FKT: Rob Bourne - Leicestershire Round (UK) - 2020-06-20

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22h 45m 48s

 I set out on a Supported attempt of the Leicestershire Round - running by myself with manned checkpoints.

Conditions: The ground was wet from previous rainfall & we had drizzle for the first 15 miles. The rest of the course was partially cloud, wet underfoot but no rain.

Start: 52.738200, -1.029542

CP1: Laude Abbey - Provided with Water & Snacks

  • Hilly & Muddy but felt good. 

CP2: Foxton Lock - Provided with Water, Tea & Snacks

  • Had some gastric distress & struggled to keep liquids/solids down

CP3: Willoughby Waterleys - Provided with Water, Tea & Snacks

  • 'Mentally' the second most difficult part of the course. Spirits lifted as we moved into night. 

CP4: Barwell - Provided with Water, Tea & Snacks

  • Most enjoyable leg - calm and relaxing through the night despite a couple of run ins with cows & horses

CP5: Market Bosworth - Provided with Water, Tea & Snacks

  • Felt great up to Markfield. Struggled with aches & motivation to get to Newtown Linford

CP6: Newtown Linford - Provided with Water, Hot Choc & Snacks

  • Power hike up Old John. Struggled once again at Swithland Reservoir. Got a second wind on route to Cossington whilst some underfoot blisters started to cause issues. We were then left with the home straight before rest, relaxation & recovery take priority. 

Finish: 52.738200, -1.029542 

Backpack: Tracker, extra layer, first aid, snacks & 1.75L of water/Iso. Head torch at night. Viewranger OS map on iPhone for Nav.