Before setting off I did a map study and decided that a pair hybrid shoes would be best due to the mix of road/trial. I found out within the first couple of miles that this was a massive mistake! Due to the recent downpour most of the route was a complete swamp. The last 2-3 miles I was able to maintain a good pace due to the canal path being good underfoot. I carried my own nutrition and hydration. 2x handheld bottles and 4 gels.
2h 23m 59s