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Run another day

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Run Another Day 3rd of July, mid morning and I'm heading down the the K2 running track in Crawley for a second attempt at a 24 track run after the first unsuccessful try in 2019 . The failure in 2019 wasn't a complete surprise since (as I've mentioned in other posts) I hadn't started with the intention on completing I was just pleased to be able to get to the start line and simply intended to 'go as far as I could' on the day. However, I had multiple different goals to target this time - A, B and C. Goal A was to achieve a Spartathlon auto-qualifying time (~140 miles) goal B was to get a Spartathlon ballot eligibility time (~112 miles) and goal C was to complete the 24 hours. I had it all worked out on a spreadsheet and had a plan. The race start is at mid-day so this is a relatively relaxed and leisurely start compared to most races, with time to setup a track-side gazebo with supplies and settle in. Tent town Base station Pre-race briefing and lots of familia

Goals (having)

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I started writing this back in November 2020, but just didn't have any focus or motivation at the time and rambled a bit, but I've been trying to decide what my next goal is, and how to achieve it. (North) Down As mentioned before, I've been a bit down following the North Downs withdrawal , obviously everything's been a bit strange and hard for everyone. I had still got my Wendover Woods 50 entry in the calendar after cancelling everything else, but as it became clear this wasn't going to happen either, James at Centurion had started organising a series of virtual events instead. Wendover (virtual) Like many people who run, I'd been (very) critical of virtual races in the past - apart from specific individual charity ones where the point is the publicity and fundraising for a cause and the run is almost secondary. But as the format has evolved and developed this year, I've been won over. When the race is being defined and run within very specific (unique) co