In case any Wild Night Run Series first timers were wondering why our medals are not round. Here's a handy photo & Strava from #WildNightRun regular Christine Fritsch - www.strava.com/activities/1378548244...
Adam 'Tango' Holland was last nights #WildNightRun winner after a close fought battle with team WildRunning's (and King of the NIght) Jack Casey. Turns out Adam blogs nearly as fast as he runs and had this blog up before we left the pub last night! ...
It’s odd, I find, not starting my day with a race, instead I was at work making sushi. As soon as I had finished work, I headed down to South Brent to check out the course before the event (knowing parts of the course makes a big difference mentally and physically, especially knowing what type of terrain is the come). At the same time, I was able to do some B roll for my next video on my YouTube channel, which will be out in the next couple of days.
Afterwards, I headed to basecamp where the start was and eventually found a parking space. Went in to find Ceri, as he offered to let me borrow his fantastic head torch, which was also one of the prizes for winning the event- My goal ended up being to try and win the head torch, not the race.
It was soon 6pm and I was ready to go. I wasn’t right at the front as there were a couple of people ahead of me and I didn’t want to push through. So when we got going it was difficult to make my way to the front, but when I did, I was in behind the front 2 runners. After a while, falling over (!) and running on a section of the course that I knew, I went past one of the runners but the other one had a bit of a gap. He was much better than me on the uphills, I could see him pulling away. I knew the first half of this event was all uphill and the second half is downhill which I was hoping would be my advantage. I soon found out it was and it didn’t take me long to catch him up after he vanished from sight. As I caught up behind him, we went up another hill and he pulled away, but I was the determined I was going to catch him on the next downhill, which I did and he gave me a good comment about my downhill running. After that point, I tried to keep the lead and when I could see the finish line I let out a big YES!! I was so happy crossing the line, not only winning but being able to receive a brand-new head torch from Petzl. It was great to talk to the other runner after we both finished.
Something Wild Events team did a fantastic job setting up the course and getting everyone ready before the start. I highly recommend you go check out their events.
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