Scott Harris Green Man Ultra Race Report (2015)

Scott Harris Green Man Ultra Race Report (2015)

Written by Scott Harris – http://runninganimo.com

It’s been a while since I last raced so I was getting pretty excited in the build up to running 44 miles around Bristol. A couple weeks leading up to the race I was feeling tired, far more so than I should have been but with my training going well I felt pretty good about things. Recently I’ve found that my body acts a little differently in the build up to races; I use to get ghost pains where my body would remind me of previous niggles but now I feel tired as my body and mind prepare for what’s about to come. Already feeling tired, this made it pretty hard to judge my actual state.

Banging my knee very hard on my wooden bed two days before the race did nothing to help. Ouch! That seriously hurt, but I knew I was being over sensitive as it was so close to race day. The limp only lasted a couple hours.

The route starts and ends in Long Ashton as you circumvent Bristol covering roughly 44 miles. In achieving this you qualify as a Woodwose. I did a recce about 3 weeks before hand from Keynsham to the finish line, making several navigation errors despite having the route on my GPS watch. Shortly after the recce a friend who was also running told me it would not be marked on the day. It had being announced a couple months before hand but I had managed to miss that vital bit of information. The recce became even more useful and I made as many notes as I could to help keep my errors to a minimum on the day. I studied these a couple more times as I laid out my kit the night before.

Race day was here. I got my things together and headed from the B&B I was staying in, to Long Ashton Community Centre. I picked up my race number and with surprising composure attached it to my t-shirt, taping corners to ensure it wouldn’t rip. I had a quick chat with Phil Taylor who was over from Jersey before the race briefing.

With the race sold out 300 of us slowly exited outside and to the start line. Last year’s winner Stu Wilkie would lead everyone through the initial streets until we hit the trail. We got underway and I aimed to get near the front early on.

Photo: AF Photography

Photo: AF Photography

GPS

Photo: AF Photography

Good job we had someone to follow from the start as I would have probably have got lost already. Until the second checkpoint I didn’t know where I was going and had to rely on either my watch or someone who knew the route. Fortunately someone clearly did and a few of us settled in behind Clare Prosser as she lead the way, though someone else had gone off fast immediately. He was out of sight for now, but such an aggressive start meant he would likely be caught later on.

The running was going well with it not being ridiculously muddy, in fact it was great weather and with the possibility of sun shine in the afternoon it was going to be a great day. We entered CP1 and continued on, I decided against grabbing any water as I wanted to follow Clare. Once we hit CP2 I’d feel comfortable navigational wise.

I could tell it was getting closer, I grabbed a gel topped up my water and left the checkpoint in Keynsham. I was a little too excited and started to speed up. I decided to see if I could make a gap and start to push a little, initially this went well and I was feeling good. Then I made a wrong turn; bugger! I had to double back and before I headed back on track I could see the pursuing runners. I speed up a little bit again but that wrong turn had knocked my confidence navigating and I started to question my tactics. I only had to make another error and my surge would be a waste of time. I decided against pushing shortly afterwards and stopped for a toilet break as the 4 four runners (Clare, Phil, Alan and Ross) caught up and over took. Never mind. I joined on to the back and kept running thinking one recce wasn’t enough on an unmarked course!

Things were going fine and I was happy to be back in the pack, who were still slowly but surely gaining on first. We started to see glimpses of Brian Robb who had been leading from the start. As the others started to fade a little, Clare and I caught up and overtook Brian. I was marginally in front but took another wrong turn. Clare overtook and shouted down to me so I turned and got back on route. As we had to cross a couple roads she seemed to be able to run across without waiting, whereas I had to stand a little frustrated waiting for cars to pass. Slowly I was losing ground.  As we passed through Kendleshire Golf Club I still had her in sight but having to wait again as I crossed another road I could no longer see her. Soon after this I developed a stich and had to walk it out, it was only for a few metres and thankfully cleared up quickly. I got moving again and was soon at CP3 trailing Clare in 2nd by about a minute.

I topped up on water, had a coke and got moving again. The short break helped and I was moving well but a little uncertain if I had it in me to speed up much anymore. I had underestimated the terrain a little, it wasn’t difficult running but my quads were started to feel all the soft ground as running through mud and fields took their toll. Mentally I was in a pretty good place feeling relatively comfortable that those behind wouldn’t be moving any faster than me.

I kept going thinking about the route ahead. The only error I had made on the recce between here and the finish line was right at the end exiting Ashton Court. Otherwise I just had to worry about moving, eating and drinking enough. I kept running with no one close ahead of me nor behind. It did start to feel like I was running for second place now with little I could do. I couldn’t get complacent though just in case someone behind found their legs. I was soon at CP4 about 10 minutes behind now. Oh well. I still had a chance of getting in under 6 hours 35 minutes which was the course record. Okay so I wasn’t going to set a new course record but if I could get in under the previous CR I’d be pretty happy with that.

Home straight

Photo: AF Photography

I kept looking at my watch – this was going to be tight. I started to slow a little which I wasn’t happy about! Come on! Over a couple playing fields, over the Clifton Suspension bridge, into Ashton Court, pass the Green Man (which I missed again) on to the final hill of the day. Almost there, time to focus…

I ran down hill knowing it was almost over, just had to cross a road, pass through another golf course and I was pretty much there. As I got to the bottom the route turned 180 degrees and down hill further?? Great. Worried I’d miss the turn like I did on my recce, I’d over compensated and turned off too early. I ran diagonally up hill to try and meet up with the route off trail through leaves pushing my way through smaller trees. Still unable to see the route, I turned left and ran down hill off trail, worried some how I might miss the road crossing. I swore. And again. Damn. I was now on a path running parallel to the road I had to cross, but as I was approaching from the wrong angle I couldn’t see the crossing. There it is clearly marked. No doubt the turning I had to take was also marked! I got back on route passed through Long Ashton golf course and headed down hill to the community centre and the finish line. That had probably cost me a couple minutes. Extremely frustrating end to the race but I’d taken 2nd place and 1st male in 6:40:33.

Full results

My run on Strava

//www.flickr.com/photos/115471567@N03/sets/72157650723237839/” target=”_blank”>More photos  from Amanda of AF Photography

Big thanks to all the volunteers and those at Ultrarunning Ltd who made the event happen.

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Guy Mawson – Midnight Express Race Report (2015)

Guy Mawson – Midnight Express Race Report (2015)

Written by Guy Mawson – https://guymawson.wordpress.com

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Strange things abound down in the South West… Nearby we have Glastonbury Tor, Avebury stone circles and even Minehead Butlins…. But maybe one of my favourite oddities is “The Green Man Challenge” – a 44 mile route around Bristol which has a bit of a cult status. Anyone who completes this tour is awarded the status of a “Woodwose” – aka a wild man of the woods… I’m not kidding about this stuff – there’s a website and everything!

So – naturally, ultra runners would push the boundaries right? Ultra Running Limited put on a race in March each year on the route – I’ve done it twice and really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed the route so much I did an unofficial run in November of 2014 meeting-up with an old ultra-runinng buddy for 25 miles in the middle of the session.

People ask me why do I love this route so much? I’m a mountain Guy – the Green Man is pretty rural and rolling, only 3,500′ ascent over 45 miles. I’d do that sort of ascent in 5 miles in the mountains! There’s lots of tarmac, styles and kissing gates. Cows, cow pats, mud and muddy pasture… On paper it sounds nasty? But – I tell you what, after a few months of gnarly hills, mountains and rocky stuff – it’s nice to ground yourself back into urban reality a bit. Running through pastured fields, urban and rural housing estates while everyone sleeps is a unique experience!

So – The Green Man Midnight Express. Like the name implies, it starts at midnight about 5 miles south-east of Bristol. It was a normal Friday, so I was was up at 06:00 and worked all day in Cardiff, home at 17:00 and killing time until the drive over the bridge to that foreign country for the start at midnight.

I’d guess most, if not all of the 30 people starting knew what they were doing! You don’t just randomly find out about this sort of stuff. I only got a last-minute place by emailing Steve the RD. Eventually midnight rolled-around with a muted “Go” so as not to awake the residents we headed off into the night.

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I was dead last at the start, lots of kissing gates and styles slowed the pack down. Navigation was really tough – on a mountain route it’s easy, you just head for the highest peak! Urban trails twist and turn, there’s lots of little paths and bridleways splitting off in all directions. This is where my GPS paid dividends – I stuck to the route like glue and helped guide a pack through to CP1 where I was straight in-and-out.

Some days you’re happy to chat with runners, some days you just want to focus and run – tonight was a focus night. A couple of chaps caught up with me and we shared a bit of banter. One lad had never done an ultra, the other has only just done a 50k recently – they were moving fast and well so we jogged through to CP2 where I had a quick pit stop and legged-it off alone.

From CP2/15-miles I was pretty-much on my own to the finish and did my Gandalf “None Shall Pass” routine! It was a nice easy run round the outskirts of Bristol… The Green Man is a bit grim through the middle, industrial and urban areas but rewards you with some great scenery later on.

It got light around 05:30, initially I’d targeted sub-10 hours but  it was obvious that it was going to be a bit short. After the UTPD last weekend and with the Ridgeway Challenge next weekend there was no point in trashing myself so it was a nice, easy jog/walk through the final few miles until about 1 mile from the finish.
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I was looking at my map as I wondered where this mountain came from – surely there are no Alpine peaks in Somerset? Apparently, this peak is called “Guy’s Hill”!

The run had its low points – but that’s only to be expected on a 45 mile run. I love night running through the unknown, and watching the dawn break over some classic scenery is something everyone should experience.

I finished at about 10:20am and was home, back in Cardiff for midday! I still can’t quite comprehend that over the course of about 30 hours I did a full days work, drove to another country, ran nearly 50 miles and then drove back home! 12 hours later I’m still not ready to go to sleep…

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Ultrarunning Limited know how to put on a good race! The medals are pretty awesome too – my new “Midnight Express” Green Man medal sits proudly with the other Green Man medals. The Green Man is a brilliant introduction to ultras for the newbie and still a testing route for the more experienced.

Ira Rainey has a book about his journey which, I’m ashamed to admit I have’t bought or read – however it does get rave reviews. Plus – he told us about a diversion last night, so for that reason only I’ll give him a plug!

Buy it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/191008901X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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Steve Worrallo – RD (2013)

Steve Worrallo – RD (2013)

Written by Steve Worrallo – http://www.ultrarunningltd.co.uk

Well, with two weeks to go to the start of the GMU 2013, we were getting a little concerned with the course conditions and accessibility. The Frome Valley river was knee high in water and the Pegwell Brake footbridge over the M5 still hadn’t been re-opened. It was looking like a challenging year indeed.

But with a break in the wet weather and some cold days to firm up the ground, March 2nd turned out to be almost perfect race conditions.

With entry numbers exceeding one hundred, the Green Man Ultra was proving a popular challenge and it was very pleasing to see so many familiar faces.

Last year’s winner, Darryl Carter, had been suffering from some injury issues leading up to the race, but like the weather, race day saw him in fine form and keen to get underway. Unfortunately last year’s ladies champion, Liz Wiggins, wasn’t available for the race, so the ladies title would be heading towards someone new.

As last year, first arrival at CP1 was Darryl Carter, and that really set the tone for the whole race, as each CP time extended Darryl’s lead. It was looking like a new course record was there for the taking.

And so it was, as Darryl completed the race in a new record time of 6 hours 35 minutes, knocking a staggering 43 minutes of his previous record.

Still with some incredibly fast times, we had the next 8 finishers arriving home with only 15 minutes between them all.

Zoltan Lesi was second with a time of 7 hours 48 minutes, he also won the Individual Canicross Title, knocking nearly 2 hours off the previous Canicross record.

Lee Parker came in third with a time of 7 hours 52 minutes, with Alex Foster fourth in 7 hours 54 minutes, beating his 2012 time by nearly 30 minutes.

Simon Baker and Mark Lowten, in 5th & 6th , with just a minute between their times.

In 7th and taking the Ladies Title with a new course record of 8 hours 3 minutes was Lynette Porter. Joining Lynette in joint 7th was Keith James & Mark Gregory.

Many more great personal achievements and improvements on the 2012 results but a mention must go to Stephen O’Callaghan who finished his race in 9 hours 27 minutes, shaving an epic 90 minutes off his last year’s race time.

Mixed Up Mutts V2 retained their Canicross Relay title, again with a much improved time.

Relay Team Bristol OG’s became the first Relay Team champions to conquer the Green Man in a time of 9 hours 8 minutes.

And the Warmley Wobblers secured the Team tilte where each member completes the full course distance, in an accumulative time of 29 hours 15 minutes.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and suppliers, Kandoo Printing, Summit Fever Photography, 9Bar, GU Energy, Red Bull, Moti Sports.

Thanks to all the CP locations for allowing us to use their premises, and especially or own unsung heroes – the Cp Staff who did a really great job.

And thanks to the Redwood Hotel and Country Club – the facilities, hot showers, hot food, etc, etc, were again superb and appreciated by all.

The Green Man Ultra will return on March 1st 2014 with a twist – same route but maybe anti-clockwise, you will have to wait and see.

Earlier bird discount for 2014 bookings will go online very shortly, (they will be non refundable and non transferable), and will be available to all previous competitors until the end of March. So you have some four weeks to grab a bargain!

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Steve Worrallo – RD (2012)

Steve Worrallo – RD (2012)

Written by Steve Worrallo – http://www.ultrarunningltd.co.uk

With the Green Man route shrouded in mystical tales of good and bad fortune, it was with great anticipation that 44 brave hearted competitors amassed at the starting point located at Redwood Park Hotel on Saturday 3rd March 2012.

At 8.00am the hooter set the intrepid adventurers – which included a mix of ultra runners from all over the UK and a handful of Canicross enthusiast – on their way; their dogs seeming keener than them to get pushing forward. The weather looked ominously overcast and the drizzle was threatening to make the going tough.

But this, the inaugural Green Man Ultra, was a happy day for the Green Man who delighted us with brightening sky’s and at times untypically warm weather.

Liz Wiggins

Liz Wiggins

The route, which can be demandingly muddy in parts, was holding firm and the two leading runners (Martin Indge & Daryl Carter) zipped through CP1 in an impressive 1hr 21 min. This was record pace.

Martin & Daryl were still tied as they departed CP 2, but even more amazing; “who’s that coming over the hill”? Just seven minutes adrift from first place was Liz Wiggins; it would have done Lewis Hamilton no harm to have witnessed Liz’s pit-stop, she’d gone before she arrived!

But the Green Man Ultra should never be taken lightly and with Martin trying to seize an opportunity and break away from Daryl, he made a costly error, going slightly off track. Even though Martin had great experience with the course, The Green Man had struck a fatal blow, resulting in Daryl securing a 20 min lead by CP3.

The chasing pack was making this into a great race, and any slips upfront could have been costly.

Daryl secured his place as champion with a record time of 7hrs 8 min, Martin Indge came second with 7hrs 34 min, and David Mitchell also dipped under the 8hrs with 7hrs 59 min.

Liz, cruised to the ladies title, arriving fifth overall with a time of 8 hrs 21 min.

Bill Graham, with 8hrs and 1 minute, disappointed that he wasn’t inside 8 hrs, was consoled by winning the Men’s Veterans trophy.

Alex Foster, Bryan Stadden and Diane Roy gained 6th, 7th & 8th places respectfully.

Aleknavicus - were winners, with a time of 10 hrs 8 min.

Aleknavicus – were winners, with a time of 10 hrs 8 min.

Matthew Gillard came in as first Canicrosser in 9th position with a time of 9hrs 45 min.

Canicross relay team ‘Mixed up Mutts’ – Dawn Crook-Richards, Claire Williams, Margaret Plum, and Carol Aleknavicus – were winners, with a time of 10 hrs 8 min.

Twenty-nine runners achieved a time of under twelve hours, with the last official finisher at 14 hrs 15 min.

With the onset of night, all races become more challenging, and The Green Man is no different.

Canicross relay team ‘Hope’ had troubles from the outset. But credit where credit is due their perseverance was admirable. But in trying to reach CP 3, and at an expended time of 15 hrs 40 min it was concluded that they had “no-hope” and retired from the race.

Finishing in the dark though can have its benefits as in the last couple of miles of The Green Man Ultra the runners have to cross the beautifully lit Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The Romanian Chef serving soup and pasta at the finish had a beaming smile all evening; apparently he had acquired several telephone numbers, of course for outside catering purposes only.

Ultra Running would like to thank Martin at Moti Sports, Giles Heeks at OMM for stepping in at CP1, Clive Marston for helping out at CP3 and The Gaveller for recording and signing in of the new Woodwoses and Woodwights. Also our sponsors 9Bar.

The Green Man Ultra returns next year on March 2nd 2013.

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Green Man Ultra Report by Daryl Carter (2012)

Green Man Ultra Report by Daryl Carter (2012)

Written by Daryl Carter – http://www.ultrarunningltd.co.uk

The Green Man Ultra is a 47mile race organised by UltraRunningUK. Its course closely follows the Green Man Challenge route around Bristol’s Community Forest Path (CFP).
More details at www.ultrarunning.uk.com/green-man-ultra.html

I had been keen to do the Green Man Ultra ever since I saw its inception on the UltraRunning website. It is quite an interesting course that loops around Bristol and has some fantastic views. My only concerns were a) fitness and b) navigation. I had spent most of February in Lanzarote working and getting in a lot of off-road (lava) running and scrambling. As well as sea swims and the occasional bike ride I managed 50/110/70miles running over the three weeks. My legs were completely shot when I returned home and I suffered a little ‘over-reaching’. I spent most of race week resting and fortunately by Thursday I felt a lot better and ready to race.

At 3:45am on Saturday morning the alarm went off! I wasn’t looking forward to a 2hr+ drive from Teddington (Middlesex), but at least it meant I could have a decent breakfast in advance of the race. Once at the race venue (The Redwood Lodge Hotel & Country Club) I had just enough time to sort myself out, meet the organisers and the Gaveller, some fellow competitors, and check out the OMM stand (I’m always looking for an upgrade!).

It was interesting to see a number of canicross competitors and their dogs for this race. At the start of the race one dog got a little excited, broke free from its owner and gave the leading runner a fright. Only a few hundred metres into the race a group of four formed at the front – Martin Indge, Alex Foster, Liz Wiggins and myself. I’d never met any of them before, but they all seemed quite comfortable with up to 7:15/M pace. After just over a mile we joined the Green Man Challenge Route, heading south along the CFP.

Despite the cold and intermittent showers we were all in good spirits and Alex was doing a fine job of directing us along the route having recced it in advance. I had also done a recce of the first 27miles of the route with a friend in January. We were hoping to recce the whole route but ran out of time thanks to a number of small navigational errors. It didn’t fill me with much confidence on the day, although I had a decent map and a garmin watch, so at least I wouldn’t get completely lost.

Miles 2-6 went over rolling fields of grass and mud, climbing over stiles and gates, and dodging the occasional cow and horse. At the start of the race I was contemplating how quickly we were running and what it translated to in terms of an overall time. It wasn’t until 6 miles into the race with shoes full of mud that I appreciated just how tough the 47mile course was going to be. I was already getting quite sore and stiff, particularly in the hamstrings and gluts. I never expect to get through an Ultra run without some amount of pain but this was a lot earlier than expected , and I put it down to the training block in Lanzarote the weeks before. It certainly left me somewhat concerned and uncomfortable. In contrast Martin was running very comfortably beside me and seemingly enjoying himself. He had a quick leg turnover and if he dropped back to do something he would sprint back beside me in seconds. This could be a long hard day.

I considered the first significant climb to be at Dundry Quarry and thought I’d seize the opportunity to test my fellow competitors out by running all the way up. I didn’t consider it to be a risk as I’d run much longer and steeper climbs in the Brecon Ultra. At the top of the hill, where the course starts to head east, I glanced back and didn’t see anyone. I eased off on the run into Dundry but just as I reached the main gate I could hear the fast turnover of feet from behind and Martin was there once again, only probably in better shape from a more balanced effort! There were a number of ladies with huge dogs in Dundry and for a moment I thought the canicross runners had taken a different route.

From Dundry the route continued east towards Norton Malreward and Checkpoint1. Martin and I continued at quite a strong pace, but due to a few small navigational errors would find ourselves picked up again by Alex and Liz. This was particularly the case at East Dundry where just like in my recce we took the wrong route down another path and had to backtrack. This would happen many more times during the race, but thankfully I would become aware of my errors within about 10-15 seconds thanks to the Garmin watch and could either backtrack or divert. The four of us made it to Checkpoint1 at the Norton Malreward town hall within 1 minute of each other.

The weather had improved over the first 2hrs of the race and it was now getting quite warm. Martin and I kept up a strong pace through Pensford, Woolard, Compton Dando and Checkpoint2 in Kenysham at 16 miles. I was struggling with a lot of stiffness at this point and decided that after the aid station I would take a short break to shed some clothes, drink plenty of electrolytes, stretch and take a toilet stop (not all at once of course!). I didn’t mind giving Martin a couple of minutes lead as I was hoping I’d feel a lot more invigorated after the break and then entertain myself by trying to gradually bridge the gap. However, it wasn’t until I turned the next corner near Londonderry Farm and the start of the Dramway that I noticed he had disappeared. I didn’t know whether he had taken a wrong turn or simply speeded up, so I increased my effort past the Mill and along the Dramway before continuing along the CFP into the countryside once again.

At 26 miles the course ran through the Kendleshire golf course and on exiting the grounds I heard a shout from a roadside (refreshments) van “you’re the first one!”. It dawned on me now that Martin had indeed taken a wrong turn, and this encouraged me to work even harder. At Damsons Bridge I thought I had reached Checkpoint3 when I spotted what looked like a pub across a stream to my left and a man in a bright yellow jacket bending over a crate of beer. If only! Although I did hang around for a couple of minutes double checking the map while salivating. I weighed up the map against the Garmin and it seemed I was a little short, so continued. At around 28 miles I finally reached Checkpoint3. I was tired, sore and stiff but it was good to know I now had less than 20 miles to go to the finish. Checkpoint3 and 4 were slow transitions. It could be I was glad of the brief chat and something other than energy gel!

The next 10 miles to Checkpoint4 involved a lot of running on roads and paths through residential estates and traversing the M4, M32 and M5 motorways. Personally I don’t mind a few miles on tarmac in XC shoes. The increase in muscle fatigue/soreness is off-set by the increase in pace – it’s nice to see those miles tick by a little quicker! I vividly remember mile 32 at Bradley Stoke being a bad patch. I really didn’t want to walk so I took another toilet break, drank a good 300-400ml and within 5mins I felt much better again. Strangely enough I went through a bit of a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs for the next couple of miles. The ascent of Spaniorum Hill at 36-37 miles was tough. But despite a lot of pain in the gluts I didn’t want to break into a continuous walk so ‘ran’ as much as possible. I started glancing back occasionally to see if I could spot anyone, but no-one was in sight. I told myself that as long as I kept the pace up to the other side of the Clifton suspension then I would be safe. After 38 miles I entered Henbury and once again I ran with map in hand to make sure I didn’t take any wrong turns before Checkpoint4.

The reception from the volunteers at Checkpoint4 was fantastic. My only complaint (if it is one) is that they are ‘too friendly’ and you can get suckered into a conversation with cup of tea and slice of cake in hand! I have to find a way of extracting myself from race checkpoints much quicker in the future.

The Green Man route continues through the Henbury playing fields on towards the river Avon. There was another athletics XC event taking place, which may have caused some confusion to the marshals present, but as the last of the runners were finishing I nipped in and out without issue. I was starting to get a little ‘lazy’ at this point. I would find the excuse of checking the map, readjusting my backpack and/or taking nutrition to justify short walking breaks. I’d been keeping an eye on my pacing and total distance at this point. I thought I would be easily inside the green man course record and even break 7hrs. However, I didn’t realise there was a lot of climbing still to come. Miles 42-46 from Sea Mills through Sneyd Park estate and on to Clifton suspension bridge were generally uphill and ate into the clock. It was hard not to stop and appreciate the views high up over the bridge and the river Avon but I was leading a race, so immediately turned away and headed down to the bridge itself.

The final two miles over the bridge and back into Ashton Court were tough, going uphill into a headwind. I would occasionally glance over my shoulder and take a few short strides to break it up. I could now finally appreciate what I had done and enjoy the finish. I’d taken part in a terrific race and enjoyed some wonderful views around Bristol. The Gaveller was on hand at the finish to provide me with my Woodwose (‘wild medieval man of the forrest’) certificate.

My final time was 7hr8min, which was 11min quicker than the old record. I made a number of navigational errors and perhaps wasn’t completely rested so I would like to come back later in the year when the weather is good, have less weight to carry and I’m more familiar with the course.

Darryl Carter (Woodwose LIV)

Gear : 2XU compression calf guards and shorts, Ironman shorts, Helly Hansen LS top, Bjoern Dhaelie gillet, inov8 roclite 295 shoes. I had a OMM race smock packed in my Olmo5 backpack along with compulsory race equipment and a couple of protein bars. I started with 2 x 750ml bottles of electrolytes and added tablets to water at Checkpoints.

Official Race Results : http://www.ultrarunningltd.co.uk/results/green-man-ultra-2012
UltraRunningUK : http://www.ultrarunningltd.co.uk/

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