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Joggling Races 31 - 40

Another 8 months for the next 10 (31-40) marathons. Mostly marathons again, including another visit to the Holme Pierrepont water center (not again), and the cakeathon and chocothon, with themed metals and lots of goodies tied in with the name..


The video was taken after the start of a very soggy and muddy Spires and Steeples challenge (Lincoln to Sleaford). It rained all the way and a couple of miles later I sprained my anckle falling in the mud, so the last 20 odd miles were a bit of a struggle. My MP3 player also played it's last song before dying in the rain, so I was just gald to make it to the finish line. 

 

31 - 40 statistics:

 

  Races 31 - 40 Total (1 - 40)
Marathons 8 31
Ultramarathons 2 9
Distance Joggled 272.6 miles 1198.93 miles

 

31. Hornsea Marathon (26.2 Miles) - 2 Sep 2018

Race 31 - 26.2 Miles 04:22:23

This was my 4th Grim Up North event, starting at the seaside in Hornsea, then following the track of an railway line into Hull, turn around and then head back.

The first half was just under 2 hours, so had visions of a Joggling PB under 4 hours, but wilted on the way back in the sunshine.

32. Spires and Steeples (26.2 Miles) - 14 Oct 2018

Race 32 - 26 Miles 05:33:00

Revisiting this event after 10 years, with the promise of a nicy shiny medal at the finish. It rained before the start and for the next 5 hours so the fields turned into a gloopy mudfest. 

I fell over in the mud after about 4 miles and twisted my ankle, so the next 20 miles or so was painful going, especially a few minutes later when the MP3 player played it's last tune and died. I was glad to finish about 5 hours later.

33. Kirkstall Abbey Marathon (26.2 Miles) - 17 Nov 2018

Race 33 - 26.2 Miles 04:37:54

Was still recovering from my ankle injury, so it was a slow start to this event. My 5th Grim event, this time 4 laps starting at Kirstall abbey, before heading along the river bank and across a few fields.

You can't beat a beer and chocolate in the goody bag along with the medal at the end.

 

34. Barrow Xmas Tipple (26.2 Miles) - 28 Dec 2018

35. Pierrepont 6 Hour Event (30 Miles) - 19 Jan 2019

Race 35 - 30 Miles 05:39:44

36. Cambridge Boundary Run (26.2 Miles) - 10 Mar 2019

Race 36 - 26.2 Miles 04:53:28

37. Yorkshire Cakeathon (26.2 Miles) - 23 Mar 2019

Race 37 - 26.2 Miles 04:58:51

38. Peterborough Marathon (26.2 Miles) - 14 Apr 2019

Race 38 - 26.2 Miles 04:24:54

39. Northampton Chocathon (26.2 Miles) - 21 Apr 2019

Race 39 - 26.2 Miles 04:47:09

40. Chesterfield Spire Ultra (33 Miles) - 11 May 2019

Race 40 - 33 Miles 07:06:13