It’s time to open up my ‘Guess My Time’ competition for my second ultra of the year – Cateran 55 ultra-marathon which is on Saturday 16th May 2015.
The good people at www.ultramarathonrunningstore.com have provided another superb prize to the person who can guess closest to my finishing time. This time they are giving away a Salomon S-LAB SENSE SET 1L Race Vest which is worth £76.45
To have a chance to win this excellent piece of kit all you have to do is send me in hours, minutes and seconds how long you think it will take me to run the 55miles. The route is a large anticlockwise loop beginning and ending at Spittal of Glenshee following the Cateran Trail.
To give you an idea of what I’m aiming for I’ve done the race once before in 2010 and it took me 10:14:41. That year I ran an ultra a month for 4 months Hardmoors 55 in March, Highland Fling in April then the Cateran in May and West Highland Way in June. For me it was too much trying to run one a month as I didn’t feel I recovered enough from the previous one to push hard.
The Fling that year had been a bit of a battle so I wanted to enjoy the Cateran. I took lots of video clips and tried to run comfortably. I ended up having a great day finishing strongly.
I’m five years older but maybe more experienced (??!!). I will certainly be running to my HR again after the success of the Hardmoors 55 in March and I would like to think I could go faster than 2010. I did a recce a few weeks ago of the final 30miles and I was a little slower than my 2010 pace so that made me wonder whether I can go faster than 2010.
Anyway I like to have realistic but challenging goals so here are my bronze, silver and gold targets …
- Bronze: sub 10hrs 30mins …. Unless I have a disaster or the weather is really bad I feel I’m capable of this.
- Silver: sub 10:14:41 …. I might as well go for a pb??
- Gold: sub 10hrs …. I would like to think if things go well I could do this but it is a challenging target
So if you would like to win the Salomon Race Vest and a limited edition John Kynaston key ring!! Please send me you guess by 6pm Thursday 14th May by ….
- Leaving a comment on this blog
- On Facebook – jkynaston
- Via Twitter – @jkynaston
- Text – 07905 218162
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- In Person
I will only one guess per time so if a time is taken the second person will need to change their guess.