Hardmoors Goathland Trail Marathon result

Race Date:  Saturday 12th November 2016

Brief race report by Nicole Brown

I had a fabulous day yesterday doing the Goathland Hardmoors trail marathon. I’m not going to attempt a full race report – I just really want to say thank you to the Monday night SLIMs group.

I started running 4 years ago because I wanted to run ultras. (Don’t ask. Bizarre midlife crisis. Can think of no other reason.) Since then I’ve done 10 ultras, very slowly. It’s been about the endurance. About completing & not competing.

But I’ll be honest – it’s hard looking at races and thinking – ‘Will I make the cut-offs?’

Since doing the Hardmoors 60 in September I’ve trained really hard to up my average pace. I was hoping to do the race yesterday (29miles, 4300ft ascent) between 8h15 and 8h45 – cut off being 9h. I did it in 7:34:56 – nearly 2 minutes per mile faster than I expected.

A key run in my weekly training has been Monday night with the SLIMs, often led by Kev. It’s been great step up for me. It has helped me to attack *inclines* & to up my pace considerably.

So thank you SLIMs. I’m hugely encouraged!

Well done Nicole, a great result. Altogether there were 95 finishers, with a number of others caught by the sweep! The race was won by Daniel Jones in 3.55.12. The first woman was Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn in 4.10.49.

Striders Results:

Pos Name Cat Time
77 Nicole Brown FV 40 7.34.56

Full results: here


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