Long and the Short of it

Sorry to hear of Rafal Tkaczyk’s bad luck at the Cebu 50 last weekend:

‘I run today Cebu50 ultramarathon in Cebu, Phillipines. 3 loops of 18k with about 700m gain on each loop. I finished first loop in the first position and felt strong so I left the checkpoint in the hurry as I didn’t want to lose any time. Then it all went wrong, took the wrong turn and as there were no signs on this stretch I ended up going 4k downhill in the wrong direction. When eventually I realised my mistake it was too late and going 4k back uphill took me a lot of time and I lost the will to continue. Real shame as I had a real chance for a win or at least a podium finish.’

Meanwhile VRUK parkrunners were out in force again with at least 15 members running in various parkruns last Saturday, here is Steve Cadman on his way to a 20:11 finish at Barnsley.

Steve Cadman Barnsley parkrun

Adam Druett reports back on the Barcelona Marathon mid-March, we could use some of that sunshine over here 😉

’Totally forgot to post my finishing result from Barcelona the other week. Here I am with my sister (and vegan runner) Lindsey Jadeja. After posting a time of 3h43mins 10 minutes of a PB but quite pleased really considering a very disruptive training schedule.’

Adam Druett and Lindey Jadeja Barcelona Marathon

Adam Druett crosses the line with German Vegan Runner Ulises Rey

Adam Druett crosses the line with German Vegan Runner Ulises Rey