I really enjoyed the Hardwolds 80 on Saturday. I have a day off today so plan to write my race report and edit my video so watch out for those!!
In summary I finished 85th out of 204 starters (177 finished) in 20:12:34.
Congratulations to Jan Bienkowski who won my latest ‘Guess My Time Competition.
As I write this on Thursday evening I only have 2 sleeps left before my final ultra of 2018.
I like to have a plan and for this race my gold goal is to finish under 18hrs 30mins. I think it is going to be a challenge but I love a challenge.
Here is my plan ….
All the Hardmoors 80 runners have a tracker so if you want to follow my progress then here is the link …. I’m number 158
Thanks to everyone who entered by latest ‘Guess My Time’ competition.
There were 89 guesses broken down as follows:-
- sub 18hrs 30mins – 6 guesses
- sub 19hrs – 11 guesses
- sub 20hrs – 30 guesses
- over 20hrs – 42 guesses
Here is the full list.
My final ultra of 2018 is the Hardwolds 80 miles on Saturday 24th November. It will be the first time this race has been run but it was part of the Hardmoors 200 in 2017. I was on the support team of my friends Andy & Sarah Norman so I have been to all the checkpoints and ran on bits of the course as I supported their attempt.
The Hardwolds 80 is along the Wolds Way which goes from Kingston upon Hull to Filey. It is a varied route without any major climbs but lots of undulations.
The race starts at 8am on Saturday 24th November 2018
Once again my good friends at http://www.ultramarathonrunning.com have offered a great prize worth £107.95
Plus a limited edition ‘Guess My Time’ keyring
To take part and have a chance to win these prizes all you have to do is send me your guess in hours, minutes and seconds of how long you think it will take me to complete the 80 miles.
As before there is only one guess per time so if your time is taken I’ll ask you to guess again.
To give you an idea here are my goals for the race. Runners have 24hrs to complete the 80 miles.
- Bronze – sub 20hrs
- Silver – sub 19hrs
- Gold – sub 18hrs 30mins
If you want to take part please send your guess by 5pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018 by:-
- leave a comment on this post
- on my Facebook page
- Twitter: @jkynaston
- Text: 07905 218162
- Instagram: jkynaston
- Email: email@example.com
- in person
- any other imaginative method
October was a decent month with the Dunoon ultra in the first week plus another Dragon’s Back recce two weeks later.
In total I ran 145.54 miles.
Here is my video of my Day 3 Recce on the Dragon’s Back course.
This weekend I’m looking forward to heading down to Wales to do a recce of Day 3 of the Dragon’s Back Course with my friend Andy.
The plan is as follows
- Friday after work – Drive down to Dolgellau. Andy has booked a room at the Youth Hostel Kings at Islawrdref.
- Saturday – 7.15am Drive two cars to Machynllech, leave one car and drive back to Dolgellau to start the run.
- Saturday – 8.30am Run from Dolgellau to Machynllech (27 miles in around 9hrs)
- Saturday – 5.30pm Drive back to Dolgellau to pick up car and then to the Hostel.
- Sunday – 7.15am Drive two cars to Ceredigion, leave one car and drive to Machynllech to start the run.
- Sunday – 8.30am Run from Machynllech to Ceredigion (17 miles in around 4.5hrs)
- Sunday – 1pm Drive back to Machynllech and then home.
Andy reckons the going underfoot, apart from a few sections, is far easier than Days 1 & 2. There are some steep grassy climbs so I’ll be taking my poles to help.
Once I’ve done this weekend I will have covered Days 1-3. My plan is to recce Days 4 & 5 over 3 days in April with Andy. So by the time the race starts on Monday 20th May 2019 I will have covered the whole course.
I thought I would do another vlog with how my training and preparations for next year’s Dragon’s Back race is going.