Well I guess a few of you will already know how I got on at UTMB. Yes, a very, very disappointing DNF! My first ever DNF in an ultra race, and actually the first race I have pulled out of since the Rimutaka Triathlon way back in 1985!!! So I surpose I have had a pretty good run for the last 26 years!
What went wrong? Hard to explain in a quick update, but I will expand within my race report to follow sometime (whenever that will me!) Too put it simply, I just had 'nothing' on the day. There was no 'zip', a real lack of positivity, and overabundance of negativity within, which was making ever step a real struggle. By the time I had reached the Lac Combal checkpoint after nearly nine hours, even with encouragement from Richie Cunningham at the checkpoint, I knew my 'day was done'!
Thanks to all of the people that were out on the course cheering me on, shouting out my name, especially the Alpine-Oasis group. A pity I wasn't able to put into practice what we talked about.
Thanks to everyone that sent me 'best wishes' for the race. It is much appreciated, and really does help usually, but just not this time!