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.
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.’