Kath: Having already done a recce of Leg 1 of the Bay Limestone course in perfect conditions the week previously myself and David Downes were feeling confident. We had realised that we needed to stay low around Humphrey Head after going slightly short the previous week, other than that the course should hold no surprises. My biggest concern, although I had spent most of my career seeing very early mornings, I have never been known for my love of them. 5am alarm! But with just 12 hours of daylight, needs must.
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First ultra marathon completed and what a challenge, think I went through every emotion out there.
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Richard Kendall - December 2021
Bay Limestone Round – 27 December 2021
The only bad thing I could say about this round is that my shoes afterwards have never smelt worse. Perhaps some combination of the salty marshwater at the start, some agricultural land, and plenty of mud caused the especially pungent smell. It probably didn’t help that to avoid getting cold, I got straight into the car afterwards and drove for half an hour with the heaters on before stopping and changing out of my leggings and running shoes – cue a lengthy and ungainly struggle to put on a pair of jeans while suffocating from the warmed marsh/farm/mud combo.
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Neil Stevens - December 2021
I set off at 5.10 am after being dropped directly at the station by Tyrone Lewis after he got up at 3.30am to pick me up at 4am (absolute star)
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Andy & Rachel Slattery - May 2021
We saw the Round when Tom first established it in 2020 but my Covid response job meant that we only recently had chance to do it. We were looking for some long runs prior to the Lakeland 100 and would normally be doing the Fellsman and Old Counties Tops at this time of year so having this almost on our doorstep was great.
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