Dark Skies Run Kielder | Phil Lengthorn

We signed up for this run bloody ages ago, and it would appear that it is suddenly less than a week away. In fact, the lovely people at Trail Outlaws have a handy countdown on their website, just in case you’re not quite nervous enough. This is what it looked like this morning:

If you know nothing of the Dark Skies Run Kielder, then let me explain:
26.5 miles (don’t even bother asking about the distance – no idea what it’s not the regular marathon distance)
It is a trail race, run around a big lake, starting early evening and running in the dark. 
It is held at Kielder Water &…

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Dark Skies Run Kielder | Phil Lengthorn

We signed up for this run bloody ages ago, and it would appear that it is suddenly less than a week away. In fact, the lovely people at Trail Outlaws have a handy countdown on their website, just in case you’re not quite nervous enough. This is what it looked like this morning:

If you know nothing of the Dark Skies Run Kielder, then let me explain:
26.5 miles (don’t even bother asking about the distance – no idea what it’s not the regular marathon distance)
It is a trail race, run around a big lake, starting early evening and running in the dark. 
It is held at Kielder Water &…

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Day 16 #janathon – plus me and The Donald… | Phil Lengthorn

Past halfway. Anyone whose has taken part in Janathon (or Juneathon) in the past will understand the whole ‘it’s a rollercoaster’ comment. 

Early on in the month you’re motivated, you want to get out there and start racking up the mileage. It’s fun. 

After a week or so it starts to get difficult, the dark evenings, the cold, the rain, the constant showers, not forgetting the tired legs that ain’t used to running every day. It’s a struggle.

A dozen days in and you’re at rock bottom – the thought of having a ‘rest day’ consumes you – the aching legs are not the only problem, it’s now in…

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