The forecast wasn't great with rain showers forecast all day, and anyone who knows me knows that if the rain is more than just a bit of drizzle, then I don't like it at all.
Running friend Claire joined me for this race and we had an easy drive to race HQ at the Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre although the drive took longer than I anticipated. We collected our race numbers and met up with other Caerleon RC runners for photo's and a chat before heading to our start pens.
My race went well and pretty much to plan. I was aiming for a 2 hour finish and I got in at 02:01 so I was happy with that. If you've never run this race then I can thoroughly recommend it.
Tuesday evenings run was different to the usual club run. The club run was to run the Llanhennock Loop in reverse, which meant some fairly sizable hills but, my calfs and glutes were still aching from Sunday's race and I really didn't fancy that. Fortunately fellow club member and friend Michelle came up with an alternative which was to run from the 14 locks canal centre with some of the runners from the Run Newport group. This was a nice, easy paced run along tarmac paths , an open grassy field, and some trail paths before getting onto the canal path where we headed back to 14 locks, and my achy muscles thanked me for not subjecting them to big hills.