Guess My Time

There were 6 of us in our group for our Club tempo run tonight. Davie M took us on a great route which was very hilly. I was feeling quite sluggish for the first mile or two but once we hit the hill it soon woke me up! David Mack was running very strongly and looks like he has recovered quickly from the Fling.

With the Cateran Trail Race just over 9 days away I thought I should open up my ‘Guess My Time’ Competition. I did consider not doing it for this race as I’m treating it as a training/preparation run for the whw but I’ve done the competition for all 11 ultra’s that I’ve done in the last four years and didn’t want to stop the sequence!

So normal rules apply … all you need to do is send your guess in hours/minutes/seconds how long you think it will take me to run the 55miles.

To help you here are some points to consider ….

# I’ve never been on the route before so there is potential for getting lost and losing time??

# I’m treating it as a good solid training run and my plan is to try and run the 55miles as if it was the first 55miles of the whw.

# I ran the 53mile Fling a couple of weeks ago in 10hrs 14mins …. I want to be slower than that!

# I’ll be taking my camera to do a video diary of the day. How much time will that add on?

# I’m not taking any splits or target times so your guess is as good as mine!

So if you want to enter send your guess by ….

# Leaving a post on my blog
# Sending a text to 07905 218162
# Email
# Phone 0141 884 8282
# Speak to me in person.

Entries need to be in by Friday 12noon 14th May 2010.

Small prize for the closest guess and a place on the ‘Guess My Time’ Hall of Fame!!!!

Finally thanks to Debs and Marco for letting me know I got a mention in the June 2010 copy of Running fitness magazine. If you don’t get the magazine here is the relevant page!

Wed 5th May Run Details

8.93miles in 1hr 10mins 13secs (7.52 pace)
This entry was posted in guess my time competition, tempo run. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Guess My Time

  1. Johann says:

    That's my guess. Nice one for making into the mag.

  2. Julien says:

    Hmm, tricky on this one… I'd say 11:11:11 if you're going to take it easy.

    Have a good one!

  3. As long as you get to tick off the box…but my guess is 11:15:25

  4. depends how many coos are on the route, but i'll go for 10:50:00

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi John,
    I've really enjoyed following your blog over the last year or two as I've started to get into ultras. Maybe I'll see you at the race on Saturday. I expect you will do about 10:55 – I'm planning on going a wee bit slower than you (hoping to beat 12). The route looks really good.

    Ali B-J

  6. NORRY says:

    hi john always miles out, so 10:48:48
    it is.

  7. SarahW says:

    Hmm, I reckon a speedy 10.33.00- you will be in at least 2 hrs before me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s