Liverpool to Leeds Canal Race Report 2015 (LLC130) – well a brief update anyway ☺

Start of LLC130

Start of LLC130

A quick update. I was chuffed to PB by 3:50 minutes this year at LLC130, finishing 2nd overall in a time of 24:09

I couldn’t quite hold on to joint first place due to combination of nutrition and hydration issues from around 70 miles, but I’m hugely encouraged by my new training strategy, especially after hitting the 100 mile point in around 18 hrs.


Now it’s a case of recover and refocus for Spartathlon in 3 weeks.

I knew the proximity of LLC130 was a risk but I missed out on GUCR due to a virus and was keen to run LLC130 again and benchmark my progress.

I also figured that I needed appropriate psychological prep for Sparta and LLC130 was perfect.

Thanks to Dick Kearn. Wayne Simpson, all the volunteers, supporters, fellow runners and of course my OH Gill who was as usual a star!

Also thanks to Ross Langton for the great photos.

My best result to date and I feel sure I can do better 🙂


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