)

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LOVEultras 030 Northern Traverse countdown 8 weeks to go

In my latest vblog I talk about my mini-split plan for the race.

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LOVEultras 029 Northern Traverse 9 weeks to go

In my latest vblog I talk about the kit I’ll be running in and carrying for the Northern Traverse race in May.

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Guess My Time – Hardmoors 55

This will be the 5th time I have run the Hardmoors 55 but this year will be different in that I’ll be running with Katrina.

I really enjoy this race which goes from Helmsley to Guisborough (though some years it is run in the opposite direction).

Here is a summary of my runs.  (NB My birthday is 20th March hence why I was 56 for two years on the run!)

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This year Keith from is once again sponsoring my ‘Guess My Time’ competitions.

For this race Keith is offering a Salomon S-Lab Light Windproof Jacket for the closest guess. I’m sure there is a Women’s version as well!!

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Plus a limited edition John Kynaston Guess My Time Key Ring!!

To have an opportunity to win these prizes all you have to do is guess in hours, minutes and seconds how long it will take Katrina & I to run the 55 miles from Helmsley to Guisborough on Saturday 17th March 2018 starting at 8am.

To give you an idea of time we are aiming for (though don’t tell Katrina!!) here is my (our?!) goals. We have been doing our long runs (30miles & 37miles) at around 15 mins per mile which means 4mph. So 55 miles divided by 4 = almost 13hrs.

  • Bronze – finish under 15hrs
  • Silver – sub 14hrs
  • Gold – sub 13hrs

To enter send your guess by 6pm Thursday 15th March 2018 by …

Please note that there can only be one guess per time so if your time has been taken I will ask you to change it.

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  • any other reliable method!!


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Summary of February 2018

February has been a good month as I’ve been able to build up the amount of miles I’m running each month. I’ve purposely not done any tempo or speed work and I feel that has helped with my tendon injury. It is coping really well with long slow miles but I suspect it may complain if I tried to increase the pace.

In February I ran a total of 197.41 miles.

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In graph form. Three long runs stand out!

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A diary of my runs and cycles

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A summary of my runs in 2018 …

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March is going to be another bigger month as I have the Hardmoors 55 with Katrina on Saturday 17th March and then my second Northern Traverse Recce runs on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st March when I plan to run 60 miles over the two days.

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LOVEultras 028 Northern Traverse 10 weeks to go

This week’s vblog is a bit longer than normal as it is my video diary of the two day recce run I did over the past weekend (24th-25th February). I ran from St Bees to Shap (61 miles).

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Northern Traverse Recce Weekend

This weekend I’m setting off for my first recce weekend of the three that I have planned on the Northern Traverse course.

I love the planning for these weekends and this one has been a lot of fun to prepare and plan!

Saturday 24th February

  • 07:33-07:44 Train from Paisley Gilmore St to Glasgow Central
  • 08:00-09:10 Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
  • 09:38-10:55 Train from Carlisle to St Bees
  • 11:00 Run from St Bees to Grasmere (38miles)

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Stay with good friends Dave and Tracey in Keswick for the night

Sunday 25th February

  • 09:00 Run from Grasmere to Shap (24miles)

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  • 18:04-18:27 Bus from Shap to Penrith
  • 20:37-22:03 Train from Penrith to Glasgow Central
  • 22:20-22:35 Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmore


James Thurlow who organises the Northern Traverse race sent me a tracker for the weekend so if you want to follow my progress then here is the link. I will switch it on at 11am on Saturday when I arrive at St Bees.

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