Helly Hansen, Beauty and the Beast, Trail Marathon
Did the Helly Hansen, Beauty and the Beast Trail Marathon today.
I was pretty nervous at the start, as I couldn’t help but notice I was still limping pretty badly on my right leg walking up the hill to get to the start line from an injury I’ve had over the last few weeks - not a good sign! It’s been getting better, but I haven’t done much training for the last 3 weeks.
So I started pretty stiff but after 5-10km warmed up fine, but then took a tumble over a tree root on lap 2 (of 6) - that smashed my left knee which nicely balanced my useless right calf!…
I ended up hobbling around the remaining laps a bit with a walk/run strategy!! Finished in a time of 5hr33(grrrr!), but there was 1780m of climb according to my Garmin. Great event, great atmosphere, great organisation… and nice and local. Definitely one to do again