Monday, 10 August 2015

NDW100 - Just as a spectator

I was hoping to run but it was deemed too close to a transatlantic trip to the in-laws. In hindsight probably the right call. The trail goes a few miles from my house so I thought I would take my daughter to get her first taste of ultras. I did the TP100 in May so she was excited to watch a race. The day belongs to the runners, volunteers, crews and pacers but hopefully having a few cheers from me and my excitable 6 year old daughter with pink hair helped your day. I was planning some live blogging in the style of but was foiled by poor reception and a flat iPhone battery. I got the first 30 or so runners on film but cheered through to about 80th place before heading home.

Congratulations to the finishers, and better luck next time for the DNFers - always better than a DNS or DQ... I watched the live feed on Sunday morning and was pleased to follow the finishers and very sad to see a grandslam dream or two fall short.

If you want copies of the photos, drop me a line and feel free to use on any blogs. I am signed up to the A100 so hope to see some of you there...