Still haven't wrapped my head around this.
Yesterday at 8:57am, I crossed the finish line at SW100, after being out on course for nearly 38 hours (no sleep!). I had zero expectations when I signed up for this race, except that I may have either just made a huge mistake, or I have just committed the next 6 months to a grand adventure.
It's obviously the latter.
Thank you to everyone who cheered me on, and for all the messages of support. I really appreciate it! Massive thanks to my heroes; the most amazing friends anyone could ask for: Uliana @ulianak012
, Helen @hellsbells7900
and Clint @rrrrunner
, who all came out to the middle of nowhere to crew and pace me from the second night to the very end. To super coach Matt @running_bucky
, who called me in the middle of my climb at Tor Y Foel (aka the soul crusher; DNF maker; Devil's tit), and kindly said I sounded like I was just out for a Sunday stroll. And finally, big thank you and congratulations to the marshals and race organisers at Run, Walk, Crawl @rwcraces
for such a brilliant day out!
• 106mi covered (had to get my money's worth)
• 6240m elevation gain
• 7600 calories burnt
• Nearly 38 hours of running, hobbling and climbing
• Only female to cross the finish line at this year's edition (still floored by that!)
Forever grateful that despite all this, I can still somewhat penguin my way to the fridge for that pint of ice cream that has my name on it.
#SW100 #100milerace #medalmonday #TeamRunningAdventures