The Marlborough 33 miler was held on Saturday and, in a calculated risk, I decided to take part to get my first ultra race of the season under my belt and put my UTMB training back on track. The results aren't out yet so I'll wait till they are to post a race report. However I reckon I did it in about 5hrs 11mins - a good 15 mins slower than last year but I couldn't push my pace over rough ground in case I went over on my ankle. The whole race was a little odd in that respect. I had to let people pass me and not be bothered as I gingerly trotted downhills over bumpy agricultural land for fear of knackering my ankle. I finished strong though and had a great day out running across the North Wessex Downs. And best of all my ankle hasn't twinged at all so taking the risk has paid off.
Next will be to run the route of the Fling on 13th June at race pace(ish) to get the mileage up and to make up for missing the real Fling.
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