For those of you interested in the results of the Marlborough Downs 33 mile Challenge that took place today I thought I would simply report the male results now, tonight, so 'hot of the press'. Actually I have just remembered the woman's winner as well. I will write a full race report probably tomorrow, but I'm just a wee bit tired tonight!
It was another great race, superbly organised, with warm conditions. There were 164 entries, I guess around 130 - 140 would have started. I ran pretty well, but 'wimped out' when it got to the 'nitty gritty' part of the race!
Allen Smalls won for the second year in a row, in a new record time of 3:51:35 ish, beating his joint course record shared with Matt Giles from last year of 3:53:41. Paul Fernandez finished second in 3:53:30ish, and I finished third in 3:55:04. It was a really good race with the lead changing many times throughout the race. But Allen just had that little bit extra today.
Women's winner was Kate Bailey in around 4:20, and I think next in was Sarah Rowell but there maybe could have been someone else in front of her, in around 4:35. Sorry for not being 100% sure in remembering the women's 2nd place.
That's all for now. Time to read how other's got on in their ultras today.
From a tired, Stuart. To tired to sign off with a quote!