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Hardmoors 110 Ultra

by on Jun.04, 2012, under Race Reports

What a day, lost my car in the center of Manchester & had to carry Miles for 3 hours with Ruby & Scarlett in tow down what seemed like every side road looking for it. We even had the police & traffic wardens looking. When I asked a policeman if he could help he said “hang on a second while I get the special car finding kit from the back of the patrol car” very bloody droll!

Found it when one of the traffic wardens said he’d put a ticket on a silver Range Rover, 2 miles away! He said he’d never seen anyone cheer when they got a ticket before. By the time we’d walked the last 2 miles I was exhausted.

We got back late & had to drive the 150 miles to the start of the Hardmoors 110. On the way I realized I’d left my hydration bladder at home & had to run round town looking for a shop. The first 2 shops were out of stock but luckily the last one had them. We eventually made it to the start of the race an hour late.

At the 50 mile point my watch gave up, I forgot to charge it before the start & didn’t know how far I was from each checkpoint. Finished the 110 mile race so tired I’d forgotten why I was there, near the end.

I’m not going to do a race report as they’re done by so many now it’s a bit boring. The main points of the race are, it’s very beautiful & scenic with about 18,000ft of climbing, the first half is up & down hills & the second along a stunning coastal route. I didn’t count the steps but it must be in the thousands. One point alone has 200. If you like a challenge this could be your race. I’d say it’s on a par with the Lakeland 100 as far as difficulty goes.

Very well organized by Jon & the team who did a fantastic job of making sure we all got round safely.

 

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