Day 178/365 – Cotswold Way Relay – Stage 2

An early start for the Cotswold Way Relay. Up at 05:15 to get breakfast eaten and out to pick up Justin and then on to Charlie’s to change cars and head out to the start of stage 2. We arrived in plenty of time for a warm-up before the start of the stage. A bit of a bottleneck at the first gate, but the 100 of us soon stretched out along the hills up and down the Cotswold Way. It was hot and sunny weather and I was glad to be carrying water with me. In a race situation I did end up going faster than when I recce’d the route, but I still walked up the hills and took it a little steady on the sharper downhills. I was pleased to get under 2 hours and not be timed out. Hopefully it will help the team place well, I will find out tonight.

UPDATE: Well, we won 1st placed ladies team, which I wasn’t expecting. Our stage 1 runner broke the course record for that stage, which was a massive help, and we ended up over half an hour ahead of our closest rivals. On my stage I was 63rd overall and 12th lady.

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