Dukeries 30 race prep

14th May will be this summers first ultra marathon. After a miserable Thames trott attempt earlier in the year, dreadful weather conditions ended the race at 28 miles. 

This is my working list

Kit 

WDAC trail t shirt 

Ultimate direction mountain vest

Inov8 race ultra 290

Innersoles

Socks

Compression calf gaurds 

Coat

Gloves

Buffs

Cap

Sunglasses

Headphones

iPod touch

Nokia old school phone

Dryrobe

Pre race Nutrition 7:30am race start

Coffee/double cream/ MCT oil
Race Nutrition 

Ground pink salt 

Salts stick

Almonds 

Avocado

Cheese

Water stops

  1. Mile 6
  2. Mile 13
  3. Mile 24
  4. Mile 30


New shoe day

This Saturday I will be running the dukeries 30. 

My current trail shoes – VJ sport irocks are a little too aggressive for the summer trails. I’ve purchased a pair of inov8 race ultra 290. 


They are 323g on the scales and 392g with my heat molded footbalance innersoles.

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Silverstone 10km – 04/05/16

After last years disaster of a DNF due to terrible weather conditions. I was determined to beat this race.

This was the first race in the East Midlands Grand Prix series. I missed several races last year, this year the plan is to complete all in the series. 

Weather conditions this year were good, warm with a little breeze.

Felt strong and comfortable. Wasn’t sure on pace, haven’t run a 10km for long time. But managed a pb of 49:18

Need to work on splits towards the end of the race.

Good turn out from WDAC