We hear from Phil Griffiths, who’s been pounding the trails, towpaths etc….
He did the half marathon of the Cheltenham Circular Challenge & says,
The entire first half of it is heavy trail, something they don’t really spell out too well and the second half is all road, I just ran the first half in the scenic countryside which was great. My time was 02:42:57 – personal worst across that distance but then I don’t do much trail running. [He still came 11th and it was won (!) in 1:55 – Ed]
I also did the Birmingham Black Country Half on Saturday which I came in at 01:59:47.