North Downs Way & Surrey Hills – 36.8 miles in 6 hours 48 mins
Today was the official start day of TNF100 2013 training so I ran from my house in Woking along the canal towpath and joined The North Downs Way trail path at Newlands Corner. I then dropped down into Westcott then climbed up into the Surrey Hills reaching Leith Hill tower at dusk (22 miles). I then followed the Greensands Way to the summit of Pitch Hill, through Winterfold Woods & the village of Albury. The final climb of the day was St Martha’s Hill which drops down into the town of Guildford.
Guildford to Caterham – trail running along The North Downs Way - 28 miles in 6 hours
This run was a bit of last-minute decision. @bryanwe put a tweet out the day before asking if anyone was “up for a run tomorrow”. I thought about it for a couple of minutes and said yes, I just had to get the miles in as I was feeling good and I knew that Bryan would be running long.
We left Guildford in the pouring rain, ran up to the top of St Martha’s Hill & then onto Newlands Corner re-joining the North Downs Way path all the way to Dorking. By this time it was dark so the head torches were on. Going up Box Hill was ridiculously muddy, hard work & quite funny! Once at the summit it was just mud, mud & more mud all the way to Caterham. Huge fun!
Double Marathon – Woking to London’s Thames Barrier – 54.2 miles in 8 hours 39 mins
I decided to finish the year on a high by running a double marathon into London from my home town of Woking. I ran 2 marathons in 8 hours & 39 mins following the River Thames Path.
The London River Thames Flood Barrier
Trail running along The North Downs Way with @bryanwe – 15.5 miles & 25 miles
Today I was running with a friend, the day was split into 2 parts..
Part 1 – 10.5 miles - Solo run from Woking to Newlands Corner to meet point.
Part 2 – 25 miles - Newlands Corner to The Sands & back with Bryan.