Seeking asylum in the hills & transcendence on the trails

First race of the year – D33 Ultra marathon

First race of the season is finally upon me. A relatively short ultra at 33miles. Training has been going well and the thought of getting out there with like-minded people is giving me some pretty active butterflies. I’m not exactly a seasoned-pro when it comes to ultra races, but hopefully this is the first of many this year. Two more to follow soon….confirmed races.

Race strategy will be to do my very best not to get carried away for the first 20K. I have a bad habit of getting too excited with other runners about and passing people when I really shouldn’t.  I  just want to enjoy this run without pushing too hard and potentially burning out. So, expectations aren’t high in terms of time / placing. Just want to take in some new surroundings, maybe chat with a few people and enjoy the first of many races this year.

So, if you’re out and about in Aberdeen at all on Saturday, the race starts at 9.00am, Duthie Park. Tweet me if you want to say hello (@pyllon) and maybe we can do the old fashioned face-to-face thing. Keep your fingers crossed for fair weather.


9 responses

  1. See you on Saturday!

    March 16, 2011 at 11:55 am

    • Good stuff Mark, look forward to it!!

      March 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

  2. Alan

    “A relatively short ultra at 33miles.” LOL!

    Good luck dude, I’m sure you’ll do well. 🙂

    March 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    • Thanks matey, means a lot. Will let you know how it goes 😉

      March 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  3. Lilacswizzle

    Good luck bro, you will be ace. Nicola x

    March 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    • Hope so. Will let u know how it goes. I have you-know-who beside me. Always will x

      March 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  4. I’m wandering around town wondering if you’ve finished yet. Then I remembered I hadn’t commented here yet.
    Hope you’re blasting it. I know you will be. Hope we get a race report. 🙂

    March 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    • Of course!
      And thanks for your comment (finally) 😛

      March 19, 2011 at 6:43 pm

  5. Well done, it was great to have someone in the race to help get me through the last section,hope you have recovered ok,good luck with the gedm, if i see you at the fling i’ll say hello.

    March 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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