Mark Smith Completes his 2nd Ultra Marathon
I have just finished my second Ultra Marathon of the year, a growling 34-mile along the Jurassic coastline between Swanage and Weymouth including a total ascent of 6147ft, finishing in 08:48:29. This was the first race in which the pre-race briefing stated DO NOT MOVE OFF THE MARKED PATH through the MoD Land as this is a live firing range with unexploded ordnance – and they weren’t making it up! Added to this two of the mountains we had to climb were extremely challenging with single foot holes on the way up, being so steep we were advised to use the grab rope and work our way up on our hands and Knees if we needed to. Coming back down was worse…
Thank you for the kind pledges towards my ongoing support of Alex’s Wish. April will see no slow down towards the twelve planned Ultra races this year with two further races in April including the 34.5-mile Pembrokeshire Ultra Marathon as a heads up towards my 100 mile Endurance race alone part of the same coastline later in the year.
Get out there and run people!