Photos: Race to the stones 2014
A serious carb-loading sesh, pre-race
Kit at the ready
Keeping warm and trying to contain my giddy excitement. Seriously, I love my running vest, makes me feel so ‘pro’. Ish.
Half the @rtts100 #ultrababes lined up, ready to tackle the race
Evocative forest through Grim’s Ditch
(Almost) halfway - crossing the 48k finish line.
Ready to take on #onemomile after some pasta, pizza and blister treatment. Don’t underestimate the power of things like fave t-shirts and matching water bottles :)
Before my Garmin packed in at around 66k (and my pace dropped severely).
These were the *smallest* hail stones, just as the crazy, electrical storm downpour started. I repeat, the *smallest*. Most were the size of large grapes.
From thundery rainstorms to golden fields in a flash
Between the golden fields above and this photo a lot happened. Somewhere along the way I failed on the nutrition / hydration / painkiller front and my belly got seriously unhappy with me, forcing me to walk for at least 10k. Hannah found me walking and joined me at a walking pace until I could run again. What a star. The next 25k was spent encouraging each other through darkness and overtaking desolate runners, willing their tired bodies along a dark, slippery clay path, as we found our stride together. And then we crossed the finish line, together.
What a journey.