I returned to my childhood home in 'Druth, so I ready to take on this 17.5 mile Cornish Coastal section of the South West Coastal Path (SWCP).
It was my first and probably only invitational entry to an event I've had in my relatively short running career. Boy I was going to make the most of it.
This section of the path is deemed the toughest section of the Cornish Coastal path and they weren't pulling my todger about it neither.
|Cape Cornwall (The Start)
The wife kindly offered to help out so using our van she became known as the "bag lady" as she was doing the baggage drop from the start to the finish. David the RD is a great supporter of what I do and has even run the whole of the last day of my last big adventure. So it was the least we can do by supporting him and his events.
|Some of my friends running it as well as David the RD
Soon runners were arriving and kit check/registration opened and people were processed. The weather was horrid, with heavy rain and gusty winds battering the Cape.
After a safety brief by David we were set off at 10am. It's nice to have a slightly later start to most events. It was a busy start on the coastal path for the first mile but after that we all soon to start spread our legs.
|The start line
|Some of the stunning coastline you run
The second part I lost a lot of time in, with more climbs, bouldering, knee deep bog made up of mud and animal shit. I really struggled with the boulders. I ain't going to lie, I found the last 10K part very tough and in most for me almost un runable. I learnt a lot from it to take forward but overall I was pleased. I went out to enjoy the course, and I bloody well did. I took in the scenery, took photo's, ran most of the way with two friends. I think one of the great things about this event is so many people I knew either were running it or were helping out!
|Action shot early into the race as I've got my jacket on pic by Sarah Tregear Photography
|The beach crossing before the finish line pic taken by Jane Allison
|Somewhere along the in the race sun came out but the wind was strong
|3,927ft of climb over 17.5 miles. A little lumpy
Overall it was bleedy brill! Thank you all for reading.
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