FKT: Simon Fitzmaurice - Harrogate Ringway (United Kingdom) - 2020-08-12

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Standard loop
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3h 40m 21s
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Tough one! Ticking over fine earlier on- a lot of open fields to start out. I was hoping for a thunderstorm last night to clear the humidity, but no luck. Passed lots of familiar places from my childhood and teenage years (Rudding Park- where I worked over summer many times, Traveller's Rest- a favourite local pub etc). Started to get hard from Harlow Carr onwards- a lot more up and down, and dodging roots. Felt like I needed a lot more water, and started flagging near Nidd Gorge. Had a boost once I recognised the Beryl Burton cyclepath, and coasted back to my start point.